A different side of Paris | The Latin Quarter

Posted by on September 6, 2014

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Have you ever been in Paris? If the answer to this question is yes, let’s see how you can visit something different, the Latin Quarter of Paris. This is certainly one of the most fascinating places of the French capital. Only here can you feel its special atmosphere, made ​​up of streets crowded with pedestrians and students and you will definitely love the scent of history and art you get by visiting it. Any recommended place of the Latin Quarter of Paris has a different and exciting look. Enjoy every stage and so discover new places of the French capital.

Latin Quarter

Latin Quarter

The first recommendation is to head to the Quai Montebello, where you can admire the pseudoacacia that grows there that is the oldest tree in Paris. There you can find the church of St. Julien-le-Pauvre of the thirteenth century. If you happen to be there at night in these parts, and you should, I strongly urge you to spend the evening at the famous jazz club Caveau de la Huchette.

St. Julien le Pauvre

St. Julien le Pauvre

Head to the Boulevard St. Michel, where you can admire the remains of the Roman Baths. Aftert that, walk on Rue de la Montagne St. Genevieve, the patron saint of the city, and up the hill. This road is part of the Roman road that once connected Paris to Italy.

Boulevard St.Michel

Boulevard St.Michel

Do not miss the nearby lovely church of St. Etienne-du-Mont. Here you can, in fact, see the intricately carved partition of the sixteenth century, to the side of which is a spiral staircase. Since you are already there, you should see Pantheon, the burial place of many artists and French luminaries.

The Pantheon

The Pantheon

Another place to visit is Jardin du Luxembourg, the park that dates back to the seventeenth century, which has avenues where you can pleasantly walk on. There, you can also admire the Palais du Luxembourg.

Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

These are some of the best places you can visit in the Latin Quarter in Paris and live a truly unique experience. Making a trip to Paris has much more to show than the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre. The Latin Quarter is an alternative place to visit and discover new colors and cultures, in addition to the great architectural marvels and energetic people who always flock to it.

Latin Quarter’s photos by: Steven Bellegeer, Simon K, Iwh 50,bcallc6213, Gabriel Sperandio

For more on Paris check: Discover France away from Paris, A different Paris

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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