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Latin Quarter

Left Bank of the Seine, Paris, France (Panthéon)
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Ranked #45 of 733 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: This famous Left Bank neighborhood, so named because the numerous university students in the area spoke only Latin to their professors until the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ontario Canada
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289 reviews 289 reviews
192 attraction reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

So tranquil during the day, but the streets come alive at night, Monday or Saturday is all the same in the Quarter. The streets are great just to walk around, trying to decide which restaurant you want to try out. The Latin Quarter might be known for the hustle and bustle, but we stayed on Blvd St-Michel right in front... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A million choices for restaurants and bakeries! and right down the street from Luxenbourg gardens! A great place for a walk and on a sunny day! Lived in Paris for two years and it is one of my favorite areas!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic place to sit down at a café or walk around away from many other tourists and get to know the real Paris

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I've stayed in the Latin Quarter three out of my four visits to Paris. I think I will stay somewhere else next time just to spread out, but here's what I love about the 5th arrondissement. First off, it's centrally located. While the metro and public transit is easy to navigate (and an absolute must for certain attractions and itineraries),... More

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a neighborhood which you either love it or not. It is not very typical of Paris, narrow streets and small shops, lots of food options in a wide range of prices, many bars and cafes, very touristic in some parts and very lively, especially at night.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Latin Quarter is one of our favorite neighborhoods to visit. Fun fact, the name comes from the fact there are a lot of colleges in the area and back in the day and students had to speak to their professors in Latin. What we love about the area is that it is eclectic and diverse. Most of Paris is... More

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Classic Parisian, or at least, what an American thinks classic Parisian is like! Food and shops everywhere. You could definitely feel the college vibe as well. Well worth the time to just walk around the streets and to sit down at a cafe and enjoy.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nice place with cute little streets and so many cheap and delicious food choices!!! Very close to notre dame. LOVED IT! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

the best quarter I have visited in Paris too may small interesting shops and great restaurants (a very big choices for restaurants) fantastic feeling when you walk thru the streets of this Parisian quarter. you must visit

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South Milford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Found the left bank an unexpected surprise, it was an experience just wondering around. Wide range of restaurants offering food from many different countries, little shops, added to the charm. Loved it.

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