The Latin Quarter


A must-see tour of the Left Bank

The Latin Quarter owes its name to the medieval period, during which teaching in schools and universities was in Latin. This emblematic district of Paris has always been appreciated by artists and writers and there are many bookshops.


It is in this district that you will find the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Musée National du Moyen-Âge, the Sorbonne and above all the Panthéon, where the great personalities of French history are buried.


The Latin Quarter is about 2 km from the Place des Alpes hotel and is easily accessible by public transport. 


The place d'italie

The Haussmannian beauty

This square, built in 1860 during the great works of Baron Haussmann, is the vibrant heart of the 13th arrondissement.

The Luxembourg garden

A green paradise

This garden invites Parisians and visitors to take a break between its orchard, its orchid greenhouses, its geometric forest and its rose garden. It has a French and an English section.

Accor Hotel Arena

Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy

This vast multi-purpose hall in the Bercy district is a must-see. With a capacity of 20,300 seats, it hosts the biggest concerts.

François Mitterand Library

National Library of France

With its four towers in the shape of an open book, the François Mitterrand Library is easily recognisable. Discover the books available, the reading rooms and the cultural programme.

the plant garden

Nature and culture

This 2.5 hectare French garden is a must for a stroll. It also houses the Evolution, Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy galleries, the menagerie and the large greenhouses.

butte aux cailles district

A village in Paris

Small cobbled streets, green gardens and a peaceful atmosphere... The Butte-aux-Cailles district, perched on an ancient hill, has a village feel. It is also the ideal place to meet up for a drink or in a restaurant.

Tourism PAris

Visit the City of Light

In the heart of the 13th arrondissement of Paris, the Hotel de la Place des Alpes offers easy access to the centre of the capital and its main points of interest. Visit the museums, stroll along the banks of the Seine and enjoy the unique atmosphere.