Latin Quarter

  Neighbourhoods and Streets

The Latin Quarter on the Left Bank of the Seine has historically been the university district of Paris centered around the Sorbonne, the home of the former University of Paris. Today, it houses the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris Descartes University, the École Nationale des Chartes and the École pratique des hautes études. The Latin Quarter has a number of other higher education establishments such as the École Normale Supérieure, the École des Mines de Paris, Panthéon-Assas University, the Schola Cantorum, and the Jussieu University campus.

The area is known for its student life, with lively bistros and cafes as well as various entertainment options. Explore the Boulevards St. Michel and St. Germaine which are lined with various eateries and bookshops. If you are in the area, drop by at the Musée national du Moyen Âge, better known as the Cluny Museum, It showcases an outstanding collection of tapestries, as well as ancient Roman baths.

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About Latin Quarter

 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris, France

 Nearest Transit: Pont Neuf (Line No. 7)

Latin Quarter and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum(0.6 km)
Housing one of the world's great museums since 1793, the Louvre Palace offers some dazzling architecture, wide public spaces and the glass pyramid of I M Pei.

Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries(1.2 km)
Originally adjoining the now-disappeared royal palace of the Tuileries, these gardens lying immediately west of the Louvre offer a central open space for Parisians and visitors with semi-formal gardens (an outdoor gallery for modern sculpture), various cafés, ice-cream and crépe stalls and a summer fun fair.

Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse
La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu

La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu(1.3 km)
The National Library, intended to be the repository of all that is published in France, preserves collections of historic documents of both French and international origin.

Atelier Brancusi

Atelier Brancusi(0.9 km)
Atelier Brancusi is a recreation of sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s studio, displaying his works in the same layout in which he had bequeathed his 15th arrondissement apartment at 11 impasse Ronsin to the French government.

Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens(1.4 km)
The Jardin du Luxembourg is a formal French garden with lush lawns, tree-lined promenades, terraces, chestnut groves, and ponds over an area of 23 hectares.

St. Etienne du Mont

St. Etienne du Mont(1.3 km)

Eglise Saint Nicolas du Chardonnet

Eglise Saint Nicolas du Chardonnet(1.1 km)
A controversial church serving as de facto headquarters of the arch-traditionalist Society of Saint Pius X, who occupied the church in 1977 and have ignored subsequent eviction orders.

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