The Latin Quarter

latin quarter saint etienne du mont church

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. The Romans settled in this area more than two thousand years ago and some of their constructions still remain, such as the thermal baths, and a huge amphitheatre. The highest hill of the district is called Sainte Genevieve, a reference to the Patron Saint of Paris who was buried there. 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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Hôtel de Cluny, musée du Moyen-Age

General Information

Walking tour for approximately 2 hours. No entrance to museums or monuments, except in churches.

Notre Dame cathedral from square Viviani

The highlights

Visit the highlights of the latin quarter, with its old churches, schools, the Pantheon, the Sorbonne University, the Cluny abbey and the Luxembourg garden.

Marie Curie

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.

The arcades of Paris with its old fashioned shops and architecture dating back to the 19th century show reminiscence of French writers like Maupassant, Proust or Colette.