The Latin quarter of Paris (Quartier Latin) is an area on the left bank of the Seine river in the 5th district (arrondissement) and parts of the 6th district (arrondissement) of Paris. It is limited by Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Jardin des Plantes, the Seine river and the Boulevard du Port Royal.
The name derives from the Latin language, which was widely spoken in the Middle Ages in and around the University.
The Latin quarter has many students due to the fact it houses various colleges, high schools and universities such as Pantheon-Sorbonne and Jussieu campus universities, Louis-le-Grand, Henri-IV, Saint-Louis, Montaigne, Ecole des Mines, Ecole Nationale Superieure, Ecole des Beaux Arts,...
The Paris Sorbonne University and Luxembourg garden where studiant enjoy sunny days are the heart of the Latin quarter.
On the north side, up to the Seine, the Latin quarter becomes more touristic. Some small streets sometimes pedestrian start from the fountain and place Saint-Michel and offer pubs and restaurants. Here stands also the Caveau de La Huchette, a famous Jazz club in Paris.
From this area, you can also enjoy an extraordinary view on the Ile de la Cite and Notre-Dame cathedral.