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Top bookstore recommendations from locals

Garden
“Majestic park overlooking the Luxembourg Palace. A visit here is most enjoyable at any time of the year. So much to see: the ducks swimming in front of the enormous Medici Fountain, children sending an armada of small boats across the pond, the parade of sculptures of the queens of France, the manicured Palace gardens. Take a seat and enjoy the people-watching! You can also just relax, enjoy a sandwich or read a book (plenty of chairs and benches). To do some jogging this is also a great place! Free entrance.”
  • 878 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Two huge buildings and one building is for food and the other is for clothes. High end shop but worth going just to look. The food building is my favorite and there’s 4 floors. Each floor is dedicated to either wine, groceries, kitchen supplies and then furniture. Beautiful place ”
  • 557 locals recommend
Building
“Tour Montparnasse is a 210-metre office skyscraper located in the Montparnasse area of Paris. Constructed from 1969 to 1973.It was the tallest skyscraper in France until 2011, when it was surpassed by the 231-metre Tour First. As of April 2019, it is the 19th tallest building in the European Union.”
  • 289 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“One of the most famous place in the city. If you’d like walk around, I suggest you choose the University, Jacob or Seine streets rather than the boulevard Saint-Germain (a bit crowded).”
  • 238 locals recommend
Café
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“Famous French café. Expect to see older cool French people and hip tourists come here. It’s a place to be seen so the price tag comes with it. ”
  • 239 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Magnificent food court at the Bon Marché department store. Excellent selection of brands and products. to buy to eat in Paris or to bring back home. ”
  • 182 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The quaint Latin Quarter is home to the Sorbonne University and student-filled cafes. It's also famed for its bookshops, including the landmark Shakespeare & Company. Family-friendly attractions include the Jardin des Plantes botanical gardens and the National Museum of Natural History. The stately Panthéon building holds the remains of notables like Voltaire and Marie Curie. It's located in the 5th arrondissement.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Bridge
“To take beautiful pictures of the center of Paris and a nice way to cross the river to reach the unique Place Carré entrance of the Louvre”
  • 142 locals recommend
Café
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“Café Les Deux Magots, is possibly the most famous left bank café along with the Café de Flore which is just around the corner on the Boulevard St. Germain. (Hemmingway, Sartre and Simone de Beauvoirall frequented the Deux Magots, whereas Picasso liked the Flore ).”
  • 110 locals recommend
Lingerie Store
“Rue commerçante, avec beaucoup de boutiques ! Its a street where you can find a lot of shops like Zara, H&m, Kiko Milano, Mac ...”
  • 78 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“They have shops in a few other places in the city, but I like the one in the 6th best. This is the place to buy your macarons in Paris. ”
  • 97 locals recommend
Theatre
“Central, literary and historic district erected after the french revolution on the gardens of Catherine de Medicis. Today, it's a part of Saint-Germain-des-Pres with a lot of bars, restaurants and shops. A fantastic location !”
  • 62 locals recommend
Brasserie
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“Iconic brasserie of Montparnasse. Typical Parisian atmosphere. Just on step away from HOTEL DELAMBRE.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
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“In my opinion, Pierre Hermé is the best pastry shop in the city. Try the “macarons au beurre salé” or macarons au jasmin (jasmine)”
  • 77 locals recommend
Church
“Paris largest church (Notre Dame is a cathedral and Sacré Coeur a basilique), with daily masses and Sunday masses (11am or 630pm) with the great Organ. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Museum
“Beautiful local museum, ancient Roman Baths, now museum of Medieval History, houses the famous Unicorn Series Tapestries (seen in the setting of Harry Potter films).”
  • 60 locals recommend