Latin Quarter vs. St. Germain

Old Jan 25th, 2005, 05:17 PM
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Latin Quarter vs. St. Germain

How would you compare these two neighborhoods as a base to stay, thinking in terms of charm and atmosphere as well as convenience?
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 05:23 PM
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We are staying at the 'Hotel Aramis saint germain' and I am looking forward to what the others post about this area.
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 06:22 PM
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They kind of blend together. St. Germain des Pres seems to have more upscale chain stores and a more "affected" atmopshere - the Latin Quarter is a little earthier - but both are loaded with cafes, and are lively day and night. St. Germain is the transition area between the Latin Quarter and Montparnasse, and has healthy doses of both.
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 06:26 PM
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..I find parts of the latin quarter too noisy and frankly far too tourisy. on some street corners there isn't room for another stand selling middle eastern fast food. I find St. Germain a little quieter and really just as convenient..lots of metro access and not far from the Orsay, Rodin and the Eiffel tOWER.
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 06:46 PM
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Thanks, folks. Marty, when you say a little bit of Montparnasse, do you mean that in a good way?
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Very much so, artsfan. Montparnasse is an upscale residential neighborhood with a very lively cafe scene, and that's definitely the case in St. Germain. The Latin Quarter is lively, busy and energetic, which is also the case in St. Germain, to a lesser degree. It's the best of both worlds.
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By the way, jeffwill4you, when are you staying at the Aramis St. Germain. We're planning on staying there in late May, and would love a report if you're going before then!
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Thanks, Marty! Have fun in Paris, both of you! Looking forward to hearing your reports...
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