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Latin Quarter

#54 of 1,108 things to do in Paris
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Odeon / Saint-Michel
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Address: Left Bank of the Seine, Paris, France
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: This famous Left Bank neighborhood, so named because the numerous...
This famous Left Bank neighborhood, so named because the numerous university students in the area spoke only Latin to their professors until the French Revolution, preserves an authentic Parisian atmosphere of old.
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Walking tour

For an overview of the Latin quarter there is a brilliant tour offered by Discover Walks which leaves from the Charlemagne statue in front of Notre Dame at 2.30pm daily. You cross... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

For an overview of the Latin quarter there is a brilliant tour offered by Discover Walks which leaves from the Charlemagne statue in front of Notre Dame at 2.30pm daily. You cross to the left bank and start the tour in the grounds of St Julien le Pauvre. This church has an ancient tree in it's gardens and hosts classical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

And I don't have anything to say that generations of artists and writers haven't said before me, other than: it was a treat to walk where so many of those artists and writers had lived and worked. Slice of Paris, indeed.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A network of long narrow streets with hundreds of small shops and resturants and a crawling life of both locals and tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It has really narrow streets full of shops, particularly restaurants. This place reminds of the old Paris, with narrow, wavy streets with old looking buildings. Very trendy for restaurants and shopping.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We happened upon the Latin Quarter after going to see Notre Dame. I had seen it on Trip Advisor, so I recognized the area but we had not planned on making a special trip to it. The best thing there is "people watching," as it has a huge tourist spot. There are tons of restaurants, from sit down to "take... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

lots of people saying that you have to go here, great restaurants, shops, etc. there is nothing special about this small intersection....shops and restaurants are same. Price wise, not much different, does not worth travel to save couple Euro. it is NOT MUST TO SEE.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It is a nice place to visit. Full of places to eat and buy. But do not expect no find high scale products. Most of it is for the typical traveler.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

I love to spend time here when the weather is nice. I has a lot of restaurants and you can have a meal while people watching. If the weather is cold (like yesterday) it's not the same.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Packed with restaurants, young crowd and a nice chilling vibe! If you want to experience a nice outing in Paris, drop the touristic places and come have dinner here...

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I lot of folks complain about the tourists in this quarter, but I believe its because they were talking about the outskirts of the area around Notre dame. Go deeper around to place Monge, censier-daubenton stns and you will find students and normal people living their lives. My day starts by deciding to go straight north to notre dame (10mins)... More 

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighborhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.