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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  • The left bank (of the Seine River} covers a little less than half of the city. The outer arrondisments the 13, 14 & 15th are mostly residential communities with plenty of activities, markets, restaura...  more »
  • A wonderful and sophisticated region im Paris, the left bank is part of the parisian way of life. Not as luxurious asthe right bank, but certainly much more elegant in a very natural way.  more »
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