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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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  • For the shopaholics, it's a must-see place. The streets are clean, organized and there are many branded shops along the way for browsing and buying. You cal also stay there, I could see there are some...  more »
  • It is the way that leads to the rive gauche St Germain and St Sulpice. Street full of shops, antique shops and famous, civic galleries, beauty of the first 800 (the famous shop of perfumes and soaps Buly 1803 is here) confectioners and chocolatiers designer bags. A way forward with eyes in awe!
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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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