Stroll in the Latin Quarter
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The Latin Quarter is undoubtedly one of the most famous parts of Paris. A student district since the Middle Ages, it boasts unmissable monuments such as the Sorbonne, the Pantheon and the Cluny Museum. During your stay at the Hotel Les Mines, you’ll have the opportunity to discover this cultural mecca, along with its cafés, which have been popular with intellectuals since the early 20th century, as well as its magnificent green spaces.
Step back into the past
From the Hotel Les Mines, it will only take you five minutes on foot to reach a place where time seems to stand still: the Square René Viviani. Bordering the Seine, this landscaped public park offers a sublime view of Notre-Dame Cathedral. Watched over by the Gothic-style Church of Saint Julien le Pauvre, one of the oldest in the city, it houses a rose garden, a contemporary bronze fountain, and gravelled paths. The atmosphere is peaceful and refreshing in the midst of summer. You can also admire a black locust (robinia pseudoacacia) that was planted by the royal gardener Jean Robin in 1601, making it the oldest tree in Paris...
Science and history
Also within easy reach of our hotel, the charming gardens of the Musée de Cluny invite you to immerse yourself in medieval imagery. You will even find the plants that are depicted in the museum’s famous Lady and the Unicorn tapestry. A little further on is the Jardin des Plantes, the main botanical garden in France. A few steps take you from the alpine garden to the garden of roses and rocks, from tropical greenhouses to the garden of irises. Of course, the Menagerie of the Jardin des Plantes remains a must for family outings!
In the heart of the Latin Quarter, the parks are unusual, surprising, and steeped in history. They invite you to enjoy timeless moments with family and friends or even a romantic stroll.
Hotel des Mines, a warm hotel in the heart of the 5th arrondissement.