The 5th Arrondissement of Paris is one of the best known of the city's central districts, located on the Left Bank (Rive Gauche) of the river Seine. One of the oldest areas of the city, it used to be the core of ancient Gallo-Roman Paris, as revealed in a number of archaeological remains that can be seen within the district.
You will be in the heart of a vibrant neighbourhood scene with lots of little cafés, a myriad of specialty food shops, clothes and accessories boutiques, and of course the famous Rue Mouffetard food market, selling the freshest fruit and veg, cheese, flowers, seafood, wines, Parisian pastries and chocolate. The market is one of the very few in Paris that are open daily (except Mondays).
You’ll also find other practical places on Rue Mouffetard and adjacent street, such as a farmacy, a supermarket, mobile phones shop, public library, public underground parking, and even a swimming pool.
Place de la Contrescarpe and the historical Saint Médard church are just a few steps away. Short walking distance to other major attractions: