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Rue Bonaparte, Paris

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Rue Bonaparte is a street in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It spans the Quai Voltaire/Quai Malaquais to the Jardin du Luxembourg, crossing the Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the place Saint-Sulpice and has housed many of France's most famous names and institutions as well as other well-known figures from abroad. The street runs through the heart of the fashionable Left Bank and is characterised by a number of 'hôtels particuliers' (grand townhouses) and elegant apartment buildings as well as being bounded by the river at one end and the park at the other. With fifteen buildings or monuments classified as Monument Historique, it has more such listed sites than any other street in the 6th arrondissement.Rue Bonaparte also has many literary associations and contains a number of bookshops, antiquarian booksellers, publishers and art galleries. Its architecture and location have made it one of Paris' most historic and sought-after residential addresses.HistoryThe length of the street was formerly the site of a river called La Noue, which at the time formed the eastern boundary of the Pré-aux-Clercs . Later, the river was enlarged into a 27-m wide canal and named Petite Seine, which in turn supplied water to the moat of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés when its fortifications were built during the 14th century. In the 17th century, those fortifications were demolished along with the moat and the canal.
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  • Street Bonaparte is a connective thread between the iconic places Paris: Jardin du Luxembourg Saint-Sulpice Saint-Germain. Even if your time is very limited and you do not plan to attend the above attractions, walk along Rue Bonaparte in any case will give you pleasure for its "atmosphere"
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  • Discover the corner walked Sèvres Street from the Bon Marche and towards the Boulevard Saint-Germain, while looking for shop, Bonaparte. This is a cosmetic of bargain-priced city farm shop. Bonaparte is, have a small footpath on either side, a typical Parisian street car from the South to the North is one way. As was the normal roads, shops and churches without buildings stand along the rooftops of Paris was calm atmosphere, without the gaudiness of road.
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  • Bonaparte Street stretches from Luxembourg Gardens up to the Manger. Whatever the parties do not begin your walk along this street-it will be interesting! I'll start from below:) Rising up from the Luxembourg Garden, don't forget to pay attention to a large, but nesuraznuû (the result of unfinished work several Architects) Saint-Sulpice church. In front of the church you will see a high, luxurious fountain, from which it flows sometimes light green water (the result of treatment works, apparently):D Then you will wait a few quarters of a wide variety of boutiques-no worse than the same Money! At the crossing with the Boulevard Saint-Germain will charm you the famous Café "Deux Magots" and the Church of Saint Germain-des-Prés is a beautiful, antique, is impressive. I advise it to go and just "listening ' to the atmosphere. From the Church begins tourist quarter Cafe, pastry shops, shops with items and souvenirs. In my opinion, walking down the street Bonaparte is ideal for typical Parisian pastime.
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