Paris is made up of 20 arrondissements separated into two banks. Each has its own particularity, charm and strengths. You will find lovers of the Right Bank and lovers of the Left Bank. Today, you have decided to visit Paris Left Bank in 1 day. Although this sounds hard, we will help you compose a schedule according to the limited time you have. Let’s follow us …
Visit Paris Left bank in 1 Day depending on your taste.
Historical Left Bank
The left bank breathes history. There is not a corner where you will not feel the intense and sulphurous past of the City. First go to the Place de La Sorbonne, go up to the narrow rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques. Then join the majestic Pantheon. Inside, you will go back in time and discover the Paris of the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève. At noon, take a break in the charming Bistro l’Estrapade on the square of the same name. Take your time by going down rue Mouffetard, then make a loop to get to the Arènes de Lutèce. These Gallo-Roman arenas were built in the 1st century and are very well preserved. Then go back down to Place Maubert-Mutualité and lose yourself in the historic streets.
Arty Left Bank
Start your day with a temporary exhibition at the Orsay Museum or the Luxembourg Museum. The buildings themselves are worth a look! Then stroll in the Luxembourg Garden, along the fountains. Take a seat on a green chair and appreciate the statues of queens all around you. Have lunch in one of the restaurants next to the Garden and go back down to Saint-Germain-des-Prés while observing the photo exhibition on the garden gates. Visit the romantic Place Furstemberg where the apartment and studio of Delacroix can be visited. Finally, stroll through the surrounding streets. Many art galleries are located in rue de Seine, rue des Beaux-Arts, …
Mythical Left Bank
How to talk about the mythical places of the Left Bank without mentioning the Eiffel Tower. Get a ticket in advance if you want to climb up and admire Paris from the sky. It is also possible to watch the Iron Lady from land, quite simply, very impressive! Then, we advise you not to miss the Invalides: the dome, Napoleon’s tomb, the Army museum… A wonderful visit to a magical place. Then, take the direction of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and have lunch in one of the famous literary cafes such as Café de Flore or Deux Magots, facing the Church of Saint-Germain. The Bonaparte street will guide you to the Seine river. There, booksellers welcome you between the Pont Royal and the Pont des Arts. A fantastic panorama! Continue along the water to Place Saint-Michel and the view of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral.
The Hotel de Seine: your choice for a visit of Paris Left Bank
You will easily notice in the above visits that Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a central point of the Left Bank. Indeed, whether you opt for the arty, historical or mythical visit, you will benefit from sleeping in Saint-Germain. This will allow you to reach the various places mentioned by walking, which remains the best way to discover the city. In addition, Saint-Germain-des-Prés has that little extra, that Parisian soul that is hard to find elsewhere.
In the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in the rue de Seine which leads from the Luxembourg Gardens to the Pont des Arts, is the Hotel de Seine. Our 3-star establishment with its very Parisian charm, combines comfort and tradition. Its 30 rooms are equipped with:
- Free wifi
- Individual air conditioning
- Private marble bathroom with bathrobes and welcome amenities
- Quality bedding
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Blackout curtains, …
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