Latin Quarter, Paris

The Quartier Latin ( Latin Quarter ) is the traditional student district in Paris. Its name derives from the fact that students and scholars of the nearby Sorbonne spoke Latin there for a long time.

The term Latin Quarter called No Quarter in the strict sense of the outline of the Paris administrative structure (the area belongs mainly to the 5th Arrondissement ), but a largely situated on the slopes of the Montagne Sainte -Geneviève area with imprecise boundaries in which the activities of the Paris University as well as a number of other educational institutions focus. Many writers have lived in the area or written about it - may be mentioned Honoré de Balzac, Gabriel García Márquez and Klaus Mann called.

In May 68, the district was the scene of fierce clashes. Today, the area of ​​tourism and hospitality is marked, but houses are still significant academic institutions. Rents have risen, so students can barely live there - if they do, then in the chambres de bonne, the former maid rooms. Today, this place next to the Sorbonne (Paris I, Paris IV), among others, nor the École Normale Supérieure and the Mines ParisTech. Even the famous French high schools - Henri IV and Louis le Grand - located there. On these the elite of the French Elite begins with the so-called classes préparatoires that prepare after high school entrance examinations of the elite high schools ( Grandes écoles ).


Monuments and museums

  • Panthéon
  • The Bernardins
  • Musée National du Moyen Âge
  • Luxembourg Palace, seat of the Senate
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Musée du Luxembourg
  • Hôtel des Monnaies

Roman Ruins

  • Arenes de Lutece
  • Thermes romains

Libraries, schools and colleges

  • Library of Sainte-Geneviève
  • Collège de France
  • École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris
  • École Nationale des Chartes
  • École Normale Supérieure
  • École Spéciale des travaux publics, you bâtiment et de l'industrie
  • École supérieure de physique et de chimie de la ville de Paris industrial ( ESPCI ParisTech )
  • The Institut Catholique de Paris
  • Institut supérieur d' électronique de Paris
  • Lycée Fénelon
  • Lycée Henri- IV
  • Lycée Lavoisier
  • Lycée Montaigne
  • Lycée Louis -le- Grand
  • Lycée Saint -Louis
  • Sorbonne
  • Université Paris I Panthéon -Sorbonne
  • Université Paris II Panthéon- Assas
  • Université de Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • Université Paris IV -Sorbonne
  • Université Paris Descartes
  • Université Pierre -et -Marie- Curie
  • Université Paris VII- Denis -Diderot

Churches and monasteries

  • Église Saint- Étienne -du -Mont
  • Saint- Sulpice de Paris
  • Église Saint- Séverin
  • Chapelle de la Sorbonne
  • Couvent des Cordeliers
  • Hôtel de Cluny

Places of amusement

  • Paradis Latin
  • Théâtre de l' Odéon
  • Le Caveau de la Huchette