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Latin Quarter, Paris

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The Latin Quarter, one of the educational focuses of the world, is a socially and geographically rich region in France’s  capital. The place is a pleasant blend of inconsistencies: youthful and enthusiastic, yet in addition notable and serious. We can appreciate the lively Parisian nightlife here and we can likewise visit the crypt where transcendent figures in French history are covered. Like most neighbourhoods of Paris, the whole region is an open history book. The Latin Quarter’s eager feel, with its bistros, film, and theatres, makes this neighbourhood among the best places to visit in Paris. Old churches, pleasant riverside regions, and the remains of a Roman amphitheatre are the anticipated discoveries in the Latin Quarter. If you are planning to visit Paris, the Latin Quarter is one region you shouldn’t miss touring.

About Latin Quarter

This 2000 years old site was named Quartier Latin in the middle ages because the numerous university students in the area spoke only Latin to their professors until the French Revolution, preserving an authentic Parisian atmosphere of old. The Latin Quarter was also called the Roman town of Lutetia. It spreads around the most renowned of French Universities: La Sorbonne. In the Middle Ages, La Sorbonne was the home structure of the much bigger Paris University. They grouped at its pinnacle numerous resources and schools all through the City.

Location:  5th and the 6th arrondissements of Paris.

How To Reach Latin Quarters?

  • By metro: Line 7 connects to 5th with the 1st, 4th and 13th, stopping at Jussieu Monge.
  • By bus: 27, 87, 86, 24, 21, 47, 87, 84
  • You can likewise take transports or drive vehicle rental from the air terminal to the Latin Quarter. The entirety of the alternatives requires roughly 40 minutes to 1.5 hours.
  • Timings: Sunday - Saturday 12.00 am to 11.59 pm

Things To Do In Latin Quarters

  • Go for a walking tour of the Latin Quarter
  • Visit the Paris Pantheon constructed to resemble a Greek temple with columns and sculptures, and a dome soaring in the sky.
  • Admire the beauty of Saint-Étienne-Du-Mont church with striking architectural beauty on the outside that can’t be missed but a step inside is equally rewarding with its detailed features.
  • Take a Latin Quarter food tour by tasting various French foods from foie-gras, specialty cheese, and freshly baked goodies from various bakeries, and markets in the area and crown your tour with French wine. On top of tasting, you’ll also learn some history about the food and the Latin Quarter to increase your knowledge of both French food and the Latin Quarter.
  • Discover the remains of Roman influence at the Arènes de Lutèce. During its prime time, it used to hold a capacity of 15,000 people to either watch a play or as an amphitheatre for gladiatorial shows.
  • Visit Musee Curie which used to be the laboratory where Nobel Prize for Chemistry winner Marie Curie conducted her research on radiography.
  • Visit the national museum of natural history. The museum has 4 galleries! The Grand Gallery of Evolution which focuses on different animals and birds, the Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology which showcases different minerals and stones, the Gallery of Botany which heavily focuses on plants, and the Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy which showcases Dinosaurs.
  • See the Sorbonne University. Though there are a number of Universities in Paris today, Sorbonne has a kind of importance both locally and internationally and a stroll around it is well worth it.
  • Watch a Cabaret at Paradis Latin
  • Visit Cluny museum which is also known as the museum of middle ages. It houses over 2,300 artifacts but the highlight of your visit will no doubt be the famous The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries and the Gallo-Roman baths.
  • Explore Shakespeare and Co bookshop, one of the best English bookstores in Paris.
  • Take in the beauty Eglise Saint Sulpice or Saint Sulpice church which has a reference in the famous Da Vinci Code novel
  • Visit the Grand Mosquee de Paris, the Paris Mosque.
  • Make a stop at the Saint Michel Fountain
  • Visit Eglise Saint Severin with Flamboyant Gothic style of architecture
  • Take a scroll on Rue Mouffetard

Things to know before you go to Latin Quarter

  • The Latin Quarter is a must for all first-time visitors to Paris, especially literary buffs.
  • The area is known for its beautiful churches; Saint-Séverin and Saint-Étienne-du-Mont are both worth a visit.
  • See another side of Latin Quarter life when you venture to the Grand Mosquée de Paris. Its café serves delicious fresh mint tea.
  • Numerous cafés, restaurants, bars, and clubs abound for all your dining and nightlife needs.


So, now you are excited about the Latin Quarter, right? It is an incredible spot where you can see another view of Paris and make some beautiful memories. Let’s customize your itinerary with Pickyourtrail and find exclusive tour packages that will make your trip even more special. Have a memorable tour with us. 

The area takes its name from the Latin language taught in the middle ages at many schools in the district. As you wander at will, you’ll come across great museums, Roman vestiges, monuments and splendid gardens.
Arguably one of the most iconic streets in the Latin Quarter, the Rue Mouffetard, is one of the city’s oldest and has the atmosphere to match. Rue Mouffetard is adorned with a number of cafes, restaurants and 16th to 18th century houses.
The Odeon station is the nearest metro station to the Latin Quarter.
This historical Parisian neighbourhood has some of the most expensive real estate in the city. 
The Luxembourg garden which is a public garden that borders the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Pres is the famous park in that area.
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