Latin Quarter, Paris

The Latin Quarter of Paris ("Quartier latin") is an area in the 5th and parts of the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It is situated on the left bank of the River Seine, around the Sorbonne University.

Known for its lively atmosphere and bistros, the Latin Quarter is the home to a number of higher education establishments besides the university itself, such as the École Normale Supérieure, the École des Mines de Paris (a ParisTech institute), the Schola Cantorum, and the Jussieu university campus. Other establishments such as the École Polytechnique (also a ParisTech engineering school) have relocated in recent times to more spacious settings.

The area gets its name from the Latin language, which, as the international language of learning in the Middle Ages, was once widely spoken in and around the University.

Places of interest


* Place Saint-Michel
* Le Collège de France
* Le Panthéon
* La Sorbonne
* Les Thermes and l'Hôtel de Cluny
* Le Palais du Luxembourg
* Le Jardin du Luxembourg
* Le Musée du Luxembourg
* Le Théâtre de l'Odéon
* Les Arènes de Lutèce
* Le Couvent des Cordeliers
* Le Palais de la Monnaie
* L'École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
* L'Institut de France
* L'Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés
* L'Église Saint-Sulpice
* L'Église de la Sorbonne
* Church Saint-Severin


* Rue Mouffetard

chools, lycées, university and prépas

* Institut de France
* Collège de France
* Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève
* University Sorbonne
* Campus de Jussieu Paris VI e Paris VII)
* Institut supérieur d'électronique de Paris (ISEP)
* École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts
* École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris
* École Normale Supérieure

* Lycée Henri-IV
* Lycée Louis-le-Grand
* Lycée Saint-Louis
* Lycée Fénelon
* Lycée Lavoisier
* Lycée Montaigne
* Collège Stanislas

ee also

* Montagne Sainte-Geneviève
* Camelots du Roy, the youth organization of the Action française royalist movement

External links

* [ Audio Tour of Saint Germain des Pres]
* [ The Quartier Latin] - current photographs and of the years 1900

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