Rue Mouffetard - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Rue Mouffetard
This is one of the oldest streets in Paris, which probably dates from the late Empire in iii th century. Very picturesque, it is one of the busiest axes of the Latin Quarter because of its many restaurants. 650 meters long, it slopes gently from the Montagne Sainte-Genevieve to the church of Saint-Médard and the old bridge over the Bièvre covered the xix th century. It is the main street of the Faubourg Saint-Médard.
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Attractions Near Rue Mouffetard
Jardin des Plantes
0.83km from Rue Mouffetard
Jardin des Plantes is a park and a botanical garden open to the public, located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. It is the seat and the main site of the National Museum of Natural History, which also has other sites in Paris and in the provinces. It also has a menagerie, greenhouses, and scientific exhibition buildings serving as museums and a Paleontology gallery.
National Museum of Natural History Paris
1.01km from Rue Mouffetard
National Museum of Natural History is the national natural history museum of France which was part of the Sorbonne Universities Founded during the French Revolution. Along with being a museum, the institution has always been also a leading research center. Since its foundation, the Museum has worked, in the fields of natural and human sciences, toward the following missions: conducting fundamental and applied research, preserving and building up its collections, teaching and training, providing
Cluny Museum - National Museum of the Middle Ages
1.02km from Rue Mouffetard
A huge museum which was built in the middle ages in Paris at 6 Place Paul-Painlevé. It was formerly the townhouse of the abbots of Cluny, started in 1334. The structure was rebuilt by Jacques d'Amboise, abbot in commendam of Cluny 1485-1510; it combines Gothic and Renaissance elements. In 1843 it was made into a public museum. The museum itself actually consists of two buildings: the frigidarium, where the remains of the Thermes de Cluny are, and the Hôtel de Cluny itself, which houses its impr
1.03km from Rue Mouffetard
The Luxembourg Gardens, inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence, were created upon the initiative of Queen Marie de Medici in 1612 was located on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. This park an ideal place to rest after a long day exploring the city. The park houses several metal benches surrounded by numerous statues and sculptures, a perfect place to relax and enjoy a bit of fresh air.
1.14km from Rue Mouffetard
Luxembourg Palace was originally built to be the royal residence of the mother of Louis XIII of France, Marie de’Medici. It currently serves as a popular tourist attraction as well as the seat of the Senate of the Fifth Republic. Construction began in 1715 for this architectural gem built for Marie de' Medici. Its magnificent heritage is visible throughout its hallways.
Shakespeare and Company
1.18km from Rue Mouffetard
Shakespeare and Company is the name of two independent English-language bookstores that have existed on Paris's Left Bank. It was home to the Lost Generation in the 1920s, the Beatnik generation in the 1950s, and should be on any literary lovers bucket list of Paris today.
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The most populous of the 18 regions of France. It is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Paris Region because it includes the city of Paris. Île-de-France is densely populated and economically important: it covers only about 2% of France's territory, but has an official estimated population of 12,213,364 (18.2% of the population of France) and accounts for nearly 30% of the French GDP.