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This historic street is most famous for its assortment of old cafés.
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“left bank” (14 reviews)
“art galleries” (7 reviews)
“great street” (3 reviews)
Paris, France
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Monuments, shopping, food, coffee, history...it all can be found along this very long boulevard that forms an arc throughout the central Left Bank. Lots of public transit options.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We booked our hotel in the 6e arrondissement not realizing we had this wonderful boulevard two blocks away. There are so many shops and restaurants along it. You can access the Metro and bus lines along it. It was a lively boulevard to stroll along...More

Thank wannabefolkie
Reviewed 30 August 2017

In August, the French come out and play here. They eat and drink morning noon and night and you will seldom hear English spoken. Just near the old church opposite Cafe deux margots is a row of booths selling all kinds of jewellery, scarves and...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Look up a self guided chocolate walk, go shopping, stop for a cocktail and then an appetizer and then your entree all at different restaurants... great people watching!

Thank Penny J
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Just go there for the atmosphere, very Parisian, interesting people, gives a great atmospheric introduction to Paris and the earlier intellectuals hangouts. Very arty,

Thank Ctravelhappylady
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The boulevard is full with high end shops and restaurants, you'll probably pass thru it and not notice it. If you notice it, take the time to admire it and enjoy grabbing a big lunch or shop in your favorite boutique!!

Thank ljaidar
Reviewed 25 March 2017

For a shopping spree in the heart of Paris, Boulevard Saint Germain should not be missed. The elegant Boulevard glamorised with grand couturiers such Giorgio Armani, Sonia Rykiel, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, A.P.C., Carven, Vicomte A., Jérôme Dreyfuss and many more. There are also bookstores,...More

1  Thank Rubaiyat E S
Reviewed 22 March 2017

As the Boulevard passes near many important historic sites and crosses 3 Arrondisements, you will probably walk along here, or maybe ride the bus. It's a busy crosstown street, so expect lots of traffic. Some good shopping. Some OK restaurants. It's the heart of the...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Boulevard St. Germain is a great way through the 5th and 6th Arrondissement. Metro and Bus access is excellent. Spend time exploring some of the side streets that connect. Really a great area to walk around and people watch. St. Germain offers a wide selection...More

1  Thank JAYDenver
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Boulevard Saint Germain has many charm and cachet, students and tourists like to stroll for shopping, or read books, having a nice drink on a terrace; also if you like art, prestigious art galleries have nestled in the Carré Rive Gauche; very nice architecture of...More

Thank Manuela L
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
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18 September 2017|
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Response from Thomas V | Reviewed this property |
Very few shops are open at night other than small convenience stores.
Marilou B
26 March 2017|
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Response from Thomas V | Reviewed this property |
There are small convenience stores everywhere, almost one per block. For a larger grocery store, google Monoprix to find the closest one to where you will be. Monoprix is like a city version of a Walmart with all sorts of... More