5th arrondissement, Paris

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The 5th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements of the capital city of France.Situated on the left bank of the River Seine, it is one of the central arrondissements of the capital. The arrondissement is notable for being the location of the Quartier Latin, a district dominated by universities, colleges, and prestigious high schools.The 5th arrondissement is also one of the oldest districts of the city, dating back to ancient times. Traces of the area's past survive in such sites as the Arènes de Lutèce, a Roman amphitheatre, and the Thermes de Cluny, a Roman thermae.GeographyThe 5th arrondissement covers some 2.541 km² (0.981 sq. miles, or 628 acres) in central Paris.HistoryThe Ve arrondissement is the oldest arrondissement in Paris, and was first built by the Romans.The construction of the Roman town Lutetia dates back from the 1st century BC, which was built after the conquest of the Gaulish site, situated on the île de la Cité by the Romans.
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  • Everything that represents Paris rolled up into one arrondissement! Ah Paris! Cafes and casual dinning in the city of leisure and lights. if you could only visit one district, i would say stay in the ...  more »
  • Since 2007, the 5th Arrondissement has been neighborhood and home when I am in Paris. It has become my home base with easy access to public transportation (METRO, BUS, RER) and so many places are with...  more »
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