Promenade Sainte Catherine
Promenade Sainte Catherine
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Kalkan White
Kalkan, Türkiye11,078 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Apparently this street is the longest pedestrian street in Europe! Major shopping opportunities here, although the shopping goes a bit low rent towards the end.
Written 5 August 2023
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lowryepp
Epping, UK910 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
IF, if you like shopping, in Bordeaux - this is the place. Allegedly Europe's longest pedestrianised shopping street. All the usual shops are here plus lots of local, or small or quirky shops and cafes etc. If you want top end stuff go a bit firther north to Grandes Hommes. Lots of entertainment, street music etc.
Written 28 May 2023
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
One end of the famous Rue Sainte-Cathérine is at the Place de la Comédie, where we were accomodated, so it was natural that we regularly went into this street during our stay. We also walked all its length of more than one kilometre down to the Place de la Victoire with the Porte de l'Aquitaine. Since 1984 the street has been fully pedestrianised, which makes walking quite pleasant, when it isn't too crowded, which is usually the case late afternoon and on Saturdays.

It says that there are over 230 shops in this street. The big international brands are found mainly at the Place de la Comédie end, where there are also the entrance to the Galerie Bordelaise (see my separate review for it) and opposite it in a grand neo-baroque building the 'Galeries Lafayette'. The lesser known, smaller shops are encountered more towards the Place de la Victoire, catering to students.

In 2015 a two-storey open air commercial centre opened, the 'Promenade de Sainte-Cathérine', also in the northern stretch, which belongs to the Saint-Pierre quarter. The Rue Sainte-Cathérine, once the Roman 'cardo' goes in a direct north-south direction, while the Rue Saint-Rémy, the Roman 'decumanus' crosses it at right angles. This street is now known for its restaurants.

Besides shopping (I found good shoes here for myself), one can also admire the traditional architecture of the usually four-storey high houses. For a break there are a few cafés and eating places, sometimes with limited outdoor seating. The street got its name for an 11th century chapel, dedicated to Sainte-Cathérine, which was torn down in the early 19th century.
Written 14 February 2023
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson20,615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The walk through the narrow pedestrian lanes eventually opened up into a square where there is a delightful little cable car stand selling gelato, water, hot dogs, and other snack foods. Super gelato!

The square had plenty of room to walk around and had interesting architectural elements here and there. We particularly liked the individual scene painted around someone's wooden shutters: there was a gnome with a battle ax, squirrels carrying acorns on their heads, unicorns, red 7 white beads, and an imaginative painted background.

More traditional statues and features also made this plaza special for us.
Written 12 January 2023
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
To get a taste of the very long pedestrian Rue St. Catherine, we walked for about 10 minutes on it starting at Victor Hugo street, where we had stopped to look at the Grosse Cloche city gate and leaving it at the Bordeaux Cathedral. Even on a Sunday afternoon, this lower end of the street was filled with people. We saw three gendarmes who also were out strolling the street. There were fast food shops like pizza places selling slices for 2.90E and bakeries selling macaroons. This section did not have chain store shops, but shops that catered to the needs of locals who lived nearby. There was nothing unusual about this pedestrian street, just its length running from the Grand Theater to Porte d'Aquitaine.
Written 7 December 2022
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David
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
A very ordinary shopping street. The most high-end store was Galeries Lafayette. If you want more upscale shopping, go to the Golden Triangle.
Written 10 October 2022
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malc1005
Kettering, UK5,417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
This is a lovely shopping area, with toilets, look out over head for the umbrellas, all brightly coloured, well worth a visit.
Written 22 September 2022
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SuzyQScotlandUk
Falkirk, UK856 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Yes it is a very long narrow street with shops and fast food places. A posher end and a not so posh end. Only good thing is to go when the shops are closed for the walk/exercise.
Written 3 May 2022
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INKA97
Frankfurt, Germany520 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
You can't miss it.
It feels, as if it is 3km long because it is absolutely straight.
At the begining you have the normal shops, like in every bigger city together with cafes and some small boutiques.
The further you get, the simpler the shops. For e.g.: smartphones, nail studios and fake shops.
Written 10 December 2021
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Jenny
Frankfurt, Germany106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The Promenade Sainte Catherine is a long, pedestrianized shopping street with all the expected high-street brands. It's in a central location, so it's easy to get here via public transport. If you're looking for a good shopping experience, this place will be a great choice.
Written 2 August 2021
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