The Latin Quarter is home to the prestigious Sorbonne university and buzzling with students, book shops and side-walks cafées. There is a distinctly intellectual edge to the quarter. Head to the liveliest commercial street, medieval rue Mouffetard, for it´s mix of student bars, market stalls, cheap eateries and inexpensive clothing.
Institut du Monde Arabe
The building is a masterpiece by the French architect Jean Nouvel and blends modern and traditional Arab elements with western influences. The museum exhibits 9th- to 19th -century Arab arts. Get up to the 9th floor and marvel over the incredible view of Paris!
1, rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard – www.imarabe.org
Prepare yourself for a macabre sight. The underground passage is full with skulls and bones exhumed from the city´s overflowing cemeteries and packed in here in 1798.
Not recommended if you have a bit of claustrophobia for narrow tunnels!
1, avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy
Mosquée de Paris
Travel through the gates os the mosque to the Orient. Give yourself a moment of relaxation at the Hamman. A truly delightful experience for the body and the mind.
39 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire – www.la-mosquee.com