Paris Rive Gauche

The Rive Gauche term refers to more than a geographical location, it is a true "way of life": the right bank is considered more conservative and sophisticated, and the Left Bank, more artistic and bohemian.

To cite only the topographic sense, the south side of the Seine called Rive Gauche.

 Indeed, the left and right banks are determined according to the direction of flow of the Seine, in which direction the river meets the ocean. On this side of the Seine are visible in the new district of Paris Left Bank, the National Library in Paris, the Cité of Fashion and Design, the  Austerlitz Station, Jardin des Plantes, Jussieu University, the Arab World Institute, the Institute of France, the Musée d'Orsay, the Palais Bourbon, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Invalides, the Quai Branly Museum, Eiffel Tower, the Seine front, the Park André Citroën, etc.
I luoghi di ritrovo della bohemien Rive Gauche nato nel quartiere di Saint Germain, in particolare intorno al Boulevard Saint Michel.

Meeting places of Bohemian on the Left Bank were born in the Saint Germain district, especially around the Boulevard Saint Michel..

To the right of the avenue St- Michel, the Latin Quarter, medieval area, traditionally attached to a student area . Further west of the Left Bank, there is the Saint Germain district, bourgeois and bohemian. In modern times, the left bank was known for his rebellion. This reputation was subsequently cleared by innovation, intellectual and artistic with the arrival of painters and writers like Picasso, Apollinaire, Breton, Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin and after the Second World War: Hemingway, Camus Sartre, Juliette Greco, etc. After 1968, following political problems, the left bank has been the scene of student protests, followed by massive strikes which almost forced De Gaulle to leave his residence.

In the streets of the Left Bank, witnessed of these revolutions, now appear luxurious apartments, art galleries, high-end fashion boutiques and places frequented by intellectuals and artists. Over the years, those who question authority and the status quo are now changing neighborhoods, leaving the tranquility in the Left Bank.

Politicians, designers, photographers and journalists have found their place on the left bank. Despite these changes, the alleys, the famous shopping street and the lively on the left bank are the ideal place to stroll, or just watching people spent drinking coffee on a terrace in peace. So be Parisian!