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 98 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 94 Timhotel Odessa Montparnasse

    Great location in the lively district of Montparnasse

    Timhotel Odessa Montparnasse is located on the Odessa street in the Montparnasse district of the 14th arrondissement of Paris. A street where Breton creperies compete, and where business and art of living are one!   This particularly...

    In the heart of theaters, shops and restaurants

  • From 93 Timhotel Tour Montparnasse

    An exclusive address in the lively theaters district of Montparnasse

    An emblematic district of Paris, Montparnasse happily combines communication, business and art of living. A symbol of the Parisian art of living, this mythical place offers shops, shows and restaurants. On Rue de la Gaîté, the...

    Art Deco building close to the Montparnasse Tower