History of the Place Monge, the Metro and the Rue Monge

The Saint Christophe hotel is ideally located near Place Monge
Marking the limits of the area Jardin des Plantes, the Rue Monge resulted from the extensive remodeling of the former Place Maubert during the 1920s. This area is rich in Gallo Roman remains. The Montagne Saint-Genvieve is the site of their leisure activities-theatres, amphitheatres, Arena and the main Roman Baths. Today remain only the Thermes de Cluny and some vestiges of the Arena, both interesting sites. Haussmann’s influence is felt in the Quartier Latin as seen in the Place Monge which shows architectural remodeling from this period. The importance of the Quartier Latin as a historic centre of Arts, Philosophy and Sciences can be seen in the names of Metro Stations, Roads and Squares. The name Monge is an example if this.

The Hotel is ideally situated within the Latin Quarter

Whether you are her for a holiday or for work, or just for a Short Break, The Hotel St Christophe is a perfect place to start exploring. Our Hotel “Trois Etoiles de Charme”is at the centre of the History of Paris. Our staff will be pleased to make your stay pleasant and you will enjoy the comfortable and welcoming rooms. The Hotel in the Quartier Latin is near to many restaurants, fashion boutiques especially on the Place Contrescarpe and the Rue Mouffetarde. Certain buildings bear witness to eighteenth century architecture, others are more modern. There are even some shops dating from the Middle Ages. The area is well provided with Public Transport, but the best way to explore this part of the 5° Arondissement is on foot. At the centre of one of the most interesting historic areas of Paris, at a few minutes from the Place Monge, at 17 Rue Lacépède, here is your hotel.

Interesting Parisian visits near our Hotel and the Place Monge.

As well as the architecture of the Seventeenth Century, the Quartier Latin and “les alentours de le Place Monge” have many cultural “Musts”. A few minutes from the Hotel St Christophe is the M°Place Monge whence it’s easy to travel to the Sorbonne, Le Panthéon, the Arènes de Lutèce, the Jardin des Plantes and the Musée Curie.Admirers of the Middle Ages and of the general History of France will particularly appreciate this area. The Quartier Latin is also World Famous for its cafés, its students, its bookshops and its universities. Numerous authors are associated with the Quartier Latin such as Arthur Rimbaud, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, Paul Verlaine, François Rabelais, Ernest Hemingway. Around the Hotel you will enjoy a great variety of shops and there is also Marché Mouffetard (Saturday) and the Marché Monge (Sunday). The area is lively both day and night with Bars, Pubs, Bowling, Restaurants and Cinemas.The Saint Christophe is a comfortable and perfectly situated hotel. The Hotel, near the Place Monge, is in the historic heart of Paris. The Saint Christophe has Three Stars. There are 31rooms all Air Conditioned and well situated for Business, Family holidays and Romantic Breaks. Our “Chambres de Charme” mix a chic and elegant décor with a taste of the historic architecture of the area. Your comfort is important to us. We have a Baggage Service, a Safe for your valuables, free WIFI connection, International Press. Our Reception is open 24/24. There is also a Breakfast Room/Salle de Petit-Déjeuner to welcome you from 7h to 10h with a cosy atmosphere. Our dedicated and experienced staff will be delighted to welcome you to our friendly hotel and to offer you advice on visits around the Place Monge.

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