A Walk in the Latin Quarter of Paris

posted by Sharon March 18, 2018 48 Comments
Latin Quarter Paris

The Latin Quarter of Paris is my favorite. I have stayed here 3 out of the 4 times I’ve visited Paris. Here’s a little tour of some of the sights of the Latin Quarter, from its place on the left bank of the Seine, just across the river from Notre Dame. It has its share of sidewalk cafes and historic architecture. If you’re in Paris, be sure to include time to explore the Latin Quarter. Latin Quarter Paris

 

Latin Quarter ParisThe name of this area of Paris came about because the Sorbonne University opened its doors here in the 12th century. Latin was spoken at universities in those days, so Latin was the language heard on the streets of what now is the 5th arrondissement of Paris.Paris Sorbonne

Sorbonne ParisSorbonne ParisAnother well known bookish and fun place in the Latin Quarter is the Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. What a fascinating place to browse! Shakespeare and CompanyShakespeare and Company ParisShakespeare and Company ParisShakespeare and Company Paris

The Cluny Museum in the Latin Quarter is a small treasure of collections from medieval times. The architecture of the museum may catch your eye as you walk by. Be sure to stop in if you can. The most famous of the art inside is the tapestry of the Lady and the Unicorn. Cluny Museum ParisCluny Museum ParisCluny Museum Paris

Cluny Museum ParisThe doors of the Cluny Museum fascinated me. Cluny Museum Paris

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If you wander around the Latin Quarter for long, you are sure to find the Pantheon. This large building, originally a church, it is now a tribute to the history of Paris and the burial place of famous writers and artists such as Victor Hugo and Voltaire. Paris Pantheon

Paris PantheonParis PantheonThe charm  of the Latin Quarter is exemplified in the tiny cream puff cafe, Odette’s. Don’t you want to grab a luscious cream puff and a coffee and sit here awhile?

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This area was settled long ago by the Romans. You can still find remnants of this time, such as the winding, narrow streets. Latin Quarter Paris

As day turns to evening, the Latin Quarter shows off its Parisian appeal. Have a seat at a cafe and order dinner with a glass of wine. That’s a perfect way to end your walk through the Latin Quarter.Latin Quarter Paris

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48 Comments

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin March 18, 2018 at 10:30 am

So much to see! Great colors!

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Zenbabytravel March 19, 2018 at 8:55 am

Paris has so many charming corners! Thank you for sharing your favourite! Latin Quarter was also one of my frequent picks when I used to live in Paris! But since we are going back with the kids I prefer my old neighbourhood – 16eme. Wrote about extensively in here in case you take any kiddies anytime soon 😉 https://zenbabytravel.com/2017/05/31/la-vie-en-rose-3-5-days-in-paris-with-kids/ #MondayEscapes

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Sandra March 19, 2018 at 9:20 am

Sharon, your posts about Paris make me want to go there again! The architecture, the cafés, book shop, colors…everything looks so adorable!
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manuel March 19, 2018 at 10:24 am

Hello Sharon!
Very good this your description of the Latin Quarter.
I love your discretion and your attention to detail. The door fittings are fantastic. Who would say, that in the Latin Quarter there are “hippos”?
Thank you for sharing with us.
Manuel

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the Curious Pixie March 19, 2018 at 10:55 am

I’m heading to Paris over the Easter weekend. I’m so taking on board your tips for the Latin Quarter, I love the bookshops #mondayescapes

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Carol March 19, 2018 at 5:54 pm

Another fabulous adventure with you Sharon! Lovely post and beautiful photography.

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Mandy March 19, 2018 at 6:03 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever explored the Latin Quarter. It looks beautiful. Did you stop in and get a pastry during your time in the Latin Quarter?

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Lydia C. Lee March 19, 2018 at 7:25 pm

I’ve spent so much time in the latin quarter – The Pantheon is one of my favourite places in all of Paris. They used to let you up on the roof – on the dome. Not sure if they still do that…just fabulous. And the tribute to Jean Moulin in the basement makes me cry, every time

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Jim, Sydney, Australia March 19, 2018 at 9:20 pm

Beautiful shots.

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Life Images by Jill March 20, 2018 at 12:54 am

Oh, your photos make me want to jump on a plane and go back to Paris right now. I’ve only visited once, it is so far from Australia, but I yearn to wander those streets and stop at those cafes and photography Parisian life. Thank you so much for taking me back there. Happy travels and have a fabulous week. I am joining you today from Our World Tuesday.

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Angie March 20, 2018 at 2:25 am

It just oozes romance … I want to sit at a sidewalk café and sip coffee and read a book and watch the world go by … dressed as only Parisians do! Thanks for sharing these dreamy pictures with us!

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Fun60 March 20, 2018 at 6:29 am

What a joy to browse through your photos. You have captured the essence of Paris brilliantly in this post.

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Joyful March 20, 2018 at 7:07 am

Fantastic photos. I really want to visit and probably stay in this area whenever I finally get to Paris.

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Cathy March 20, 2018 at 1:17 pm

Than you for this wonderful tour. I wish I had had time when we were in Paris to visit the places you took us today! Thank you!

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Brooke of Passport Couture March 21, 2018 at 3:29 am

I have been to Paris twice and had no idea there is this amazing bookstore! Great close-up shots of the museum doors and the pastries look delicious. #citytripping

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Tanja/The Red Phone Box travels March 21, 2018 at 11:25 am

beautiful photos! #citytripping

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Mary March 21, 2018 at 1:26 pm

Sharon this has been a delightful walk. So much to see and enjoy on your tour. I was very impressed by the Pantheon. For some reason I thought it would have been a shambles inside. And who can resist a cream puff outdoors. Oh and the doors with all that intricate hardware? So much to enjoy in this post. Thank you!

