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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
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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We love the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain des Pres. To us it's the most active and hip part of Paris - good for all ages.

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain des Pres. To us it's the most active and hip part of Paris - good for all ages.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have a wander around this neighborhood with plenty of things to see and do. Lots of places to eat or to get a drink and watch the world go by.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun to walk around here to check out the charming narrow streets around the Sorbonne which we visited. Cafes tend to get crowded because of the students from the many schools around this area.

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed this place during the day time, so returned in the evening for a meal, it was buzzing, a bit like Barcelona or Amsterdam, I would say it was the highlight of my visit, along with Palace de Versie (s.p.) Hope this has been helpfull...

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Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When walking around Blvd. St. Michel, recommend you to find a traditional restaurant in the Latin Quarter and have a nice bite with a glass (or a botlle) of Beaujolais.

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wouldn't recommend to visit this place if you are a tourist since there are not many points of interest.

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Olanta, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is one of the most exquisite neighborhoods to just stroll and get lost, then use your "Paris Practique" to find your way. Use the Boulevard St. Michel or St. Germaine as main thoroughfares and go down tiny streets as you choose. There's markets, bistros, bars, museums, something for everyone.

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Normandy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very, very many restaurants of all styles and tastes, and all invite you to dine with them...walk around, take your time, compare the cuisines - and prices - they vary considerably. Tourist "traps" too, so be aware

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of our cruise we were given an option of a Latin Quarter walking tour including visiting a market and sampling local food. It as a wonderful way to explore this part of Paris.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great bookstores, patisseries, tacky souvenir or artsy shopping. Even stepped into O'Jason's Irish Bar this time to watch the 6 Nations. Anoki great for a handbag or silk scarf, le Petit Pont for a crepe and people watching.

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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.
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