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An ideal location, close to restaurants, cafés, shops and attractions, in a Latin Quarter steeped in history, culture and entertainment

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"The welcome from the staff was wonderful. While we arrived early in the daytime, they checked our bags so we could walk around Paris at our leisure. It was during our walk that we discovered what a great location this was. Lovely restaurants, cafes and shops. An easy walk to Blvd St. Michele, which delivers you to the Seine. Maps and thorough directions were always provided with a supportive comment. We enjoyed our stay there so much that we made a new reservation for our return trip home in two weeks."

Barbara - United States

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Hotel Serotel Lutèce is the ideal hotel for walking enthusiasts.

A 10-minute walk will take you to :
  • Rue Mouffetard and its market, the most famous and pleasant in Paris
  • Musée Curie, at the heart of the "Curie Campus", the history of radioactivity and its diverse applications
  • Institut Océanographique de Paris, La Maison de l'Océan et de la Biodiversité, enriching and magnificent
  • Place de la Contrescarpe, a charming little country village, with its intimate theater and contemporary creations.
Less than 15 min walk from the hotel
  • Val-de-Grâce church, a 17th-century building topped by a dome and decorated with frescoes
  • Jardin des Plantes, plants, a dazzling rose garden, menagerie and fun activities for children
  • Jardin du Luxembourg, an immense bucolic space for relaxation and strolling, games and sports
  • Panthéon, neo-classical mausoleum, self-guided or guided tour. Discover the nave and crypt where the remains of great celebrities are laid to rest, and climb to the very top for an exceptional view of Paris and its monuments.
  • Arènes de Lutèce, a Gallo-Roman amphitheatre built in the 2nd century, for a break or an open-air show.
  • Grande galerie de l'évolution at the Muséum nationale d'Histoire naturelle, immense halls where animal species mingle in breathtaking scenography (in the Jardin des Plantes)
In about 20 minutes, you can admire :
  • Collège des Bernardins, a former Cistercian college, a cultural center offering conferences, symposia, exhibitions, concerts and activities for young people
  • Sorbonne, a splendid multidisciplinary university, listed as a historic monument
  • Cabaret du Paradis Latin, Paris's oldest cabaret, dinner show and Parisian music hall
  • Michel de Montaigne statue, just opposite the Sorbonne: stroking his right foot is a magical ritual for students before their exams.
  • Théâtre de l'Odéon, one of France's five national theaters, with its imposing façade and home to such theater greats as Jean-Louis Barrault
A little further away in our neighbourhood, but very accessible on foot or by public transport:
  • Rue Saint-André des Arts, a lovely historic street with unusual artistic venues, home to mythical figures, 24 min or 15 min by public transport.
  • Cour du commerce Saint-André, a cobblestone passageway in the Odéon district, leading to boulevard Saint-Germain, bistrot 1900 and historic café Le Procope, 23 min or 15 min by public transport.
  • La Fontaine Saint-Michel, a central point to contemplate before choosing your direction, 23 min or 13 min by public transport
  • Shakespeare and Company bookshop, a living vestige of the famous "lost generation": Ernest Hemingway and Francis Scott Fitzgerald among the best known, 22 min or 17 min by public transport
  • Rue de la Huchette, with two great names, the caveau de la Huchette (jazz club) and the théâtre de la Huchette ("the smallest of the great theaters"), Shakespeare and Ionesco take center stage, 23 min and 14 min by public transport.
  • Notre-Dame de Paris, Gothic cathedral, emblematic monument of Paris, 23 min and 18 min by public transport
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés, boutiques, restaurants, the oldest church in Paris, art galleries, bookshops on the banks of the Seine, famous cafés like the Flore, a truly unique, lively atmosphere steeped in a long cultural history, 28 min and 24 min by public transport
  • Musée du Louvre, the world's second-largest art museum, itself a masterpiece, outstanding exhibitions, 35 min and 18 min by public transport
  • Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, 37 min by public transport
  • Château de Versailles and its gardens, residence of the kings of France and illustrious monument, approx. 1 h 00 by public transport

Our neighborhood

The Latin Quarter

One of Paris's best-known districts, the Latin Quarter covers the 5th arrondissement and part of the 6th, around its historic and legendary heart, the Sorbonne, founded in 1253. Traditionally, this district was called the University, then nicknamed the "Latin country" in the 17th century (as a joke about this district of studies, all in Latin at the time), to become the "Latin Quarter" in the 18th century.

It's still a student district, and many higher education and research establishments have since made it their home. But its charm, beauty and abundance of historic sites to visit have quickly transformed it into a renowned entertainment and tourist destination.

Today's bustling tourist scene rivals the vestiges scattered around the district and its picturesque pedestrian lanes. The Latin Quarter is teeming with places to visit, stroll, eat and shop... Charm, history and pleasure.

Discover monuments, restaurants, shops, libraries, bookshops, themed cabarets, theaters, splendid gardens, delightful squares, medieval houses and more. The choice is multiple, rich and condensed; and the atmosphere is truly joyful and convivial.

The past, with its Roman and medieval vestiges, plunges you into historic Paris; and you emerge into the lively, multicolored Parisian present.

Our neighborhood

Restaurants and shops,
just a few minutes' walk from the hotel:

Restaurant Les 5

Brasserie, 5 min

136, rue Mouffetard

Les Petits Plats de Marc

Tearoom and brunch, 5 min away

6, rue de l’Arbalète


Syrian cuisine, 7 min away

84, rue Mouffetard

La Grotte de Chypre

Fast food, 6 min away

85, rue Mouffetard

Bocamexa Mouffetard

Mexican restaurant, 5 min

127, rue Mouffetard

Le café Saint-Médard

Elegant brasserie, 5 min

53, rue Censier

138, rue Mouffetard

Le Vin sobre

French cuisine, 6 min. away

25, rue des Feuillantines

Pasta e Fagioli

Italian cuisine, 2 min away

82, rue Claude Bernard


Gourmet restaurant, 1 min

45, rue Claude Bernard

Cofftea and Shop

The ultimate espresso, 1 min away

8, rue Berthollet

Pâtisserie Carl Marletti

Gourmet patisserie, 5 min

51, rue Censier


Serotel Lutèce

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2, rue Berthollet
75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 36 26 30


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