Musée National du Moyen Âge
The National Museum of the Middle Ages holds a series of sublime treasures, from medieval statuary, stained glass and objets d'art to...
The crème de la crème of academia flock to this distinguished university, one of the world’s most famous. Today, ‘La Sorbonne’ embraces...
Chapelle de la Sorbonne
The university’s distinctive domed church was built between 1635 and 1642. The remains of Cardinal Richelieu (1585–1642) lie in a tomb...
This is one of the most popular of the many Latin Quarter cinemas, featuring classics and retrospectives looking at the films of such...
A meal at this quintessentially Parisian crèmerie-restaurant is like a trip to Victor Hugo’s Paris: the restaurant and its décor date...
3 rue Racine, 6e · interesting places nearby
Bouillon Racine information
Inconspicuously situated in a quiet street, this heritage-listed 1906 art-nouveau ‘soup kitchen’, with mirrored walls, floral motifs and ceramic tiling, was built in 1906 to feed market workers. Despite the magnificent interior, the food – inspired by age-old recipes – is by no means an afterthought.
Superbly executed dishes include stuffed, spit-roasted suckling pig, pork shank in Rodenbach red beer, and scallops and shrimps with lobster coulis. Finish off your foray into gastronomic history with an old-fashioned sherbet.