Introduction Latin Quarter
The centre of academic life, Latin Quarter is an area in the 5th arrondissement of Paris and centres on the banks of the river Seine around Sorbonne. The area is full of interesting student hangouts, museums, churches, mosques and gardens. Latin Quarter derived its name from the fact that Latin used to be the most widely spoken language with students from all across Europe comingthere. The area today is full of cheerful and affordable cafes, bars and numerous shops. If you are a film buff, there are small cinema revival houses showing old American films.
Whether you like to soak in the history and culture of a place or love sipping coffee and lazing, Latin Quarter offers something for all kinds of travellers.