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Best things to do in 5th arrondissement of Paris

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Garden
“Majestic park overlooking the Luxembourg Palace. A visit here is most enjoyable at any time of the year. So much to see: the ducks swimming in front of the enormous Medici Fountain, children sending an armada of small boats across the pond, the parade of sculptures of the queens of France, the manicured Palace gardens. Take a seat and enjoy the people-watching! You can also just relax, enjoy a sandwich or read a book (plenty of chairs and benches). To do some jogging this is also a great place! Free entrance.”
875 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“There is Notre Dame, 200 years of building, still ok after the fire (anyway it was too long to wait get Inside...). Of course, Notre Dame but all the island ' l'ile de la cité" and her twin l'ile Saint Louis are good. take a walk, have an ice cream, sit near the Seine.... sweet life”
381 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The botanic gardens, complete with small zoo. The Natural History Museum is housed within these garden.”
431 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Emblematic building of the Latin quarter, the Pantheon is not only the last residence of France's great names - Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Jean Moulin, Simone Veil and other history makers are resting in peace here - this is also a very impressive piece of art to walk through. If you look up, you'll be awed by its 3-dome ceiling, letting a zenithal light coming in to exagerate the majestic view if the main room.”
272 locals recommend
Road
“Rue Mouffetard is a (mostly) pedestrian street running from the Place de Contrescarpe to Les Gobelins. It has a permanent daily food market, some curio shops and many bars and restaurants catering to local, tourist and student crowds. It's always animated, with shopping in the morning and bars and restaurants at night.”
293 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Beautiful garden, and the famous museum of natural history is there too. Great for kids!”
120 locals recommend
Island
“Beautiful place, and « island » in the center of paris... just after Notre Dame.Very parisian, little old streets, cafés, brasseries, shops...and just to take time walking near la seine...”
203 locals recommend
Mosque
“Sitting in the shady courtyard of the Grand Mosque of Paris while sipping fresh mint tea is a lovely experience. Moroccan light food is available too. This is opposite the amazing Grande Galerie de l’Evolution (Natural History Museum)”
235 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“best ice cream in town stop at the café for the nice view on the bridge best place to sit on the Island Saint Louis”
189 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Best place to eat traditional french food. It’s a very touristic neighborhood but not expensive. ”
111 locals recommend
Museum
“This restaurant and tea room on top of this museum has a great view on Notre-Dame of Paris of the heart of the city. The Institut build by Jean Nouvel also worth a visit with it’s windows who open like camera lens. 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, Paris – www.imarabe.org”
133 locals recommend
Museum
“La Grande Galerie de l’Evolution has an evocative sound and light show playing all the time in the main, massive, animal-filled space. Don't miss the endangered and extinct animals wing. Get a mint tea and food across the road at the mosque.”
93 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Shakespeare and Company is an English-language bookshop in the heart of Paris, on the banks of the Seine, opposite Notre-Dame. Since opening in 1951, it’s been a meeting place for anglophone writers and readers, becoming a Left Bank literary institution. The bookshop was founded by American George Whitman at 37 rue de la Bûcherie, Kilometer Zero, the point at which all French roads begin. Open 7/7 from 10am to 11pm... Definitely a place to visit!”
92 locals recommend
Theater
“This impressive theater is the home of the Comédie-Française, a theater company that performs classic French theater such as comedies by Molière and drama by Victor Hugo.”
62 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Pantheon was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. It is an early example of neoclassicism, with a façade modeled on the Pantheon in Rome, surmounted by a dome that owes some of its character to Bramante's "Tempietto". Located on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Panthéon looks out over all of Paris. ”
20 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Great hidden Park...there, you can imagine gladiators springing and fighting for their survival: sad remambrance of the violence of the roman empire”
102 locals recommend