This walk leads us through the Latin district or the district of university colleges, such as the Sorbonne and the Collège de France, which forms the northern part of the 5th district. We are also seeing many historic buildings.
Jardin des Plantes
We start by going to Jardin des Plantes. If we arrive by metro, we leave it at the Gare d’Orléans station and walk back to Place Valhubert beside the Seine, where there is the main entrance to the botanical garden.
A good place for relaxing. It includes a small zoo on our right and the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle at the far end to the left. The garden is famous for having been open to the public since 1650.
We saunter through the garden and leave through the gate at its north western corner.