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The Hotel Delavigne in Paris

Close to the Latin Quarter


Located on the left bank of the Seine in the centre of Paris (5th and 6th arrondissements) and right by our hotel, the Latin Quarter is the capital’s historic university district. Here is where you’ll find the oldest schools and universities like the Sorbonne, Sciences Po, the École des Beaux-Arts, the École Normale Supérieure and Henri IV.


The Latin Quarter is one the most iconic areas of Paris. Moreover, it is home to numerous historical remnants of the capital, as it was here under Julius Caesar that Lutetia (or Lutèce in French), the Gallo-Roman predecessor to Paris, was founded. Gather on the favourable meeting place of Boulevard Saint Michel and discover this friendly neighbourhood, the liveliest in Paris. Bistros, cafés, restaurants, bookshops (such as the famous Shakespeare and Company) and cinemas dot the picturesque streets and squares such as Rue Mouffetard, one of the oldest streets in Paris, and the Place de la Contrescarpe.

There are dozens of tourist sites, including the Arènes de Lutèce, the Panthéon (resting place of the most iconic figures in French history), the Sorbonne, the Musée de Cluny (the National Museum of the Middle Ages) and the Théâtre de l’Odéon, not to mention famous cabarets like the Paradis Latin and the Caveau de la Huchette, which jazz fans should not miss.

A stone’s throw away, you’ll find the Île de la Cité and Notre-Dame Cathedral (the most visited monument in Paris), as well as the Île Saint Louis and the Maison Berthillon, where you can try the best ice cream in all Paris.