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Latin Quarter of Paris

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The Latin Quarter of Paris is an area in the 5th and the 6th arrondissements of Paris. It is situated on the left bank of the Seine, around the Sorbonne.

Known for its student life, lively atmosphere and bistros, the Latin Quarter is the home to a number of higher education establishments besides the university itself, such as the École Normale Supérieure, the École des Mines de Paris, Panthéon-Assas University, the Schola Cantorum, and the Jussieu university campus. Other establishments such as the École Polytechnique have relocated in recent times to more spacious settings.

We went on a stroll around the latin quarter and we are going to tell you some things you must do in Latin Quarter.


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1}   Marché Monge market

At the heart of the Latin quarter, Marché Monge has been running since 1921!

Here in addition to the traditional market  you will find  fresh produce , fruits and vegetables along with seafood and meat and several chinese food shops.

Transportation: Metro Line 7 Place Monge Station


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2}   Carl Marletti dessert shop

We went down the street along Rue Monge and went right at Rue Censier and to the infamous  dessert shop, Carl Marletti.

Carl marletti's patissier has been awarded several awards and is one of the best pastry shops in Paris.


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Carl Marletti

Address: 51 rue Censier 75005 Paris


 3}  Rue Mouffetard

 We marched forward walking down to Mouflat Street, seeing the old Paris market street, a street that has been preserved from the Roman period.


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The inchanting smell of bread and bakery fills the air , and before you know it you're heading to the closest bakery.


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 We recommend Le Fournil de Mouffetard & Maison Morange Bakery, from flavour to prices, we found everything reasonable.

 Address: 123 Rue Mouffetard


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4}   Hemingway's home

After the meal, along the Muhuta Street, we came to Place de la Contrescarpe, where several coffee shops and the little angel ice cream Amorino.

Continue to Rue Descartes, its parallel to Rue du Cardinal-Lemoine, and you will find where Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley lived in 1922-1923. A Moveable Feast passage "tel était le Paris de notre jeunesse, au temps où nous étions très pauvres et très heureux" basically means: such was the Paris of our youth, at the time when we were very poor and very happy.


Address: 74 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine


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5}   Pantheon


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Pantheon, also known as the Pantheon, the church is now the main burial ground of many celebrities, like Voltaire, House wife, Hugo and Dumas and so on.


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Its front design  is an imitation of the Roman Pantheon,  looking over the Paris Tower.

Address: Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris


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6}  Arènes de Lutèc

The arenas of Lutetia, built in the 1st century, are a Gallo-Roman amphitheater located in Paris. It is a hybrid complex, of the type "amphitheater with stage" or "amphitheater-theater", comprising both a stage for theatrical performances and an arena for the gladiator fights and other games of the amphitheater .

Of course, is no longer a competitive or performing venues, but the Parisian people go to the square for leisure, and very few tourists discover this.

Address: 49 Rue Monge, 75005 Paris


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 7} Jardin des Plantes[Paris Botanical Garden]

The Jardin des Plantes  is the main botanical garden in France. It is one of seven departments of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle.


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The grounds of the Jardin des Plantes includes four galleries of the Muséum: the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution, the Mineralogy Museum, the Paleontology Museum and the Entomology Museum. In addition to the gardens there is also a small zoo, Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes, founded in 1795 by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre from animals of the royal menagerie at Versailles.

Address: 2 Rue Buffon, 75005 Paris


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 8}  Grande Mosquée de Paris - Grand Mosque of Paris


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The Grande Mosquée de Paris (commonly known as The Paris Mosque or The Great Mosque of Paris in English), is located in the 5th arrondissement and is one of the largest mosques in France.


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You can visit their  exotic restaurant  and try their infamous  mint tea coupled with  some sweet little desserts.

Address: 2 bis Place du Puits de l'Ermite




 9}  Pharmacie Monge

At last stop we return to the the Monge market,  to one of the cheapest  pharmacy and drug store in Paris, and this time you can shop with a tax rebate of 15% with the link below. Christmas just came early with O'Bon Paris.

Download the link https: //www.obonparis.com/en/coupon/coupon-at-monge ...

Address: 74 Rue Monge, 75005 Paris

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Au revoir!