Panthéon / Mouffetard / Jardin des Plantes

This is the most interesting part of the fifth: a pleasant mix of architecture, intellectual vibes, greenery, cute traditional cafés and tiny indie movie houses. From the stately Panthéon, the final resting place of greats like Marie Curie, Voltaire and Josephine Baker, head down iconic Rue Mouffetard and its side streets. Then go back up to Rue Monge and check out the Arènes de Lutèce (a Roman theater ruin) and Jardin des Plantes. Have a seat in the elegant café at the Grande Mosquée for mint tea and middle-eastern pastries.

Bakeries

Les Belles Envies

Carl Mar­let­ti

Coffee Shops

Le Salon du Ciné­ma du Panthéon

La Grande Mosquée de Paris

À L’Heure du Thé

Thé-ritoires

Extra Life Café

Jozi Café

Stra­da Café

Restos

Cave La Bourgogne

Crêperie Oroy­ona

Bars

Café de la Nou­velle Mairie

Ted­dy’s Bar

Café Egyp­tien

Museums + Monuments

Musée de la Sculp­ture en Plein Air

Insti­tut du Monde Arabe

Musée
Nation­al Cluny

Muséum Nation­al d’Histoire Naturelle

Jardin des Plantes

La Ménagerie

Arènes de Lutèce

Food Markets

Marché Mon­ge

Place Mon­ge
Open: Wed, Fri — 7a to 1:30p; Sun — 7a to 2:30p

Marché Port-Roy­al

Boule­vard de Port-Roy­al
Open: Tue, Thu — 7a to 1:30p; Sat — 7a to 2:30p