The Quartier Latin is on the Left Bank, in the 5th and 6th arrondissements of Paris with the Sorbonne as its historic heart. It extends from Saint-Germain-des-Prés to the Luxembourg Gardens.
The Quartier owes its name to the students of the Sorbonne who, from the time of the Renaissance, studied Latin here. Today it is where you find the most prestigious universities and Grandes Ecoles in France. St Germain has, since time immemorial, been a meeting place for the artists and writers of the Left Bank. Many cafés, such as Le Flore and Les Deux Magots boast their own literary circles.
At the time of the Liberation, it was the trendy quarter popular with its jazz musicians and Jean-Paul Sartre.
The Quartier Latin is an important historic area where you can visit famous attractions such as the Panthéon, the Sorbonne, the Luxembourg Palace and its gardens, Saint Sulpice church, the Théâtre de l’Odéon...You can also take the opportunity to make the most of Paris’s cultural life with its plentiful art galleries, specialised bookshops, world-renowned theatres and cafés.