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“Burn some shoe leather”
Review of Latin Quarter

Latin Quarter
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Bohemian Paris: Latin Quarter Walking Tour
Ranked #71 of 1,599 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 December 2013

You can get stuck on a treadmill in Paris, trying to cram in all the major (and minor) sights, especially if you're being driven along by the Paris Museum Pass. The pass is highly recommended, just don't let it ace you out of enjoying some of Paris's delightful, historic neighborhoods. The Latin Quarter is one of the best places to stop the treadmill for a while and just walk on some charming city streets. There are shops, restaurants, old churches, etc. Just stroll along and take it all in. We spent a full day taking Rick Steves's guided walk of the central city that combines I'le de la Cite, I'le Saint Louis and the Latin Quarter. We had already been to the major attractions in the area (Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle), so we were free just walk along slowly and look at what the Quarter has to offer. When you go to Paris, you need to set aside some time to stroll. The Latin Quarter is a great place to do it.

3  Thank OtherMountainDude
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

There's so much to do and see in Paris. However, the Latin Quarter should be at the top of the list. Italian food is excellent here and inexpensive as well as Italian clothing at a lower prices compared to any Paris department store. The small shops have Italian clothing no other department stores carry. Also the shops stay open longer than department stores. This is where local Parisians shop, especially on Sundays.

5  Thank Hawaiian555
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Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

Nice neighborhood which has some stores, the nice Boulevard St. Germain and many restraints as well as nightlife at weekends like bars and pubs, also discos. Good Metro connections.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is the real Paris as it was 100 years ago with the excitement of multi cultures blending into excellent food and entertainment or the pleasure of people watching from a cafe with a glass of wine.
It is a wonderful place to paint and even greater to walk and walk. I Love Paris and the Latin Quarter is a great part of it.

2  Thank SCTomas
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

I don't think it is a nice area. It's overcrowded, noisy and with lots of greek and merguez restaurants trying to attract tourists. Even if they are cheaper, I shouldn't advice you to book a hotel in this place. You will not be near the major attractions and you will waste your time in the metro.

3  Thank teito13
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