The Latin Quarter
On the Left bank of Paris, the Latin quarter known as a seat of Learning, accomodates prestigious schools and universities, like the Sorbonne. Enjoy this lively district full of cafes and restaurants where students and visitors often gather. The name comes from the Latin language widely spoken in and around the University during the Middle Ages. Initially, more two thousand years ago, the Romans settled in this area and some of their constructions still remain, such as the thermal baths, and a huge amphitheatre. Sainte Genevieve is the name of the patron saint of Paris, who was buried on top of the highest hill of the district. Her relics were placed inside the church Saint Stephen of the Mount, probably the most admirable of the city, for its preserved rood screen.
Add in your walking tour, a guided tour of the Pantheon. Special price for this tour : 300 € for a three hour tour including one hour inside the Pantheon. Admission fee is not included.
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Walking tour for approximately 2 hours. No entrance to museums or monuments, except in churches.
Visit the highlights of the latin quarter, with its old churches, schools, the Pantheon, the Sorbonne University, the Cluny abbey and the Luxembourg garden.
Women of the Latin Quarter
Four famous women are buried at the Pantheon, including Marie Curie and Simone Veil. Nearby was an old abbey where Sainte Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris rests.
My favorite walking tours
Join me on one of my favourite walking tours around the Marais quarter and its amazing old mansions. The Place des Vosges is undoubtedly the most magnificent square of Paris to me.