What to do in the Left Bank in Paris
If you’ve already visited the Right Bank of Paris, cross the Seine River and you will reach the Left Bank. However, you’re probably wondering what to do in the Left Bank in Paris, so I’ve decided to make a list for you of all the best things to do in the Left Bank!
Visit the Pantheon and Sorbonne University
The Panthéon is a building located in the heart of the Latin Quarter of Paris. Originally it was a church but after many changes it is today a mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. There are a lot of statues of famous French intellectuals such as Voltaire, Victor Hugo or Alexandre Duma, the writer of The Three Musketeers. The price ticket for adults is of 9 euros, and it is free for people who are between 18 and 25 years old and who are from the European Union. If you want to visit the upper parts of the Panthéon, an extra 3 euros will be asked, but it is definitely worth it because it’s recently been restored!
Go visit the Panthéon, it’s a great experience! Just next to the Panthéon you have La Sorbonne University, one of the best known universities in the world. The building is really beautiful, so take a picture in Place de la Sorbonne; it will be a great souvenir!
Go walking in the Jardin des Plantes
What else can you do in the Left Bank in Paris? Go to the Jardin des Plantes! It is one of the most beautiful gardens in the Left Bank in Paris. It’s located in the fifth arrondissement and covers more than 28 hectare (28 soccer fields!). It is my favorite park in Paris, because you have plenty of activities in it! You can go walking in the park or go into the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, the Natural History Museum. There is even a zoo, known as Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes! This is also the garden where you must go with kids!
Discover Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the most Parisian Quarter of all Paris! This is the place in the Left Bank in Paris where you can see French celebrities! One day I saw Karl Lagarfeld walking in Saint-Germain Boulevard! This quarter is also where the famous Café de Flore happens to be. It’s one of the best café of Paris. This neighborhood is a real immersion into the “Paris of Parisians”.
The Invalids: One of the most beautiful French monuments
Finally, if you are in the Left Bank in Paris, you shouldn’t miss the Invalides! This is one of the most emblematic French monuments in Paris. It is home for the Musée de l’armée. The building is relating with the military history of France. It was a hospital and also a retirement home for war veterans. The entrance is free of charge for children, and it will cost 12 euros for adults. And, even if you don’t feel like visiting the museum, you will be impressed by its architecture that is really amazing!
You now know what to do in the Left Bank in Paris! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this article. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information about anything. As you will be walking the Left Bank, you will discover plenty of new places filled with history and Parisian charm. These were my favorite things to do in the Left Bank of Paris but I am sure you will find out plenty more interesting things to do. So, let me know how you’ve liked this part of Paris and what you’ve liked about it. See you soon in Paris!