5th Fifth arrondissement Paris

Rent Rating : ****
District Type : Residential Business Commercial Tourist
Tourism : High
Apartments : Traditional
Population : Affluent Medium Income
Transport : Excellent
Official Site of the Fifth (5th) Arrondissement

The lively Latin Quarter so named from its Latin scholars. It is famous for the Sorbonne University, the impressive Pantheon sitting at the highest point of the district, the bouquinistes along the Seine and of course jazz.

There is a diverse range of medieval pedestrian alleys around St Michel and Quartier Moufftard, as well as the bustling streets of Saint Jacques and Saint Germain. The large park of the Jardin de Plantes, and the neighbouring Jardin du Luxembourg, provide large green spaces and a refreshing change from hustle and bustle.

The population is a mix of students, professionals, commerce and tourists. With literally hundreds of restaurants, bars and bookshops the fifth is ideal for anyone, families and individuals alike, wanting to be in the hub of things.

The higher echelons of North African community have also added to the cosmopolitan flavour, and the east boasts the beautiful Mosquée de Paris and the Institut du Monde Arabe.

Apartments are generally older charming refurbishments and although highly sought after are not unaffordable.

In the quieter more residential areas further south and towards the Jardin des Plantes you may find more recent developments offering practical comfort with the added benefit from being close to the hustle and bustle.

Larger apartments can be found on the main arteries although you would be more than fortunate to find an apartment with a view of the Seine and Notre Dame.

Towards the river, for fabulous apartments in the traditional buildings found within the narrow streets, rents come at a premium.

Fifth Arrondissement - Useful Addresses

Mairie - 5th Arrondissement
21, Place du Panthéon
75231 PARIS CEDEX 05
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