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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. Before you head to Paris, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Paris itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Paris has to offer, including Left Bank (Rive Gauche).
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  • Put on your walking shoes to see all of the attractions on the left bank of the Seine. The Ile de la Cite, the Latin Quarter, the Luxembourg Gardens, all within a short walk of each other. Not to ment...  more »
  • A rich long river with many important monuments and beautiful gardens and many street performers who filled with life and movement, pleasant walk about
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  • Fun crossing over after the visual feast of Notre Dame. The left bank is fun and like all of Paris there is diversity and absorbing views all around. It's fun looking at all the poster and book shops ...  more »
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  • Very central. Nice rooms. Perfect for the price
  • Lovely hotel, with cute rooms and friendly staff. Location is great, definitely recommend
  • We had the most perfect stay at this quaint, yet very good located hotel.
  • Excellent staff. Madame lorrette has always been friendly, professional and extremely helpful. We have stayed 4 times and are getting ready for a 5th trip spring 2016. Can't wait.
  • Very professional and accommodating staff. I love this place.