The Latin Quarter
& the left bank
Stay in the heart
of a historic district of Paris
The Latin Quarter is one of the most famous districts of Paris, and also one of the oldest. Organised around the Sorbonne University, it owes its name to the Latin language that was once in common use among the faculty and students of the university colleges that were established there in the Middle Ages.
The Latin Quarter has retained many traces of this erudite past and remains today the academic and intellectual heart of the capital. It houses a large concentration of libraries, and teaching and medical establishments such as the Sorbonne University, the École Normale Supérieure, the Henry IV and Louis Legrand secondary schools, and the Val de Grâce and Pitie-Salpetriere hospitals.
You can also discover two spectacular sites dating from the Gallo-Roman period (the Arènes de Lutèce amphitheatre and the Thermes Romains baths), many churches, famous theatres (Théâtre de l'Odéon, Cabaret du Paradis Latin), and some of the most important and iconic monuments of Paris (Panthéon, Palais du Luxembourg, Hôtel de Cluny - National Museum of the Middle Ages, etc.)
The Hotel Monge
is the ideal starting point for :
- Strolling along some of the oldest streets of Paris, such as the Rue Mouffetard and Place de la Contrescarpe;
- Visiting on foot the Latin Quarter, the nearby Panthéon and the Sorbonne;
- Walking to Saint-Germain-des-Prés and then crossing a bridge to the Île de la Cité and its world-famous Notre-Dame Cathedral;
- Relaxing in the Jardin des Plantes or the Jardin du Luxembourg.
Finally, our hotel is also convenient for crossing the Seine to explore the Right Bank, its museums, its Palaces and its department stores.
Walks to discover
in the vicinity of the Hotel
THE HOTEL MONGE enjoys a privileged location that is ideal if you want to stroll in the oldest streets of Paris. Numerous walks await you in the immediate vicinity of the hotel:
- Less than 200 metres away: the Latin Quarter, the Arènes de Lutèce, the Rue Mouffetard, the Place de la Contrescarpe, the Jardin des Plantes, the Panthéon...
- Less than 600 metres away: the Sorbonne, the Jardin du Luxembourg, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Île de la Cité, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Île Saint-Louis...
- On the other side of the Seine: the Right Bank, the department stores, the Hôtel de Ville, the Place des Vosges, the Marais district, the Pompidou Centre, the Louvre Museum, the Jardin des Tuileries, the Palais Royal...