The 5th arrondissement in the centre of Paris is known above all for the Latin Area, and its large student population at the Sorbonne University, one of the oldest universities in the world, but also the one at Jussieu. This arrondissement is also very touristy due tp the several sites remarkable for their architecture and history: the Pantheon, which honours great men and thrones in a monumental way at the top of Soufflot Street; the Arab World Institute where you can regularly see superb exhibitions on the different Arab countries; the magnificent Luxembourg Garden, just next to the Senate But the 5th arrondissement is also home to many 3 and 4 star hotels, typical Parisian brasseries and bistros with pleasant terraces, many restaurants of all the world's cuisine at low prices in the picturesque streets of La Huchette and Saint-Séverin, not far from the mythical Place Saint-Michel and its beautiful fountain. Without a doubt, the 5th arrondissement of Paris is one of the most beautiful and interesting in the capital.

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When to go to Paris?

It goes without saying that Paris lives all year round, but if you are targeting a particular activity or event, you will have to choose your period. Here are some tips on when to visit Paris.

High tourist season: from May to September, tourists flock in great numbers. It is during this period that the climate is the mildest and many festivals and events take place, such as Roland Garros or the Fête de la Musique. Note that in August, Parisians leave the city for a holiday, which gives a strange atmosphere. Many shops are closed and only the tourist centres are lively. The Christmas holiday season is also very popular, especially for the illuminations and animated shop windows of department stores.

Medium tourist season: in October-November and from March to April, tourism slows down slightly, but not the influx. Indeed, Paris is a dense city and there are almost always people in the transport sector and in the centres of attraction

Low tourist season: there are not really any, except in January and February, months in which hotel rates fall slightly. Paris attracts tourists all the time!

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