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Arrondissement 5, where to go first

The arrondissement 5 of Paris is on the left of the Seine. What you might already know about it is the Latin Quarter. This is because it is one of the most lively areas of the city!

The fifth arrondissement of the city is interesting because of its history too. Arrondissement 5 is the most ancient in the city. 

Romans lived in Arrondissement 5 in I century b.C.!

This arrondissement is perfect for those who love culture but enjoy lively districts! In these areas, you will see lots of journalists, students, and writers. Traditionally, it is an arrondissement that attracts lots of intellectuals. Among the attractions and landmarks, these districts stand out the Sorbonne University and the Natural History Museum.

If you like to take a break from the big city walking in a big beautiful park, just go to Jardin des Plantes instead.

And if you are afraid to get lost, remember that the districts of arrondissement 5 are Saint-Victor, Jardin-des-Plantes, Val-de-Grace, Sorbonne.

Arrondissement 5, Latin Quarter and metro stations

One of the main attractions of arrondissement 5 is the Latin quarter. This district is included both in arrondissement 4 and 5. It is famous because of the Romans ruins. Plus, there you can visit the Panthéon too. It is a big monument dedicated to the most important French personalities, such as Victor Hugo, Zola, and Rousseau.

In arrondissement 5 you can visit enchanting churches too. Just note down Val-de-Grace and St. Etienne-du-Mont. You won’t regret it!

To orientate yourself in arrondissement V, remember that the metro stations that are in this area are the following 8. Cardinal Lemoine, Censier – Daubenton, Cluny – La Sorbonne, Gare d’Austerlitz, Jussieu, Maubert – Mutualité, Place Monge, Saint-Michel. If you want to know more about transports in Paris, check out the transports page!

Arrondissement 5, the market in Rue Mouffetard

One of the thing that I love the most to do in arrondissement 5 is going to the market.

If you go to Rue Mouffetard, you will find a huge open market where you can buy lots of Parisian objects. You can go there after visiting the Pantheon or the Jardin des Plantes.

Do you prefer any other market in Paris? I’m so undecided but I think Rue Mouffetard is one of my favorites!

Category: Arrondissements