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“Diversity abounds”
Review of Latin Quarter

Latin Quarter
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Ranked #38 of 1,169 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Sheridan, Oregon
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“Diversity abounds”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

When visiting Paris, make sure you spend some time in the Latin quarter. Paris is the City of Lights and the Latin Quarter is the part of the city that offers a variety of sights, smells, and tastes. A diverse make up of ethnic flavors. During the day it is a bustling part of the city that provides a look into the ethnic groups that are a part of Paris. At night the bustling turns into a feast of flavors and smells. You can experience food and entertainment from other countries all within walking distance. It is an exciting and overwhelms your senses.

Visited June 2012
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Sacramento, California
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“Lots of restaurants”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

We walked through Latin Quarter on our way to take pictures of Notre Dame at night. One of the narrow streets we were walking through were lined with restaurants on both sides and filled with people - lots of creperies, middle-eastern restaurants etc. I tried a tuna crepe at 1 of the creperies and hated it [I am not a fan of savory crepes]. So we eventually ended up going to a Turkish restaurant at the end of Latin quarter, which turned out to be great.

Visited June 2012
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Austin, Texas
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“Best place to be in Paris”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

We love this area and always stay here when we visit Paris. The crowd is cool and there are so many neighborhoods to walk around, side street cafes, shops, restaurants, you name it. Our best streets are Rue de Bucci, Rue de la Huchette, Saint Severin, Rue de Seine, Saint Germain, and Saint Michel square. You can walk to Notre Dame, and it's home for the famous cafes Les Deux Magots and Cafe de Flore. Simply a great place to visit.

Visited April 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Too much Ado about Nothing”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

I just remember the name and it suited me well on this occasion.
I have visited Latin Quarter during my trip to Paris this April and yes, it was fine, yes I have found some beautiful shops and nice streets with cafe's - but it was nothing too exceptional.
Took some pics but that was all. I suppose that you can find some more interesting places to visit if you are lacking time, but if you have more days to spend in Paris, you can go and have a look around.

Visited April 2013
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Long Island, NY
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“A delightful slice of Paris”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

There's a reason this area is packed with tourists. It's the quintessential Paris. Winding narrow streets starting at the river sustain literally scores of restaurants. And they're pretty good at that. Most are French, naturally. It would be impossible to avoid bumping into at least a few menu boards lining the walks, touting prix fixe specials and a host of other delights. One cannot truly know Paris until spending at least a few hours in the Latin Quarter. It's only a short walk across the bridge from Notre Dame Cathedral.

Visited April 2013
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