"St. Severin Quarter: La Place Rene-Viviani" Latin Quarter Tip by hquittner

Latin Quarter, Paris: 47 reviews and 107 photos

  St. Julien-le-Pauvre
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The r. St.-Severin ends at r. St.-Jacques just beyond the apse of its name church. If you look ahead (see picture) you see the west end of the church of St. Julien le Pauvre (See separate Tip). This is partly a quaint ruin worthy of study (look for the iron-caged well and the entrance to the Hotel Laffemas across the street). Skirting the church to the left discloses the pretty park: the Place Rene-Viviani, a treed and sunlit area. Immediately ahead is a large and damaged tree, a false Acacia said to be the oldest tree in Paris. Revealed through its branches is the South face of Notre Dame. In fact the best pictures of this side of the church are obtained from the Northeast corner of the park. This is a fine place to sit down and take a rest.

Address: 75005 Paris, France
Directions: In the 5th and the 6th arrondissements of Paris
Phone: 0815601536
Website: http://www.parislogue.com/featured-articles/the-latin-quarter-in-paris.html

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  • Updated Mar 30, 2008
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