The Latin Quarter, named for the Sorbonne students who used to practice their Latin in the cafés, has remained a vibrant community thanks largely to the thousands of French and international students who live, work, and play here.
Streets are lined with an abundance of bookstores and affordable cafés featuring every kind of cuisine imaginable, as well as a glut of souvenir shops and overpriced restaurants, due to the neighborhood’s proximity to the Notre Dame Cathedral and its many visitors.
By night the tourist crowd thins out and the vibe turns young and lively, especially along Rue de la Huchette, whose bars and pubs – most housed in tiny medieval stone buildings – have been serving Latin Quarter residents and students since the 1600s.
Less exclusive and less expensive than most other neighborhoods in Paris, the Latin Quarter remains a hotspot with boisterous students and a young creative population.
Party Earth Review Patrons take a step back in time at Le 10 Bar, an old Parisian haunt where the decision to order is always simple: sangria…or sangria. Sure, there’s other stuff on the menu, and manly ... more
10 Rue de l'Odéon
Party Earth Review Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Left Bank, Bistrot des Artistes is an informal and relaxed bar ideal for those looking to unwind with friends on a cold Parisian night. Although ... more
6 Rue des Anglais
Party Earth Review Named for the 5th Arrondissement, The Fifth Bar is a tiny Irish pub that offers a little bit of everything to its primarily English-speaking patrons. The epitome of a dive, the bar ... more
62 Rue Mouffetard
Party Earth Review Something of an institution for American study-abroad students in Paris, Le Violon Dingue (The Mad Violin) is an energetic bar decorated entirely in US sports memorabilia that does ... more
46 Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève
Party Earth Review The Latin Quarter around Blvd. Saint-Michel is named after the students of the Sorbonne who have populated the area since the thirteenth century, in the days when they spoke the scholarly ... more
Blvd. Saint-Michel and Environs
Reviewed by Amanda D.
"My Take: Located in a 12th century Gothic cellar, La Pomme d’Eve is the only South African pub in France and the ultimate watering hole for sports fa ..." more
1 Rue Laplace
Party Earth Review With its three floors of drinking space and a staff that speaks numerous languages, The Long Hop is often considered to be Paris’ international student drinking headquarters. Passing ... more
25 Rue Frédéric Sauton
Reviewed by Eva D.
"The drinks are very unexpensive for a bar located in the Latin Quarter (6€ during the happy hour) and you get to chose over 360 cocktails. They aren't ..." more
6 rue Royer Collard
Party Earth Review The stylish Latin Corner Café, with its heavy techno beat and flashing lights, has a distinct lounge feel even by day. Warm sun-kissed colors and a sand-covered bar front create a beach ... more
27 Rue de la Huchette