Latin Quarter
Latin Quarter
4.5
NeighborhoodsHistoric Walking Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: 5th Arr. - Panthéon
How to get there
  • Cluny – La Sorbonne • 2 min walk
  • Saint-Michel • 3 min walk
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  • sunflower35
    585 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing neighborhood.
    My husband and I rented an apartment for two weeks in the Latin Quarter in May 2023. It was a wonderful neighborhood with lots of shops and restaurants, but located in an area where you can walk to many other places and explore. It was fairly quiet at night, and we felt very safe. We will definitely make the Latin Quarter our "home base" on our next trip to Paris.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 8, 2023
  • XSki007
    New Jersey1,312 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great For Walking
    Fun part of the city. Small and very old churches. Famous jazz clubs that I didn’t have time to come back to in the evening! Food and pastries galore, so you must stop and sample - one is better than the next! Fun day strolling around.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,164 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Left Bank quarter
    This is the oldest part of Paris as it's where the Romans built the original settlements, as well as near where the Gallic Parisii tribe was. Lots of shops, restaurants, and sites to see and visit. Take your time and enjoy the walk. Just be mindful of careless cyclists and cars.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Michelle D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional tour.
    This tour with Georgia was absolutely marvellous. She made the Latin Quarter come alive for us, leading through the architecture of the various centuries and the stories the the buildings told. We cannot recommend this tour enough for anyone that wants to know the story of Paris.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 23, 2023
  • David
    Lille, France1,811 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hive of activity.
    I made my way to the Latin Quarter by following Rick Steve's audio tour of historical Paris. A bustling area, with lots of bars and restaurants. Probably a very interesting and lively night out!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 7, 2023
  • Erin S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Latin Quarter Walking Tour
    We booked this walking tour through Enchating Travels. Our tour guide was Paula with Memories France. She was amazing & had a lot of knowledge of the history of the Latin Quarter. She kept it entertaining and kept us moving! Highly recommended!!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 21, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,086 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Influence of the Universities
    We have a dear friend who has long lived in this area, and she fits right in as a retired professor from a local university. So we were here to visit, sat in a great cafe, shared glasses of wine, observed the flocks of cool young people all around. The importance of the universities here cannot be over-emphasized as the are the economic engine and flavor everything.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 23, 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We have a dear friend who has long lived in this area, and she fits right in as a retired professor from a local university. So we were here to visit, sat in a great cafe, shared glasses of wine, observed the flocks of cool young people all around. The importance of the universities here cannot be over-emphasized as the are the economic engine and flavor everything.
Written January 24, 2024
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Amandaosara
Habo, Sweden2,252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
If there is a place in Paris I really appreciate it isn't Champs-Elysee or Tour-de-Eiffel, it's the Latin quarters. They have a charm and rusticity that many other areas lack. Just going through the romantic streets looking at chocolate in store windows or grabbing a beer/wine at one of the local restaurants or bars is a well deserved break from the otherwise so stressful city.
Written February 18, 2023
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Michelle D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This tour with Georgia was absolutely marvellous. She made the Latin Quarter come alive for us, leading through the architecture of the various centuries and the stories the the buildings told. We cannot recommend this tour enough for anyone that wants to know the story of Paris.
Written September 23, 2023
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Kathryn M
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Paris was fabulous! We stayed in the Latin Quarter and loved the neighborhood feel as well as the location to get to so many of the sights easily. The Cafe’s and bakeries were fun to pop into and very plentiful. The restaurants all served amazing foods!
Written February 25, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The heart of this neighborhood was the place of the most important university in Europe during the Middle Ages. The university presence continues into modern times, so it is crowded, full of schools and book stores. Lots of inexpensive places to eat fast food.
Written June 14, 2022
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sunflower35
Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
My husband and I rented an apartment for two weeks in the Latin Quarter in May 2023. It was a wonderful neighborhood with lots of shops and restaurants, but located in an area where you can walk to many other places and explore. It was fairly quiet at night, and we felt very safe. We will definitely make the Latin Quarter our "home base" on our next trip to Paris.
Written June 8, 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,693 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We love the Latin Quarter and visit it whenever we go to Paris. It's a microcosm of society and the food choices are literally endless. The name comes, apparently from the fact university people used to communicate in Latin, in older days, like medieval times, so it has stuck. But today it probably owes more to its multiculturalism than anything else. While most of Paris went through a radical transformation and was modernised with wider streets and so on, the Latin Quarter with its narrow alleyways, remained as it essentially was. For that we are probably lucky. It definitely is the place to go to.
Written September 11, 2020
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Karim Maarouf
Cairo, Egypt852 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
You can wander around the narrow streets in the Latin Quarter for quite some time. My favorite thing about this area are the many restaurants and cafes, selling all sorts of food. I tried a fondue place which was quite nice. Great area for a stroll or a quick meal.
Written February 22, 2023
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bananafishfever
Florida518 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We chose a hotel in the Latin Quarter for our first trip to Paris, as it made a fairly central base within walking distance of many of the popular bucket list tourist spots. Full of rich history, bookstores, cobblestone streets, students and tourists alike. You can’t go hungry here - there’s a wide selection of street food, cheap ethnic/student eats, and finer dining. We found so many charming spots and historical sites just wandering on our way to other destinations. Always felt safe even when out and about late at night. You can visit sites like the Pantheon, Musee de Cluny, Shakespeare and Company Bookstore and Notre Dame is just across the Seine.
Written February 17, 2020
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Several little alley and streets filled with restaurant from all other the world. Life happens at the Latin. Specially during the night. It is a bit crowded, but is a crowd that is there looking for good food and great drinks.

Make sure to stop by at the century old book stores. Also, it is possible to access the Ile de la Cite, where Notre Dame Cathedral is and if you walk the opposite side you will end the up at the Sorbonne a bit more the Luxembourg garden.

Is that amazing that Paris is all very connected? #liveifeasy

Metro stations to access the Latin are: Odeon, Maubert and Jussieu

Enjoy Paris!
Written August 24, 2020
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