Paris, France - Video tour of Latin Quarter - Part 2


Uploaded by NewYorkHabitat on 15.11.2011

Transcript:
I'm David Hill with New York Habitat,
and today we're going to explore
one of the liveliest and most popular areas of Paris,
the Quartier Latin, or the Latin Quarter.
New York Habitat Video
with David Hill
The Latin Quarter - Part 2, Paris, France
This is the second episode
of our 3-part series on the Latin Quarter.
If you haven't yet watched the 1st episode,
you can find it on our YouTube channel.
While you're there,
subscribe to our channel
and you'll get notified when Part 3 is posted
in the next few weeks.
Located on the Left Bank,
where the Roman city of Lutetia once stood,
the Latin Quarter stretches from the river
to the top of Mount St. Genevieve
We'll begin Part 2 of our video tour
at the Cluny Mansion and Medieval Museum.
This is the house built by the abbot of Cluny.
It was built from 1485 to1510
in Flamboyant Gothic style.
It has since become a medieval museum.
This is the oldest building in Paris,
a set of Roman baths
from the second century.
You'll find it on the corner
of boulevard Saint-Germain
and boulevard Saint-Michel.
It has an outdoor gym, an indoor gym
and warm and hot baths.
Our next stop is the famous Sorbonne University,
taking up an entire Parisian block.
It was first built in 1257,
and it would become one of the biggest
universities in the world.
The tower on the other side
was the astronomical tower
of the old science department.
Of course the only way to take in
the true vibe of the Latin Quarter
is to skip the hotel
and rent a furnished apartment
or vacation rental from New York Habitat.
You'll get more for your money,
including a fully furnished kitchen.
And if you're not in the mood to cook,
you're in luck,
the Latin Quarter is known
for its many restaurants.
Here are a few good choices:
La Fourmi Ailée,
at 8 rue du Fouarre,
a quaint tearoom in a former bookshop.
You'll find salads, cakes, pastries...
a great place for vegetarians.
Le Café Panis,
at 21 quai de Montebello,
for good simple bistrot fare
and vegetarian options.
Le Météora,
at 9 rue de la Huchette,
if you're tempted by one of the ethnic restaurants,
this Greek restaurant has decent food
and a lively atmosphere.
And finally,
Le Perraudin,
at 157 rue Saint-Jacques.
Here you will find
just about every traditional French dish
that you could want.
Well, that's the end of Part 2
of our 3-part series dedicated to the Latin Quarter.
Stay tuned for Part 3 in the coming weeks.
And if you've been to the Latin Quarter in Paris,
we'd love to hear from you
in the comment section below!
And be sure to visit our website at
nyhabitat.com.
You'll find apartments
and apartment reviews
here in the Latin Quarter
and all over Paris.
Tired of boring, lifeless hotel rooms?
Consider booking a vacation rental
for your next trip to the City of Light.
I'm David Hill with New York Habitat.
We hope to see you soon
here in the Latin Quarter.
Or, as they say in Latin,
Bonum cursum,
or in French, bon voyage!