Left Bank

The Left Bank in travellers' terms generally refers to the "Left Bank" of the River Seine in the capital city of . The Left Bank defies precise definition but generally refers to those arrondissements on the southern bank of the river as it flows…

Notable Places in the Area

The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the . Photo: DXR, CC BY-SA 3.0.

de Paris, referred to simply as , is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the in the . Photo: P e z i, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tourist attraction
The (French, from the Classical Greek word πάνθειον, pántheion, is a monument in the , France. Photo: Moonik, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Arts centre
The Centre Pompidou, also known as the Pompidou Centre in English, is a complex building in the Beaubourg area of the , near , rue Montorgueil, and the Marais. Photo: Zairon, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Localities in the Area

, the cosmopolitan capital of , is one of the largest agglomerations in , with 2.2… Photo: Benh, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The centre of contemporary and the site of such landmarks as the Louvre and of the Tuileries… Photo: Jjtkk, Public domain.

The 4th is a good chunk of what used to be medieval Paris, and you'll find a lot left from that time on both islands and in the narrow streets of the lower Marais. Photo: Björn Söderqvist, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Left Bank

48.8501° or 48° 51' 0.4" north
2.3353° or 2° 20' 7.1" east

Also Known As

  • Basque: Ezkerraldea
  • Basque: Rive gauche
  • Belarusian: Левы бераг
  • Bosnian: Lijeva obala
  • Bosnian: Rive gauche
  • Catalan: Riba Esquerra
  • Catalan: Rive Gauche
  • Chinese: 左岸
  • Chinese: 巴黎塞納河左岸
  • Chinese: 巴黎左岸
  • Czech: Levý břeh
  • Czech: Rive gauche
  • Danish: Venstre Seinebred
  • Dutch: Rive Gauche
  • English: Rive Gauche
  • French: Quartier de l'Université
  • French: Rive gauche
  • French: rive gauche de Paris
  • German: Rive Gauche
  • Greek: Αριστερή Όχθη
  • Greek: Αριστερή όχθη
  • Greek: Ριβ γκος
  • Hebrew: הגדה השמאלית
  • Hebrew: ריב גוש
  • Hindi: उत्तरी किनारा
  • Hindi: रिव गुश
  • Indonesian: Rive Gauche
  • Italian: Rive gauche
  • Japanese: パリのセーヌ河岸
  • Japanese: リヴ・ゴーシュ
  • Japanese: レフト・バンク
  • Japanese: 左岸
  • Korean: 좌안
  • Korean: 파리 강남
  • Korean: 파리 좌안
  • Luxembourgish: Rive Gauche
  • Norwegian: Rive gauche
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Rive gauche
  • Polish: Rive gauche
  • Polish: lewy brzeg
  • Polish: lewy brzeg Paryża
  • Polish: rive gauche
  • Portuguese: Rive Gauche
  • Russian: Левый берег
  • Russian: Левый берег Парижа
  • Slovak: Rive gauche
  • Spanish: Margen izquierda
  • Spanish: Ribera izquierda del Sena
  • Spanish: Rive Gauche
  • Ukrainian: Лівий берег
  • Ukrainian: Лівий берег Парижу
  • Vietnamese: Rive Gauche
  • Vietnamese: Tả ngạn Paris

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