Latin Quarter of Paris Latin Quarter of Paris

Latin Quarter of Paris

It would be unthinkable to visit Paris without going into the Latin Quarter! With its small narrow streets and their numerous cultural buildings, it is the historical centre of the capital. Traditionally inhabited by students, the Latin Quarter takes its name from the Latin language, which was used in the classrooms of all the surrounding universities and schools, following the example of the famous Sorbonne.

There are numerous walks to do there: stroll around, and take time to lose yourself in the little streets between the Gardens of Luxembourg and the Pantheon. You will discover the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of a Paris from long ago. As this quarter is still loved by students from the neighbouring Sorbonne, it has many restaurants and bars which offer very reasonable prices.

If you are in a romantic mood, stroll past the second hand book sellers and walk along the quays of the Seine at dusk. Admire the view of all Paris from Ile-Saint-Louis, take time for a few photos, and enjoy a well-deserved rest time during a picnic in the Gardens of Luxembourg, facing the Sénat.

Discover new walks by meandering towards the Panthéon, the centre of student activities and discover another side to the Latin Quarter, less touristy but just as charming, with its little medieval- style streets. When you have finished enjoying the bohemian and warm spirit of this quarter, which sways between tradition and modernity, let yourself be taken over by Latin fever on a trip to Paradis Latin, a famous cabaret theatre, built by Gustave Eiffel himself.

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