Rive Gauche  

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La Rive Gauche (The Left Bank) is the left bank of the Seine River in Paris. Here the river flows roughly westwards, cutting the city into two halves: the Right Bank, to the north; and the Left Bank, to the south.

The Left Bank is one of the city's most romantic districts. This is the Paris of another era; the Paris of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and dozens of other members of the great artistic community at Montparnasse.

More than simply a geographical region, the Left Bank has become a name for a particular style of life, fashion, or "look". Some of its famous streets are the Boulevard Saint-Germain, Boulevard Saint-Michel, and the Rue de Rennes.

Le Quartier Latin for “Latin Quarter”) is a Left Bank area, in the 5th arrondissement, so named because it has been the center of Paris' university life for over seven hundred years.

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