LY171 Paris by Arrondissement - the 5th

  • 17 May 2011
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Meet at 10:15 in front of the Panthéon, Métro: Luxembourg.


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Credit: Lee HubertTuesday, May 17

The fifth arrondissement is the heart of the Latin Quarter, and the name makes you think of both the famous university where studies were originally in Latin, but also the fact that the Romans had a settlement here long before the French nation was established.  Our tour will take us from the Pantheon on Sainte Geneviève hill to the Seine and we will see many old streets, buildings, churches and even a vestige of the original Philippe Auguste wall.  We will see the site where the infamous Mme de Brinvilliers brewed her poisons and the site of a Revolutionary court.  This arrondissement is a treasure trove of picturesque streets and historical happenings, so join us to learn more. 

Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes.  Those who wish may join the instructor after the tour for lunch.

Instructor: Lee Hubert, B.A. Boston University, French and English, is a long-time resident of Paris.

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