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The term "Left Bank" conjures up images of painters and philosophers, literary cafés, and lovers kissing to accordion music. The reality is a bit different these days: The arrondissements along the southern bank of the Seine are mostly upmarket, and lovers are outnumbered by commuters catching buses along avenues that are filled with cars.
Head inland, and the ambiance is even more remote from the Left Bank of vintage Hollywood movies, although many of the neighborhoods are certainly pleasant to live in.
Still, the Left Bank has its advantages as a place to stay: Many tourist sites and sights are on the Rive Gauche, Métro and RER lines will take you just about anywhere in the city and its suburbs, and most smaller streets close to the river still contain a whiff of the magic that made Paris a magnet for artists, writers, and bohemian tourists a century ago.
In this article, we'll supply you with listings of good- to excellent-quality hotels that meet two key criteria:
Links in this article will take you to the hotels' pages at Booking.com, Europe's leading reservations service, which offers secure transactions, guaranteed lowest available rates, and quality scores by paying guests who have actually stayed in the hotels. (Booking.com is our hotel partner, and we use it to reserve hotels whenever we travel in Europe and Asia.)
Not all Paris hotels are air-conditioned, especially in the one-, two-, and three-star categories. If you're visiting in the summer and don't like heat, check whether a hotel has air conditioning before you book.
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|Paris Left Bank hotels - Introduction|
|5th arrondissement hotels|
|6th arrondissement hotels|
|7th arrondissement (East) hotels|
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