The area owes its name to the students of the Sorbonne who studied Latin from Renaissance times onwards. Saint-Germain has always been the meeting place for the artists and writers of the Left Bank. Today, the Latin Quarter, part of Left Bank, is home to the most prestigious secondary schools, universities and grandes écoles in France.
Several cafés and restaurants, such as Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots, formed their own literary circle.
In the Latin Quarter, the romantic and historical heart of Paris, you can visit famous monuments such as the Panthéon, the Sorbonne, the Palais du Luxembourg and its garden, the church of Saint Sulpice and the Théâtre de l'Odéon. You can also lose yourself in the multitude of little streets and enjoy Paris' cultural life by discovering the numerous art galleries, specialised bookshops, theatres and famous cafés that are to be found there.