Latin Quarter of Paris

28 October 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  5 minutes

Crossing of Rue Mouffetard and Rue de l'Arbalète © LPLT/cc-by-sa-3.0

Crossing of Rue Mouffetard and Rue de l’Arbalète © LPLT/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Latin Quarter of Paris (French: Quartier latin) is an area in the 5th and the 6th arrondissements of Paris. It is situated on the left bank of the Seine, around the Sorbonne. The area gets its name from the Latin language, which was once widely spoken in and around the University since Latin was the language of learning in the Middle Ages in Europe.   read more…

Theme Week Paris – Arrondissement du Luxembourg (6th)

21 October 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks, Paris / Île-de-France, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  7 minutes

Jardin du Palais du Luxembourg © Dinkum

Jardin du Palais du Luxembourg © Dinkum

The 6th arrondissement includes world famous educational institutions such as the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and the Académie française, the seat of the French Senate as well as a concentration of some of Paris most famous monuments such as Saint-Germain Abbey and square, St. Sulpice Church and square, the Pont des Arts or the Jardins du Luxembourg.   read more…

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