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beatravelling March 21, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Actually not sure if I’ve explored this part of Paris. I’ve just strolled around, not thought too much about where 🙂 #wanderfulwednesday

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Keri | Ladies What Travel March 21, 2018 at 3:21 pm

What a beautiful part of the city to explore! Haven’t been to Paris for quite a few years now, might be time for a return visit! #WanderfulWednesday

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Emma Raphael March 21, 2018 at 7:59 pm

It’s been far too long since I visited Paris, I must go back soon. Your pictures are gorgeous! 🙂 #mondayescapes

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Jordan March 21, 2018 at 9:27 pm

So adorable! I absolutely love the Latin Quarter in Paris – the charm, the cafes, and the beautiful colors! You captured it so perfectly 🙂

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Allison March 22, 2018 at 2:40 am

The Latin Quarter looks like a beautiful part of Paris. I’ve never heard of it before. #wanderfulwednesday

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Kelleyn Rothaermel March 22, 2018 at 7:08 am

So fun! I love how you take pictures of everything like me! Have a great weekend!

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Cathy (Mummytravels) March 22, 2018 at 7:31 am

What a lovely post – always such a gorgeous area to wander around, so much history and I love the sound of that cafe. You’ve really captures just what It’s like. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

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Dorothy March 22, 2018 at 11:03 am

I love the Latin Quarter’s colors, architecture and the relaxed atmosphere, you captured it well.

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Vanessa Brune March 22, 2018 at 12:04 pm

I’ve never been to Paris except for Disneyland but I’d love to take a stroll around this area – it really looks so adorable!

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Claire at Tin Box Traveller March 22, 2018 at 1:11 pm

I’m in love! How utterly stunning. I love Paris but haven’t been for years now. The Latin Quarter is firmly on my list of places for a wander. Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

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Annabel March 22, 2018 at 9:45 pm

What amazing photos! I haven’t been to Paris for years, I’ve forgotten how lovely it is. #FarawayFiles

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Usha Sitaaraam March 22, 2018 at 11:41 pm

Such beautiful photos. I love Paris. I will be going back to Paris soon. Your post reminded me of Paris. Thank you so much.

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Clare (Suitcases and Sandcastles) March 23, 2018 at 5:58 pm

I used to love wandering around the Left Bank when I lived in Paris. It’s especially good for walking around and lingering in little corners. I love all the literary history of the area too. It’s quintessential Paris to me, far more so than sights like the Eiffel Tower. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles PS I think you might have forgotten to add on the badge 🙂

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Ruth March 23, 2018 at 6:05 pm

Your post took me straight to Paris! When I visited (a long time ago), I wasn’t able to visit the Latin Quarter. It was a whirlwind stay trying to hit the top sights. A return to the city is due. This time I want to spend my time walking around charming neighborhoods and eating good food. #feetdotravel

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Peter B. March 23, 2018 at 7:31 pm

The winding narrow streets are fascinating, and so photogenic! Great photos and thanks for the tour.

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Emese March 23, 2018 at 9:02 pm

Gorgeous photos! Now I feel like I need to go to Paris and visit the Latin Quarter. Thanks for the tour and thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

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Jill March 23, 2018 at 10:51 pm

It’s been a long time since I’ve been to one of my favorite cities. Looking at your photos makes me want to go there right now. Beautiful!

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California Globetrotter March 24, 2018 at 8:14 pm

Ooh I think I would love to stay in the Latin Quarter! Last time I stayed like 20 min outside of Paris city center! Was hell to get in via train! Plus, I want to check out that Shakespeare bookstore! Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard!

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Cynthia Mackintosh March 24, 2018 at 8:41 pm

I loved looking at this post! It reminded me of our family vacation to Paris. The Shakespeare and Company bookstore was one of my favorite places to visit. So quaint and thousands of books. We bought a book there and had it stamped with the company logo! #TheWeeklyPostcard

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Mary (The World Is A Book) March 25, 2018 at 2:10 am

The Latin Quarter is such a great place to walk around. We haven’t stayed there but had one of our best meals in one of the charming cafes in the area. This brings back great Parisian memories.

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indah nuria March 25, 2018 at 7:11 pm

I love all the details! So Paris, so enchanting!

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Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler) March 28, 2018 at 3:33 pm

I love the latin quarter of Paris and it was nice to go back there through your post. Great photos, that gives the vibe of the quarter. #feetdotravel

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Mother of 3 March 28, 2018 at 9:07 pm

Such beautiful photos! I haven’t been to Paris in years and I just LOVED the old world architecture. Pinned.

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Angie (FeetDoTravel) March 29, 2018 at 6:53 am

It was a long time ago that I visited Paris and wasn’t aware of this lovely area! Its just so pretty, I love the buildings. Pinned for when I return, this shouldn’t be missed #feetdotravel

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Clair Kelly March 30, 2018 at 10:08 am

This is a side of Paris I have never seen before. It’s so pretty and your photos really do it justice

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Rob+Ann @TravelLatte(.net) March 30, 2018 at 5:51 pm

We did not get to spend nearly enough time in the Latin Quarter, so we love this post! It is such a special neighborhood, and quickly became one of our favorites. Plus, so close to so many other great landmarks and neighborhoods. Great photos – thanks for sharing!

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Travel Lexx March 30, 2018 at 6:40 pm

I’ve actually read in Shakespeare and Company in a recent issue of Lonely Planet traveller and it looks like an amazing place to while away a couple of hours. I like that you managed to explore the area in depth and really get under the skin of this part of the city! I need to do something like this more next time I am in Paris!

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Scarlett Begonias April 1, 2018 at 8:20 pm

I love the old architecture, and that bookstore is amazing! Thank you for sharing the beauty 🙂

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