- By Kevin
- On Jan 16, 2018
- Travel Tips
With permanent and temporary exhibition spaces organized by target age group,the museum explores topics as varied as physics,geography,geometry,media and technology,space exploration,engineering and amazing inventions,and human anatomy.And we talk about the packages to Paris,most famous places you must visit during your Paris vacation in this guides.
For several hundred years,the students that flocked to this quarter spoke Latin in their classes at the Sorbonne(founded in the 13th c.).Today students still abound around the Sorbonne,and even though classes are taught in French,the name stuck.Intellectual pursuits aside,this youth-filled neighborhood is a lively one,with lots of cinemas and cafes.History is readily visible here,dating back to the Roman occupation:The rue St-Jacques and boulevard Saint-Michel mark the former Roman cardo,and you can explore the remains of the Roman baths at the Cluny Museum.
St-Germain-des-Prés and Luxembourg(6e)
In the 20th century,the St-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood became associated with writers like Jean-Paul Sartre,Simone de Beauvoir,Albert Camus,and the rest of the intellectual bohemian crowd that gathered at Caféde Flore or Les Deux Magots.But back in the 6th century,a mighty abbey was founded here that ruled over a big chunk of the left bank for almost 1,000 years.The French Revolution put a stop to that,and most of the original buildings were pulled down.You can still find remains of both epochs in this neighborhood,notably at the 10th-century church St-Germain-des-Prés and the surviving bookstores and publishing houses that surround it.After your tour,relax at the delightful and nearby Jardin du Luxembourg.