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Commonly referred to as the Quartier Latin the Latin Quarter gained its name due to all communication between students and professors was in Latin until the Revolution. The Latin Quarter contains many famous attractions from the worlds of art music literature and education including – Jardins des Plantes, Institut du Monde Arabe, Centre de la Mer, Panthéon, Mosquée de Paris, and not forgetting the university La Sorbonne. The riverside part of the the Latin Quarter is divided lengthways by the rue St-André-des-Arts and the rue Jacob. It is full of bookstores, art galleries, antique stores, cafés and restaurants.


Best Western Belloy - 2 Rue Racine Saint Germain Luxembourg Paris

The Hotel Belloy Saint-Germain is a three star hotel that combines premium architecture and great service. It is ideally in the center of the city between the quarter of St. Germain and the Latin Quarter. This hotel has truly preserved old world charm through the decor used in it lobbies and in its rooms. A short walk away are the the Musee du Moyen-age, Luxembourg garden, Sorbonne, Senat and the Notre-Dame-de-Paris.

Best Western Belloy 2 Rue Racine Saint Germain Luxembourg Paris near Le Latin Quarter Sorbonne Senat

The Institut de France - wikipedia

The Institut de France (French Institute) is a French learned society, grouping five académies, the most famous of which is probably the Académie française. The institute manages approximately 1,000 foundations, as well as museums and chateaux open for visit.

The Jardin du Luxembourg - wikipedia

The Jardin du Luxembourg (familiar nickname Luco) is a 224,500 m² public park and the largest in the city, located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. Luxembourg is the garden of the French Senate, which is itself housed in the Luxembourg Palace.

La Sorbonne University of Paris - wikipedia

The historic University of Paris (French: Université de Paris) first appeared in the second half of the 12th century, but was in 1970 reorganised as 13 autonomous universities (University of Paris I–XIII). The university is often referred to as the Sorbonne or La Sorbonne after the collegiate institution (Collège de Sorbonne) founded about 1257 by Robert de Sorbon, but the university as such was older and was never completely centred on the Sorbonne.

The Panthéon - wikipedia

The Panthéon (Latin Pantheon), from Greek Pantheon, meaning ("All the Gods") is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris, France. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, but after many changes now combines liturgical functions with its role as a famous burial place.

Quartier Latin - wikipedia

The Latin Quarter of Paris (Quartier latin) is an area in the 5th arrondissement and parts of the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France, on the left bank (south side) of the Seine, around the Sorbonne University. The name derives from the Latin language, which was widely spoken in the Middle Ages in and near the University.


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