For a long time, the Latin Quarter had a bad reputation. Today, things are much more polite but the student presence remains very important. Key institutions in Paris are actually located there, such as the Sorbonne, rue de la Sorbonne, the Jussieu Campus, Jussieu Square, the College de France, rue Saint-Jacques, the Ecole Normale Supérieure, rue d'Ulm, or the National School of Chemistry of Paris, rue Pierre and Marie Curie. Many related activities have therefore developed in the neighborhood: libraries, such as the famous Library Sainte-Geneviève, Place du Pantheon, university publishing houses, such as the PUF, Place de la Sorbonne, and specialized bookstores, such as the Gibert bookstore , boulevard Saint-Michel, must for all students. However, residents of the 5th like to remind that their neighborhood is not limited to this. They will tell you about the Great Mosque of Paris and its tea room with a thousand wonders, Place du Puits de l'Ermite, Jardin des Plantes and its magnificent Gallery of Evolution recently renovated rue Cuvier, or its outdoor sports shops, rue des Ecoles, known to all camping and hiking enthusiasts, much older than the big current brands.
Student quarter, historic district, the 5th is also a district full of charms with its tortuous lanes and its passages but also its broad avenues. A neighborhood that always has surprises, even to its oldest inhabitants.