Left Bank (Rive Gauche), Paris

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Left Bank (Rive Gauche) is the southern bank of the river Seine in Paris. Here, you’ll find the river flows roughly westward, cutting the city in two. The area is widely known for its once famous inhabitants, such as celebrated artist Pablo Picasso, who lived on the Left Bank throughout the war years.

When you visit now, Left Bank (Rive Gauche) is an affluent neighborhood of middle class homes, shopping boutiques, and restaurants, and also encompasses many of the city’s most renowned attractions. You’ll find the iconic Eiffel Tower, the creative hub of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, and the Latin Quarter, which holds some of the most stunning architecture in Paris. Add Left Bank (Rive Gauche) to your Paris travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Paris trip builder website .
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  • 7th arrondissement containing the 5th arrondissement contains the Latin "left bank", on the South side of the Seine, including the Saint-Germain quarter, d'Orsay and Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse, including the 14th district's main tourist destinations. Compared to the right there is an impression is said to be folksy, student district and upscale residential areas are divided. I think if the surrounding tourist attractions to stay to live on the right bank, left bank is recommended to. That is not only staying in the most on the left bank.
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  • Sure they is a lot of tourist icons here, but really, you should just put on you walking shoes and and just walk around aimlessly.  more »
  • This isn really a tourist attraction in its own right - the Left Bank is more of a geographic area with the standard muse7ms, statues, monuments, parks, cafes, shops etc.. You’ll undoubtedly find your...  more »
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