The Roman ruins make the Latin Quarter, also known as Quartier Latin in French, one of the oldest parts of Paris, while the Sorbonne University gives it an intellectual and existential air. The district is tailor made for walking, its legendary cafes, historic jazz clubs, boulevards and narrow lanes capturing the essence of Paris. Today, the Latin Quarter welcomes students from all over the world, and the shops, restaurants and bars reflect this international vibe.
On the Left Bank of the River Seine, the Latin Quarter is filled with history, monuments and tucked-away sights. The domed Pantheon casts a protective eye over this part of Paris and the Luxembourg Gardens are its green lungs.
One of the Left Bank’s must-see attractions is the Cluny Museum of the Middle Ages, which houses the Lady and the Unicorn tapestry you’ll see reproduced on everything from cushions to tea towels. Drop into the church of St. Etienne du Mont while you’re in the Latin Quarter, to pay your respects to the patron saint of Paris, St. Genevieve.
Tours & Tickets
Paris Walking Tour: Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Latin Quarter, including Charcuterie Tasting and Pétanque
Get a taste of ‘la vie bohème’ on a 4-hour small-group walking tour of Paris’ arty neighborhoods: Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. Learn ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Discover the world's most photogenic city through the eyes of one of its biggest fans! Professional photographer, writer, artist, poet and teacher Sab Will is ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)