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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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Iconic neighbourhooh to visit surrounding the Abbey

Iconic neighbourhooh to visit surrounding the Abbey. This is a fantastic place to walk and visit interestic places. First of all the Abbey but also walking there in the streets... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Iconic neighbourhooh to visit surrounding the Abbey. This is a fantastic place to walk and visit interestic places. First of all the Abbey but also walking there in the streets and the Boulevard there are very interesting places : the house of Serge Gainsbourg for example. The Café the Fiore is in front of the Abbey and it's a must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This quarter is a great place to meander and get lost in. Stop for a coffee and poke around the local shops - just not on a Sunday. No one told me that the retail places close on Sundays. Which sucks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some great selection of restaurants and cafe's (some are great for people watching) in this area, including the oldest one in Paris. There are also an number of designer shops so make sure you have some deep pockets for these.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Saint Germain is one of the best areas in Paris.This district is cool , one of the four administrative quarters of the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France, located around the church of the former Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.Also, full with lot of restaurants, good cafes and nice atmosphere. The quarter has several famous cafés, including Les Deux Magots, Café de Flore,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This area is what you expect Paris to be like based on what you see in films. Hundreds of little private art galleries, lots of street cafes, expensive shops and restaurants on the main roads whilst plenty of quaint (cheap) shops and restaurants. You could spend hours walking around here looking through shop windows and stopping for the occasional coffee... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is one of the typical parts of the city, lot of restaurants, nice atmosphere, real Paris people there is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a couple of hours of walking tour, we finally parked ourselves in this restaurant. the food was great, server was attentive. The only thing is that the toilet is packed because it's a tourist spot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loads of shopping, restaurants, and cafes. It's a great place to wonder the streets and live like a local. A must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay here all the time. The area is full of great restaurants, bakeries and bars. Good grocery stores to pick-up some wine and cheese to go with you to the Eiffel Tower and sit on the grass and enjoy the view.

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Very nice to walk around still seeing lots of old buildings and historical monuments in the close vicinity like the Notre-Dame, Pantheon, Sorbonne and atc. Lots of shops, nice and budget eating places and witnessing everyday life.

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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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