Latin Quarter in Paris

The Latin Quarter is a historical district of Paris, located on the left bank of the Seine, in the 5th arrondissement. It owes its name to the Latin language, which was spoken by the students and professors of the University of Paris, which was located in this district.

The Latin Quarter is known for its bohemian and intellectual atmosphere, as well as for its many cafés, bookstores, theaters and cinemas. It is a meeting place for students, artists and intellectuals, as well as for tourists who wish to discover the history and culture of Paris.

The Latin Quarter is also known for its many historical and cultural monuments. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the most famous monuments in Paris, is located to the east of the district, on the Ile de la Cité. The cathedral was built in the Middle Ages and is known for its Gothic architecture, its stained glass windows and its famous rose window. Unfortunately, it was partially destroyed by a fire in 2019, but restoration work is underway.

The Pantheon is another important monument in the Latin Quarter. It was built in the 18th century as a church dedicated to Saint Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris. After the French Revolution, the building was transformed into a mausoleum for the great men and women of France. Among the famous personalities buried in the Pantheon are Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Rousseau, Emile Zola and Marie Curie.

The Latin Quarter is also known for its many cafés and restaurants, which are popular with students, artists and intellectuals. The Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots are two famous cafés located on the Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, which have been frequented by personalities such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Albert Camus.

The Latin Quarter is easily accessible from our hotels located near the Palais Royal, the Louvre and Montparnasse.

Latin Quarter in Parisspecial selection of our hotels

  • From 77 Timhotel Paris Gare de Lyon

    Hotel 5 minutes from Gare de Lyon

    Discover our 3-star hotel, ideally nestled in a quiet street just 350 metres from the Gare de Lyon, a 5-minute walk away. Our location offers a peaceful atmosphere while being strategically positioned close to Paris' must-see points of...

    5 minutes from Gare de Lyon

  • Timhotel Odessa Montparnasse

    Hotel in the heart of the lively Gaité Montparnasse district

    Discover our 3-star hotel, nestled in the dynamic Montparnasse district, just a few minutes from Gare Montparnasse and Tour Montparnasse. Right in the heart of the liveliest part of this lively district, our establishment offers you a quality...

    Lively neighbourhood and quiet rooms

  • From 97 Timhotel Tour Montparnasse

    Charming hotel in the heart of the Montparnasse theatre district

    Discover our 3-star hotel, ideally located in the liveliest street in the Montparnasse district. Immerse yourself in the bustle of this street lined with numerous cafés, restaurants and theatres, including the famous Bobino Theatre. Just...

    Art Deco building