The Latin Quarter of Paris is an area in the 5th and 6th arrondissements of Paris. It is situated on the left bank of the Seine, around the Sorbonne.
Known for its student life, lively atmosphere and bistros, the Latin Quarter is home to a number of higher education establishments besides the Sorbonne university itself, such as the École Normale Supérieure, the École des Mines de Paris, Panthéon-Assas University, the Schola Cantorum, and the Jussieu university campus. Other establishments such as the École Polytechnique have relocated in recent times to more spacious settings.
We went on a stroll in the area to find out some of the things you must do in the Latin Quarter.
1} Marché Monge market
In the heart of the Latin quarter, Marché Monge has been running since 1921!
Here, in addition to the traditional market, you will find fresh produce, fruits and vegetables along with seafood and meat and several chinese food shops.
Transportation: Metro Line 7 Place Monge Station
2} Carl Marletti dessert shop
We went down the street along Rue Monge and went right at Rue Censier to the infamous dessert shop, Carl Marletti.
Carl marletti's patissier has been recieved several awards and is one of the best pastry shops in Paris.
Address: 51 rue Censier 75005 Paris
3} Rue Mouffetard
We kept marching forward walking down to Mouffetard Street to see the oldest Paris market street. This street has been preserved from the Roman period.
The enchanting smell of bread and baked treats fill the air , and before you know it you're heading to the closest bakery.
We recommend Le Fournil de Mouffetard & Maison Morange Bakery, from flavour to prices, we found everything very reasonable.
Address: 123 Rue Mouffetard
4} Hemingway's home
After our meal, we walked along the Muhuta Street and stumbled upon Place de la Contrescarpe, where there are several great coffee shops and the little angel of ice cream, Amorino.
Continue to Rue Descartes, just parallel to Rue du Cardinal-Lemoine, and you will find where Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley lived in 1922-1923. A Moveable Feast passage "tel était le Paris de notre jeunesse, au temps où nous étions très pauvres et très heureux" basically means: such was the Paris of our youth, at the time when we were very poor and very happy.
Address: 74 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine
Pantheon is a grand church which is now the main burial ground of many celebrities, like Voltaire, House wife, Hugo and Dumas and so on.
Its architectural design featuring columns on the face of the building, is an imitation of the Roman Pantheon.
Address: Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris
6} Arènes de Lutèc
The arena of Lutetia, built in the 1st century, is a Gallo-Roman amphitheater located in Paris. It is a hybrid complex, of an "amphitheater with stage" or "amphitheater-theater", comprising both a stage for theatrical performances and an arena for the gladiator fights and other games of the time.
Of course, it is no longer a competitive or performing venue, but the Parisian people come here for leisure, and very few tourists discover this hidden gem.
Address: 49 Rue Monge, 75005 Paris
7} Jardin des Plantes[Paris Botanical Garden]
The Jardin des Plantes is the main botanical garden in France. It is one of seven departments of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle.
The grounds of the Jardin des Plantes includes four galleries of the Muséum: the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution, the Mineralogy Museum, the Paleontology Museum and the Entomology Museum. In addition to the gardens there is also a small zoo, Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes, founded in 1795 by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre from animals of the royal menagerie at Versailles.
Address: 2 Rue Buffon, 75005 Paris
8} Grande Mosquée de Paris - Grand Mosque of Paris
The Grande Mosquée de Paris (commonly known as The Paris Mosque or The Great Mosque of Paris), is located in the 5th arrondissement and is one of the largest mosques in France.
You can visit their exotic restaurant and try their infamous mint tea paired with some sweet little desserts.
Address: 2 bis Place du Puits de l'Ermite
9} Pharmacie Monge
Our last stop in the Latin Quarter is Pharmacie Monge, one of the cheapest pharmacy and drug stores in Paris. You can always find what you need here and now you can shop with a tax rebate of 15% with the link below. Christmas just came early with O'Bon Paris.
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Address: 74 Rue Monge, 75005 Paris
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