Outing 4 – The Latin Quarter
The Latin Quarter is so called because its where all the original schools and academics hung out, and still do to a certain degree. All academic writing and teaching was originally done in Latin, thus the name.
We got to wander around in the courtyard of the Sorbonne, and the front area where protests have historically occurred.
Then we strolled around the outside of the Musée Medieval. The gardens kind of reminded me of the ones in the old Cadfael mystery show.
In the middle of the first room is a giant pendulum that swings back and forth perpetually.
There are some really impressive statues and paintings in the upper level as well.
The giftshop has lots of books about the dead of the Panthéon as well. I must admit I was pleased to see such a range of books about Marie Curie (who was moved there fairly recently) all in one place.
We also saw the Ecole Polytechnique, a top science school in France.
And finally. . .