5th Arrondissement, Paris

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Located on the left bank of the Seine, 5th Arrondissement is one of the oldest districts in Paris, dating back to the Gallo-Roman era. Traces of the area's ancient past are evident in several archaeological remains, such as Roman baths and amphitheaters. Since the medieval times, the district has been known for its Quartier Latin--the area around Sorbonne dominated by higher education institutions. Bookworms should visit Shakespeare and Co., one of the more iconic bookstores in the city. Other interesting sites include Pantheon, Grande Mosquee of Paris, and a museum dedicated to Pierre and Marie Curie. A visit to 5th Arrondissement represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paris tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • July 27, 2017
    Very lively neighborhood. Typical pariennne architecture. Bar, restaurant, little or no car! Cool couple, between friends and even family.
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  • July 18, 2017
    This where the famous Pantheon with its beautiful architectural design showing off the Corinthian order of columns can be found. Also the place where there are a lot of universities. Old school buildi...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    Wonderful part of the city! This is where we always prefer to live while in Paris. You can even get a look at the Eiffel tower from a distance if you know where to go. Lots of good places to eat or ha...  more »

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Each of the city’s 20 arrondissements, or districts, has a personality all its own. If you prefer high-end accommodations and to be in the middle of the action, look for lodging in the 1st through the 4th arrondissements. For more affordable lodging and access to major metro lines, try the 12th. The Oberkampf area of the 11th arrondissement has an edgier, more hip vibe. For easy access to tourist sites,  the 16th is within a stone’s throw of the Arc de Triomph and the Eiffel Tower, and the 17th is within walking distance to the Champs-Elysées. Avoid the 18th, 19th, and 20th, because these can be dangerous, especially if you’re not familiar with the city.
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