5th arrondissement

The 5th Arrondissement of Paris is one of the best known of the city's central districts, located on the Left Bank of the river Seine. Also commonly known as the "Latin Quarter" because the first great Parisian university, the Sorbonne, was founded here and Latin was the language the medieval period students used once to speak.

Notable Places in the Area

Church
, referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the in the . Photo: P e z i, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tourist attraction
The (French, from the Classical Greek word πάνθειον, pántheion, is a monument in the 5th arrondissement of , France. Photo: Moonik, CC BY-SA 3.0.

University
The is a building in the Latin Quarter of Paris which from 1253 on housed the College of , part of one of the first universities in the world, later renamed University of Paris and commonly known as "the Sorbonne". Photo: Mbzt, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Park
The Jardin du Luxembourg, also known in English as the , is located in the of , . Photo: Kirua, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

As with itself, the is hard to write about without using superlatives. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

The in travellers' terms generally refers to the "Left Bank" of the River Seine in the capital city of . Photo: Guilhem Vellut, CC BY 2.0.

The 4th is a good chunk of what used to be medieval Paris, and you'll find a lot left from that time on both islands and in the narrow streets of the lower Marais. Photo: Björn Söderqvist, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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