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Rue St-Dominique, Paris

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#134 of 294 in Sightseeing in Paris
Landmark Tourist Spot
Rue St-Dominique was renamed Rue St.-Dominique in 1631 after the Dominican monastery that opened on this street that year. The site has had many names over the years--chemin de la Longue Raye (1355), chemin des Treilles (1433), chemin Herbu des Moulins à Vent (1523), chemin de l'Oseraie (1527), chemin du Port (1530), chemin des Vaches (1542), chemin de la Justice, and chemin des Charbonniers.

The allure today stems from the fact that the street feels authentic--making visitors feel like natives as they wander past the bakeries, restaurants, shoe stores, kitchen shops, bistros, boutiques, and butcher shops. It's centrally located, close to many attractions, and offers stunning views of the Eiffel Tower. Arrange your visit to Rue St-Dominique and discover more family-friendly attractions in Paris using our Paris trip itinerary planner.
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  • Did not know walked the long road from the Champs de Mars Park with the Eiffel Tower in a half-circle connected to Saint-Germain Odori was actually was just across the Hotel des Invalides near per line situation.
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  • Strange to find here an "attraction" that would be a long street of 2 kilometres... Interest is therefore to walk all the way in order to see it clearly divides into two radically different parts of atmosphere. Between Avenue Grove les Invalides, she is shopping with a few restaurants I like it (like the Central Bar or the Malabar). It is also a pretty Church of the big rock. Once the Esplanade des Invalides crossed (austere and cool under the Sun), it enters the part closest to the 6th District, with the Majesty of the mansions, which are home to most of the ministries and of beautiful residential buildings. Radical change of style and atmosphere so before reaching the Boulevard Saint-Germain bringing to a tourist Mecca.
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  • I agree with the opinion of Gerdom59, because I often spend in this street and does not understand what she may well have special which would justify to send tourists waste their time to visit. Indeed, if we consider that this street deserves to appear on TRIPADVISOR, then put a lot of other streets on the grounds that they are shopping, bars, cafes, shops and company. Paris is full without for as long as they are of particular interest. This street is still 1800 m and it's true she crosses the esplanade of the Invalides, but is it the only reason...? So good advice, avoid wasting your time, and visit the nearby places of interest like the Esplanade with the Invalides, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs de Mars, etc. If not good luck!
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  • Small menu. Some dishes miss the mark and some too adventurous without being good. Service was not professional, very cut and dry and a bit rushed. Good wines though limited list. Great duck. Fabulous desserts.
  • One of my favorite restaurants close to me. The food is great, and the interior is nice and chic. But most importantly, the service from both the waiters and managers is truly stellar. Always welcoming and attentive, I never feel let down by their efforts. It's what keeps me coming back as often as I can. Highly recommended.
  • Nice second row terrace with lively and friendly staff. Good and fast service and a decent choice of dishes- great food although you gotta like onion.
  • Nice place, nice staff, good food. We had contact with two staff members, one was really polite, and one was typical French (a little arrogant). A picky person would say that the chicken was a little dry, but tasty, and the meat was great. Overall, good and recommended.
  • Overcooked steak (admittedly they did reduce the bill for this, otherwise this would be a one star review) tough burger, overspiced salmon tartar and inattentive waiters (my second glass of wine did not arrive). We did not stay for dessert.

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