A different trip to the latin quarter of Paris

Paris is a wonderful, huge city appreciated by millions of tourists each year for its romantic atmosphere and variety of places to see and discover. Fortunately, despite the French metropolis being one of the most expensive cities in the world, there are various offers available for cheap flights. The Latin Quarter may seem contrary to its name. It is distinguished by its exotic atmosphere full of Brazilian, Spanish and Portoguese eateries, having in mind that the only exotic elements are constituted by the Institute of the Arab World and restaurants that sell kebab.

Paris

Paris

The Latin Quarter is notable for the rather distinctly French atmosphere, but it is very lively thanks to places and cafes that are open day and night all year overflowing with professors and students. Here are the most important things to see in this part of Paris:

The Sorbonne

It’s been known for centuries as the most prestigious university in the world. Here students keep the neighborhood alive at all hours of day and night in many pubs, bars and brasseries present at every corner.

The Sorbonne

The Sorbonne

The Cluny Museum

Also known as the National Museum of the Middle Ages. It is renowned for its Gothic architecture which houses one of the largest collections of medieval art in the world. The museum houses textiles, furniture, accessories and beautiful series of medieval tapestries in the Streets Seigneuriale telling moments of the life of a medieval nobleman. In particular it presents the six tapestries of the Lady with the Unicorn: The Lady in the first five experiments with her five senses. The sixth is enigmatic as it depicts the front of the motto “To my only desire.”

 Cluny Museum

Cluny Museum

The Church of Saint Etienne du Mont

This religious place is known as one of the most beautiful churches in Paris and although they boast about the long lines of Notre Dame, this one is worth visiting for the Gothic and Renaissance elements that distinguish it as the grandstand. The roof has finely carved white marble crosses from side to side and is accessed by two staircases of side pierced stone. There are several beautiful stained glass windows over the graves of Blaise Pascal, Racine, and of St. Genevieve the patron saint of Paris.

The Church of Saint Etienne du Mont

The Church of Saint Etienne du Mont

The Church of St Severin

It was built in honor of a hermit who lived in these parts in the sixth century and is known as one of the most beautiful Churches in Paris. It is also the only one built with a flamboyant Gothic style. The two walkers supported by columns in the shape of palm trees and beautiful stained glass make this church unique in Paris

The Church of St Severin

The Church of St Severin

 

Photo 1: go2bob, Photo 2: Checco, Photo 3: knittel gal, Photo 4: sacred-destinations, Photo 5:Aidan McRae Thomson

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