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Latin Quarter

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
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Address: | Left Bank of the Seine, Paris, France
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

This famous Left Bank neighborhood, so named because the numerous...

This famous Left Bank neighborhood, so named because the numerous university students in the area spoke only Latin to their professors until the French Revolution, preserves an authentic Parisian atmosphere of old.

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Great history

Name is kinda misleading! :) Good to go with a guide that can explain details in the architecture. Lots to see!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Name is kinda misleading! :) Good to go with a guide that can explain details in the architecture. Lots to see!

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London, United Kingdom
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Paris is so beautiful that I would not recommend to tourists to come here unless you already seen everything else.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Latin Quarter is an area not to be missed during your visit to Paris. It is very historical and interesting. Stroll around the area including the cobblestone streets and visit the Mouffetard Market. There are many cafes and other types of eateries here. It also is an excellent area to stay for your vacation. As with many other Paris... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Surprises abound in this busy yet safe area. Many spaces to eat and shop and take in the sights including marvelous architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

lots of cool little places and restaurants to check out. I enjoyed the restaurants in this area. I didn't get to see a lot of it because my trip was short but I would definitely go again to see more.

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Streets near river Seine are really too commercial. Walk up St Geneviève hill and you will find the most affordable and excellent restaurants: Rue Mouffetard and Place de la Contrescarpe are my favorite. It was already the case for Hemingway, almost a century ago. For a picnic, the park by the Arènes de Lutèce is the best spot.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose our hotel near the Latin quarter and it was the best decision we made. Such an interesting vibrant area. Wonderful to walk through and enjoy the cobblestone streets and shops. A must see when visiting Paris

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to so many sites. All the charm of Paris with cafes, shops, museums, all within a short walk. Great experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here at a different restaurant every night in Paris. There is such a variety of types of restaurants including traditional French, Italian, Mexican, Asian, Middle Eastern, etc. It is quite safe and everything is lit up with colourful neons, giving it a nice holiday ambiance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found on the south bank between Notre Dame and the Luxemburg Gardens. Antique shops to peruse, old book shops plus cafes and gardens make this a great day out.

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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