The heart of "The Latin quarter", the students area, the Paris of the 1960's! This square is right next to the Place Saint Michel, quite famous as well with its nice fountain, meeting point of a lot of people! It's still the students area, because all the parisians universities are concentrated in the 5th and 6th areas (La Sorbonne is divided in about ten different buildings, the historical ones in these areas, and the more modern ones in others), but it's also a very touristy area, very lively, in the day as much as in the night. There are lots of shops, bookshops, cinemas and restaurants. But be careful about the restaurants : a lot of them are just making money on tourists without giving any quality - Greek ones especially!