Latin Quarter in Paris


The Latin quarter is made up of Paris's 5th and 6th arrondissements. Its name originates from the fact that it is (and has been for centuries) the university quarter, Latin being the language of scholars. In the area you'll see the prestigious university of la Sorbonne and many other important colleges which explain why the streets and terrace cafés are always full of students.
As you go down boulevard Saint-Michel you will pass by busy shops before finding yourself at the impressive Fontaine Saint Michel. This fountain was an idea conceived by Baron Haussmann, and it was designed to hide a rather unattractive building facade. The fountain itself depicts the Archangel Michael fighting against the Devil.
Today it is a popular meeting spot for young people, and the area is good for dining out or enjoying an aperitif at one of the many cafes with outside seating.

Latin Quarter in Parisspecial selection of our hotels


  • From 61 Timhotel Paris Gare de Lyon

    In a very quiet street, few steps from the Gare de Lyon Station.

    The Gare de Lyon links to Paris all the major cities of the southeast of France. At 10 minutes on foot, the gare d'Austerlitz irrigates the southwest and Spain. And right next to it, the gare of Bercy serves the Burgundy region, Italy and the...

    In front of the famous street of Crémieux

  • From 76 Timhotel Odessa Montparnasse

    Great location in the lively district of Montparnasse

    Montparnasse is an emblematic landmark of Paris. Mixing communicating nodes, business and art of living, this especially mythical place remains nearby a very complete offer as far as stores, shows, catering but also Parisian life are concerned....

    In the heart of theaters, shops and restaurants

  • From 76 Timhotel Tour Montparnasse

    An exclusive address in the lively theaters district of Montparnasse

    Montparnasse is emblematic of Paris. Mixing communication nodes, business and art of living, this mythical place offers you shops, shows, catering, but also an art of living Parisian style. Rue de la Gaîté, the hotel Timhotel...

    Art Deco building close to the Montparnasse Tower