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Latin Quarter

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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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Latin Quarter Majestic

Lain Quarter is a majestic part of the city, not as well known as the right bank of Paris, but very old and beautiful, the building are a lot older and their is a very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
nathan c
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Lain Quarter is a majestic part of the city, not as well known as the right bank of Paris, but very old and beautiful, the building are a lot older and their is a very nice indescribable vibe about the whole place. a must see in Paris, even if only to walk the streets

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Food is cheap, of course the quality is not so high either, but you can get a very decent meal at 12 - 15 eur / person. (I strongly recommend the onion soup)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Busy vibrant area with more places to eat than you can choose from and lots of pavement activity including buskers, artists and teenagers dancing around a ghetto blaster. You can get a basic three-course meal here for 10 euros and eat like a king for 20. Just take your time choosing and don't get steered into the first bistro you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We love to go to this very exciting part of Paris,you feel you are in Paris proper,great bar's,pub's and restaurant's in a lively ,exciting area. It's close to some of the best sight's in Paris including NOTRA DAM CATHEDRAL,LOUVRE,just superb. The nightlife around here is awesome so many diverse bar's and pub's and great place's to enjoy a fine meal.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A bustling neighbourhood in Paris especially in the evenings, lots of different types of restaurants to choose from at reasonable prices. You do get what you pay for though! Also, a lovely shop which sold delicious macaroons here!

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stayed in this area for a weekend break, We found the location very central, walking distance to Notre Dame, Lourve and metro! The atmosphere was great in the evening as the bars and restaraunts began to fill with locals and tourists alike! There is an abudance of restaraunt, bakeries & creperies to overly indulge! I would recommend staying here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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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.