At the heart of Paris' 6th arrondissement, not far from the Latin quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, lies the lively Odéon district, which is popular with fans of cultural outings. Its famous theatre, Théâtre de l'Europe, and its extensive programme of events, experimental cinemas, art galleries, bookshops, cafes, restaurants and shops make it a highly prized destination. And if you want some peace and quiet, head for the very pleasant Luxembourg Garden in the south of the district. Near the bustling crossroads named Carrefour de l'Odéon, you can also appreciate the peaceful Cour de Rohan, a set of three courtyards full of romantic charm… The wonderfully picturesque Cour du Commerce-Saint-André has restaurants and tearooms along its cobbled passageway, where remnants of Philip Augustus' fortified enclosure still remain to this day.
The St Louis Island