Rue Jacob
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This charming traditional Parisian street is full of small boutiques and cafés.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Prés
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
How to get there
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés • 3 min walk
  • Mabillon • 4 min walk

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Tulip1960
New York City, NY49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I was disappointed to see all the very high priced and high faluten stores on rue Jacob. I had not been there in 23 years and remembered it as a cute and charming street in St. Germain. The salesperson in the Caspari store was icy cold - when I walked in she shot me a look that suggested that my presence was bothersome. When I showed her two packages of napkins I was trying to decide between she merely shrugged her shoulders. I should have walked out then and there. The proprietress of a kitchen store that was closing down and moving to Provence was similarly unfriendly. Hmmmf.
Written 19 October 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,880 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
It's a pretty street off of the Seine in the 6th and in a very classy neighborhood. Not true in ancient times, but very true now. The book industry is here as well as antique stores. Some hotels.
Written 7 August 2022
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Global19311
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
this is the best street in paris to sleep on, dine on and walk thru to the museums and parks that dot the area.
Written 6 November 2019
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Katryn T
Marietta, GA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
One of my favorite shopping streets in Paris. There is a great deal of shopping to be done in Paris but this is a quaint place to consider while you visit this city.
Written 16 October 2019
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95nikop
Brisbane, Australia2,362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
We came down here with many other people, to check out some of the big shops and food places around here, the streets are narrow and there are quite a lot of people around here.
Written 6 November 2018
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Jackie S
Argyll, Scotland219 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Wandering through the Left Bank streets of Paris, narrow streets of town houses, ground floors turned into shops and cafés with frequent associations to the avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s, rue Jacob is part of the intellectual centre of Paris which still fascinates the visitor, even if streets like this seem to belong to a bygone era. and emanate a musty air. Rue Jacob boasts specialist bookshops, esoteric cafés and restaurants, high-end soft furnishing emporiums, and a plaque to Wagner who once stayed in one of the elegant houses. Expensive objets d'arts, antiques, and paintings (generally unappealing to the average eye - but we are not Parisian cognoscenti) are on offer at the many, often exclusively dark, art galleries along many of these streets. The cafés on rue de Seine are more inviting for a coffee stop before venturing past the Monnaie Museum (used to be the Royal Mint in the 18th century and now appropriately houses old coins and medallions), into the sunshine to the Pont Neuf and Ile de la Cité.
Written 10 October 2018
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,880 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
In the historic center of the Left Bank, lines with lovely old buildings. You can find many high-end hotels and restaurants here, plus some simple places. Good for a stroll.
Written 14 August 2018
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delp0rt
Wilmington, DE54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
Find a hotel and stay a few days. Walk up and down one of the oldest streets in Paris. The shops and food are magnificent. The museums are only a few steps off the street or Musee Delacroix at one end... it is a place to get lost and feel old Paris.
Written 15 June 2018
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Ty L
Mountain View, CA405 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
The Rue Jacob is but one of many cute quaint streets in the area. The only main "highlight" is at 56 rue Jacob. As sign on the outer wall indicates that in the late 18th century a hotel stood there and it was here that the Treaty of Paris, officially ended the Revolutionary War, was signed.

Walk a couple of blocks and then head down some side streets. Great at night and day.
Written 5 February 2018
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KylieIsTravelling
Perth, Australia4,105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Rue Jacob is another street in Paris with cafes, statues and old historic buildings. Same as most streets in Paris and not really a tourist attraction in its own right.

Nice to walk down though if you’re in the area.
Written 26 December 2017
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