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Quartier Latin

The Quartier Latin (Latin Quarter) is an area in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France, around the Sorbonne University.

The name derives from the Latin language, which was widely spoken in the Middle Ages in and around the University.


The Quartier Latin is an area in the Ville-Marie arrondissement of Montreal, surrounding UQAM and lower Saint-Denis St., between downtown and the Village gai. It is known for its theatres, artistic atmosphere, cafés, and boutiques.



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