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The Left Bank of the River Seine in Paris is traditionally the Latin Quarter (university district), filled with students, professors, bookshops & cheap restaurants.

 
 

 

As you cruise downstream on the River Seine through Paris, the Left Bank (south) of the river in the center of Paris is traditionally the lower-rent district.

The Sorbonne and other colleges, university buildings and institutes are here, along with student housing, cafés, clubs and shops along the boulevard Saint-Germain, around the Église de Saint-Germain des Prés, and near Place Saint-Michel.

But so are lots of middle-class apartment buildings.

Perhaps the most obvious landmark for the Left Bank and Latin Quarter is the great dome of the Panthéon, rising above the buildings of the Sorbonne.

Pantheon, Paris, France
Le Panthéon, Paris.


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