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 trip builder site to plot your vacation.
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  • Nice hotel, excellent service, very friendly staff, spacious and comfortable room. The kitchen is terrific in the à la carte restaurant, but breakfast can do better.
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  • The most important place of 5 Arrondissement is the Latin quarter, the oldest of the city founded by the Romans, with restaurants of all ethnicities, with its souvenir shops, often thrilling, not with the Church of St Severin and fountain St Michel. During this visit will still be appropriate to splurge even adjacent district (4°) and take the opportunity to see the Seine and Notre Dame Cathedral. Accessible by Metro, deserves all the time that we can devote!
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  • Very lively neighborhood. Typical pariennne architecture. Bar, restaurant, little or no car! Cool couple, between friends and even family.
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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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