Known as one of the oldest quarters of Paris, the Quartier latin contains some of the cultural wonders of the French capital.
Enthusiasts of ancient ruins can thus contemplate the Arènes de Lutèce (Roman amphitheatre) and Roman thermae. Architecture connoisseurs are delighted to discover the Panthéon, Couvent des Cordeliers and the Hôtel des Monnaies. Museum fans enjoy visiting the Musée de Cluny and Musée du Luxembourg. And garden lovers joyfully take a walk in the Jardin du Luxembourg and Jardin des Plantes.
For keens readers, the Quartier latin also hosts many public libraries (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne, Bibliothèque Sainte-Barbe), as well as publishing houses and specialised bookshops in literature, sciences, history, medicine, philosophy, politics and law.
Numerous independent cinemas, called “cinémas d’art et essai”, (le Saint-André des Arts, le Champollion, l’Accattone) and thematic cabarets (le Caveau de la Huchette) animate the Quartier latin nightlife.
With music, coffee, concerts, discussions or games of chess, scientific students mix with literary students. The physician can meet the philosopher at the ciné-club, the geographer dances with the Hellenist, the musicologist meets the informatician at the photo club and the economist plays rugby with the archaeologist. Everything is a matter of opportunities and affinities.
Mis à jour le 5/5/2017