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Top Choice Books in Latin Quarter

Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare's enchanting nooks and crannies overflow with new and secondhand English-language books. The original shop (12 rue l’Odéon, 6e; closed by the Nazis in 1941) was run by Sylvia Beach and became the meeting…
Top Choice Mausoleum in Latin Quarter

Panthéon

The Panthéon's stately neoclassical dome is a Parisian skyline icon and its vast interior is an architectural masterpiece: originally an abbey church dedicated to Ste Geneviève and now a mausoleum, it has served sin…
Top Choice Food in Latin Quarter

Le Bonbon au Palais

Kids and kids-at-heart will adore this sugar-fuelled tour de France. The school-geography-themed boutique stocks rainbows of artisan sweets from around the country. Old-fashioned glass jars brim with treats like cal…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Latin Quarter

Restaurant AT

Trained by some of the biggest names in gastronomy (Pierre Gagnaire included), chef Atsushi Tanaka showcases abstract artlike masterpieces incorporating rare ingredients (charred bamboo, kohlrabi turnip cabbage, jun…
Top Choice Museum in Latin Quarter

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…
Top Choice Cafe in Latin Quarter

Shakespeare & Company Café

Instant history was made when this literary-inspired cafe opened in 2015 adjacent to magical bookshop Shakespeare & Company, designed from long-lost sketches to fulfil a dream of late bookshop founder George Whi…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Latin Quarter

La Bête Noire

Funky music and a small, fashionably minimalist interior with open kitchen ensure bags of soul at this off-the-radar 'cantine gastronomique', showcase for the sensational home cooking of passionate chef-owner Maria.…
Top Choice Hawaiian in Latin Quarter

OnoPoké

Head here for creative beans, grains, pulses and veg topped with raw or smoked fish (tuna, salmon, white fish) and your chosen sprinkling of fried onions, chilli, sunflower seeds or wasabi-laced sesame seeds. Always…
Top Choice Cafe in Latin Quarter

Nuage

One of a crop of co-working cafes to mushroom in Paris, Nuage (Cloud) lures a loyal following of nomadic digital creatives with its cosy, home-like spaces in an old church (and subsequent school where Cyrano de Berg…
Top Choice Cafe in Latin Quarter

Café de la Nouvelle Mairie

Shhhh…just around the corner from the Panthéon but hidden away on a small, fountained square, this hybrid cafe-restaurant and wine bar is a tip-top neighbourhood secret, serving natural wines by the glass and delici…