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5th Arrondissement Guide

Panthéon: Scholarship in Old-World Paris

Known for its student life, the 5th is named after the Panthéon, a grand neo-Classical church perched at the top of Sainte-Geneviève hill.

Getting there

Metro: M7 to Jussieu, Monge or Censier/Daubenton; M10 to Cluny/la Sorbonne, Maubert/Mutualité, Cardinal Lemoine or Jussieu

Bus: 27, 87, 86, 24, 21, 47, 87, 84


Sorbonne · Panthéon · Boulevard St-Michel · Cluny Museum · Jardin des Plantes

Aeon's Picks

Shakespeare and Co.: Maneuver around the crammed bookshelves and built-in beds (for ex-pats called tumbleweeds) to experience what has made this bookstore an iconic, eccentric landmark since 1951.
37 Rue de la Bûcherie · shakespeareandcompany.com

Marché Mouffetard: Along Rue Mouffetard is the "wonderful, narrow crowded market street" described by Hemingway in A Moveable Feast.
116 Rue Mouffetard

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