Attractions

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Panthéon

The Panthéon's stately neoclassical dome is an icon of the Parisian skyline. Its vast interior is an architectural masterpiece: originally an abbey church dedicated to Ste Geneviève and now a mausoleum, it has serve…
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Institut du Monde Arabe

The Arab World Institute was jointly founded by France and 18 Middle Eastern and North African nations in 1980, with the aim of promoting cross-cultural dialogue. It hosts temporary exhibitions and a fascinating mus…
Museum in Latin Quarter

Musée National du Moyen Âge

Undergoing renovation until late 2020, the National Museum of the Middle Ages is considered one of Paris' top small museums. It showcases a series of sublime treasures, from medieval statuary, stained glass and obje…
Mosque in Latin Quarter

Mosquée de Paris

Paris’ central mosque, with a striking 26m-high minaret, was completed in 1926 in an ornate art deco Moorish style. You can visit the interior to admire the intricate tile work and calligraphy. A separate entrance l…
Museum in Latin Quarter

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle

Despite the name, the National Museum of Natural History is not a single building, but a collection of sites throughout France. Its historic home is in the Jardin des Plantes, and it's here that you'll find the grea…
Park in Latin Quarter

Jardin des Plantes

Founded in 1626 as a medicinal herb garden for Louis XIII, Paris’ 24-hectare botanic gardens – visually defined by the double alley of plane trees that runs the length of the park – are an idyllic spot to stroll aro…
Church in Latin Quarter

Église St-Étienne du Mont

The Church of Mount St Stephen, built between 1492 and 1655, contains Paris’ only surviving rood screen (1521–45), separating the chancel from the nave; the others were removed during the late Renaissance because th…
Museum in Latin Quarter

Grande Galerie de l’Évolution

The highlight of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle for kids is the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution, with imaginative exhibits on evolution and humankind’s effect on the global ecosystem. Rare specimens of endan…
Church in Latin Quarter

Abbaye Royale du Val-de-Grâce

One of the city's grandest remnants of pre-Revolution Paris, Chapelle de la Val-de-Grâce was built in 1645 to celebrate the birth of Anne of Austria and King Louis XIII's first son after 23 years of childless marria…
Park in Latin Quarter

Square René Viviani

Opened in 1928 on the site of the former graveyard of adjoining church Église St-Julien le Pauvre, this picturesque little park is home to the oldest tree in Paris. The black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) was plante…