Our Neighborhood

                                                                      The Latin Quarter of Paris is an area in the 5th and parts of the 6th arrondissement 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 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 was once widely spoken in and around the University since Latin was the international language of learning in the Middle Ages.

St Michel
St Michel

A monumental fountain located on the Place Saint-Michel. It was constructed during the French Second Empire by the architect Gabriel Davioud.

La Huchette
La Huchette

One of the animated narrow medieval streets near St Michel / Notre Dame

Medici Fountain
Medici Fountain

The most romantic fountain in the World, built under Marie Medici

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

The original draft sculpture of the famous monument standing in New York is in the Luxembourg gardens

Luxembourg
Luxembourg

One of the nearby squares and it's luxurious fountains

Shakespeare & Co
Shakespeare & Co

The famous first English bookstore

Rue Mouffetard
Rue Mouffetard

At night, this medieval market street turns into the most original and animated student's Rendez-Vous, with over 200 restaurants!

Val de Grâce
Val de Grâce

Built by Louis XIV with gratitude when God granted him his first son