Known throughout the world, the Latin Quarter is a must during a stay in Paris. This part of the capital has been regarded for centuries as one of the main centres of Parisian cultural life. To get the feel of the district, book a room at the Hotel Saint-Jacques and stay right at its heart.
A place where art and culture are at the forefront
On the Left Bank is the Latin Quarter, the historic district of the 5th and 6th arrondissements and one of the biggest attractions for tourists visiting the capital. Home to the Sorbonne, one of the most famous universities in France, the Latin Quarter is an incredible cultural and artistic hub with a wealth of great schools, universities, old bookshops and art galleries.
The imprint of history
The Latin Quarter embodies the history of Paris, as demonstrated by Saint-Séverin, one of the oldest and most picturesque parts of the capital, where the medieval streets immerse you in another time. Don’t miss the Rue du Chat-qui-Peche, the capital’s narrowest street, and the beautiful Church of Saint-Séverin. The Latin Quarter is also home to the magnificent mausoleum called the Panthéon, where numerous distinguished French citizens are interred, as well as the sumptuous Cluny Museum of the Middle Ages, the Gallo-Roman baths, the ancient Lutetia Arena and the famous Jardin des Plantes.
A district conducive to relaxation
Treat yourself to a relaxing break in one of the many cafés and restaurants in the area or go shopping on the Boulevard Saint-Michel. Stroll the Rue Mouffetard and browse its many shops and restaurants. Don’t miss the oldest church in Paris, Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, and its picturesque square, a haven of peace offering a breathtaking view of Notre-Dame Cathedral. Want an evening out? The area has plenty of places of entertainment such as the Paradis Latin cabaret and the legendary Caveau de la Huchette jazz club.
Hotel Saint-Jacques Paris, a 3-star hotel at the heart of Quartier Latin