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Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

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Address: Place St-Germain-des-Pres, 75006 Paris, France
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My favourite Quartier

This neighbourhood feels like home away from home. Near the métro, great cafes and restaurants like Café de Flore, Alain Ducasse's chocolate palace (for the best chocolates), a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This neighbourhood feels like home away from home. Near the métro, great cafes and restaurants like Café de Flore, Alain Ducasse's chocolate palace (for the best chocolates), a church and a short walk to the Seine and Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis. I love it here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This really is a place to come if you like boutiques and exclusive ranges, off the main thoroughfares in the Rive Droite. This really is the Rive Gauche!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To visit Paris without visiting St Germain des Pres is like visiting London without seeing Bond Street. The beautiful 19th century buildings and boulevards are stunning and home to some of the swankiest names in retail. Add to this the ancient churches such as St Sulpice and St Germain and you have a whole morning or afternoon of pleasure in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A people watching Mecca , get a seat and order your drink of preference and people watch , lots of options , pleasant way to pass the day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location. Has everything from easy access transport, walking distance to most things. Local markets, great food shops, lovely really any sort of shopping. Easy walk to Bon Marche Department store, which would have to be the best large store in Paris for both friendly helpful staff to quality of items. The food section would have to be one of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saint german des pres is the best location for calture and draem , it have many old cofes exclusivly , cafe du flore is the best cofe shop in the france.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting lost in this wonderful district is equally an enchanted adventure and intellectual delight. Nice architecture, great specialty shops, papeteries, bookshops, Sorbonne, students and locals all create a unique atmosphere, quintessentially Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite neighborhoods to stay and play in. Very safe, and lots to do and see. Walking distance to everything close by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Saint Germain area. Lots of beautiful streets to walk through with great shops. We ate at Le Procope which was terrific.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great part of Paris where anyone can find something special: Old churches (Saint Germanin, Saint Sulpice, Val de Grace), the Jardin de Luxemburg and its fantastic Palace, the sumptuous Institut de France, but also bars and restaurant with charme, luxurious shops.

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In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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