3 Must-Visit Tourist Attractions in Latin Quarter in Paris

Paris Sightseeing Tours

Paris Tourist Attractions

Latin Quarter situated in between 5th and 6th arrondissements of Paris gets its bohemian charm from the cafes, bookshops, and other attractions lined up along the cobblestone streets. Most of the nooks and corners of Latin Quarter are a maze of winding paths, alleys, and quaint hidden squares.

Apart from the Boulevard Saint-Michel, this Parisian quarter retains its Medieval Period charm. Try wandering off into any of pedestrian lanes when on Paris sightseeing tours to experience the beauty of Latin Quarter firsthand. In addition, consider adding the three tourist attractions listed below to make the day out in the capital city even more enjoyable.

Panthéon

This mausoleum in the Parisian area situated amidst 5th and 6th districts is home to tombstones of some of the prominent French citizens. The entire space of the building is dedicated to commemorating the great accomplishments of French people to have had a great influence on the citizens.

Its façade comprises of several Corinthian columns, and above it has an inscription that means, “To Great Men, Their Country is Grateful.” The main attraction in the mausoleum is the replica of a pendulum named after French physicist, Léon Foucault, which was conceived to demonstrate the rotation of the earth.

Grande Mosquée de Paris

This is one of the biggest mosques not only in Paris, but also in all of France. It is situated just a stone’s throw away from the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle also known as Museum of Natural History. The adobe of the mosque built during the 1920’s in Hispanic and Moorish architectural styles is a sight to behold. Its prayer hall has stunning carpets and hammam resembles North African bathrooms titled in decorative mosaic.

Musée National Eugène Delacroix

This museum in the City of Lights celebrates the artworks of French artist, and forever-romanticist, Eugène Delacroix. The collections of the museum chronicle parts of the career of the Romantic painter and throws light on the themes he depicted on canvas alongside his artistic influences.

The museum displays the artworks Delacroix painted while in transit to Morocco during the 19th Century. His world-famous work, ‘Liberty Leading People’, has graced the French currency and featured on the album cover of Coldplay band that included their famous song ‘Viva la Vida’. However, most of the masterpiece of Delacroix is home to Musée du Louvre in the 1st arrondissement.