Boulevard St. Germain, Paris

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Youthful energy characterizes Boulevard St. Germain, famous as the birthplace of existentialism. You'll find medieval architecture, lively nightlife, and old cafes along this predominantly pedestrian street. Wander through the collection of high-end shops, eclectic bookstores, diverse design shops, museums, first-rate art galleries, and boutique hotels. Add Boulevard St. Germain and other attractions to your Paris trip itinerary using our Paris journey planner.
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  • 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.  more »
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the region of Paris in which always host, for your remarkable location in relation to the main points of interest. And this avenue is lovely for a walk, which must be done without haste, in order to enjoy the atmosphere of the neighborhood.
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  • 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 alo...  more »

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