Discovering the heritage of the Latin Quarter

Discovering the heritage of the Latin Quarter

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Situated on the Boulevard Saint-Michel, a few steps from the Sorbonne, the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Pantheon, the Hôtel des Mines is ideally placed for exploring the exceptional heritage of the 5th arrondissement. Book your weekend of September 17th and 18th today and take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days)!


All the riches of the Latin Quarter

During the Heritage Days, you will be able to enter many places of learning in the Latin Quarter. Start, for example, with a visit to the prestigious Sorbonne, its majestic Cour d'honneur and large amphitheatre. Continue with a meeting with Louis Pasteur at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, where there will be a look back on the great scientist’s career and his many discoveries. Then take a guided tour of the Lycée Henri IV and its historic rooms.


Interactive experiences

Here are some original ideas for this cultural weekend. Start by solving a crime at the Prefecture of Police Museum! You’ll learn about the methods pioneered by the father of modern criminology, Alphonse Bertillon. You can also try to find the culprit responsible for a mysterious heist at the Banque de France... At the Collège des Bernardins, the Racines du Ciel workshop led by the artist Cédric Bregnard invites you to participate in a monumental collaborative work. Finally, at Philantro-Lab, located in the recently renovated Hôtel de la Bûcherie, you can participate in various philanthropic works and experiments.


When you stay at the Hôtel des Mines, in the heart of the 5th arrondissement, you can enjoy the area’s exceptional heritage on foot. Heritage Days are also an opportunity to enter places usually closed to the public. And, of course, you can also discover all the district’s many charms, its bookstores and cafés, its fashion boutiques and antique dealers, its trendy restaurants and the magnificent Jardin du Luxembourg.


Photo: Telly

Hotel des Mines, a warm hotel in the heart of the 5th arrondissement.