agoda.com presents La Rive Gauche Paris – hot hotels on the Left Bank
La Rive Gauche – literally, “the Left Bank” – is where the roots of bohemian and modern intellectualism in Paris first took hold. Home to students, artists, writers, and free-thinkers, its most famous inhabitants have included Sartre, Camus, Picasso, Hemmingway, Anaïs Nin, and Henry Miller.
Today, the Left Bank – which geographically refers to the southern side of the Seine, mainly the fifth and sixth arrondissements – is a largely gentrified area with luxury stores and up-market accommodation. Still, its bohemian and intellectual legacies abide in the Café de Flore, les Deus Margots café, and at Place Jean-Paul Sartre et Simone de Beauvoir, an intersection commemorative of these two pioneers of existentialism.
The Left Bank is still home to esteemed places of learning, including the highly-selective political science institute “Sciences Po” and Sorbonne University. The biggest cultural attractions for travelers here – and definitely the most recognizable – are the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée Rodin, the Luxembourg Gardens, and the majestic Eiffel Tower.
Also a must-visit area of the Left Bank is the Latin Quarter – its narrow streets and wide avenues lined with restaurants and bistros, some offering dinner specials and set meals for travelers, some overflowing with students from nearby universities.
The Latin Quarter is one of the oldest parts of Paris, where travelers can see beautiful examples of historic architecture, such as the twelfth-century Sorbonne, the Pantheon, and the National Museum of Natural History.
La Rive Gauche is the perfect place from which to explore Paris. It offers easy Metro access; most major points of interest are within walking distance; there are inexpensive cafés, shops, and restaurants galore; and a lively night scene with clubs, bistros, and late-night lounges.
To give travelers the chance to see Paris from the perspective of some of the world’s greatest intellectuals and artists, Agoda.com is offering the following Rive Gauche hotel specials.
AGODA.COM RECOMMENDED LA RIVE GAUCHE HOTELS
Hotel Home Moderne 2*
From US$110 per night for a Comfort Room. Valid until December 31, 2012. Non-refundable rate.
Helzear Rive Gauche Apartments 4*
From US$250 per night. For a Double Room Apartment. Valid from August 1-December 23, 2012. Non-refundable rate.
Le Marquis Eiffel Hotel 4*
From US$245. Valid until December 31, 2012. Non-Refundable Early Bird Promotion.
Le Tourville Hotel 4*
From US$235 per night. Valid until December 31, 2012. Non-Refundable Early Bird Promotion.
Hotel Aiglon 4*
From US$236 per night. Promotional room rates non-refundable.
Citadines Prestige Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris 4*
From US$181 per night. Promotional room rates non-refundable.
Lutetia Hotel 4*
From US$430 per night.
Hotel d'Orsay 4*
From US$188 per night.
La Belle Juliette 4*
From US$301 per night.
Hotel Jardin de l'Odéon 3*
From US$198 per night.
Design Sorbonne 3*
From US$150 per night.
Relais Saint Sulpice 3*
From US$179 per night. Valid until December 31, 2012.
Prince de Conde 3* - 39 percent Discount!
From US$175 per night. Valid until December 31, 2012.
Legend Saint Germain 3* - 30 percent Discount!
From US$171 per night. Valid until August 31, 2012. Opening special!
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