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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. 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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  • So much to see on this side of the river. Primarily known for the universities and schools that have been here since medieval times. But also home of lots of ancient churches and monuments. Lots... 
    So much to see on this side of the river. Primarily known for the universities and schools that have been here since medieval times. But also home of lots of ancient churches and monuments. Lots...  more »
  • This is a beautiful and historic part of town. It is perfect for a couple of hours of a stroll in the autumn Parisian weather. 
    This is a beautiful and historic part of town. It is perfect for a couple of hours of a stroll in the autumn Parisian weather.  more »

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