You never know just what you'll stumble across when exploring Paris neighborhoods
take a walk!
Explore Medieval Paris at the Cluny museum
Visit La sorbonne university
See a show at the lucernaire, urban art center
stroll through the luxembourg gardens
lounge in a world famous bookshop - shakespeare & co.
grab some french food at the market
For your classic outdoor French food market, Maubert Market is the place to go. Skip over the fancy restaurants and live like a Parisian for this meal, even bring your wares over to the Luxembourg gardens for a picnic! This charismatic food market has over 45 booths to choose from making sure that everyone in your party is satisfied. It is opened on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday until mid afternoon, so plan accordingly!
Rain or shine, you can always head inside to the covered market at Saint Germain. On the Parisian map since the 1700s, this chic covered market has been completely redone as part of a new neighborhood project and frequented by the locals of the Saint Germain neighborhood. In addition to delicious food stands, you'll find a selection of restaurant options, in addition to some boutiques, a community center, underground parking, even a public pool!
for a bit of tranquility, and history, visit one of the latin quarter churches
Saint Germain des Près Church - few realise that right around the corner from the Notre Dame, in the outskirts of the medieval Paris Latin Quarter, lies one of the oldest churches in Paris. Far outdating NOtre Dame, the Saint Germain de Près abbey dates back to the 6th century, under the reign of one of the very first kings of France. It's of course had a few restorations over the years, but still holds its secret early Parisian charm.
Saint Sulpice - a more modern option for your Latin Quarter visit, dating from the 19th century that is, would be this lovely location and its beautiful fountain just outside.
Saint Etienne du Mont - at the steps of the Pantheon, this smaller but all-the-more charming edifice holds a special secret, the church houses remnants of Saint Genevieve herself, deemed the savoir saint of Paris after having supposedly saved the city through prayer from an attack by the Huns. Paris blogger extraordinaire Vanessa Grall explains more about this unique address to visit in the Latin Quarter.
you never know what you'll find on exhibit at the fondation edf
Stop for a (tiny) bite at the smallest bakery in paris
Address: 1 rue du Four, 75006 Paris
Chez Georges, A truly parisian bistrot & bar
Address: 11 rue des cannettes, 75006 Paris
a chic wine bar, COmpagnie des vins surnaturels
Address: 7 rue Lobineau, 75006 Paris
- Did we miss any hidden spots in the Paris Latin Quarter? Leave us a comment!
- Read our Paris Montparnasse neighborhood guide, and we'll be adding more neighborhood guides to this series, to give you a taste of each unique corner of Paris
- Want to get a head start and book your Latin Quarter theatre night?