Square Paul Painlevé

2 place Paul Painlevé - 75005 Paris Quartier Latin
This small green space measuring only 758 m² is to be found in the middle of Place Paul Painlevé between the Sorbonne and the Musée de Cluny. It is a tranquil spot where time seems to have stopped.
The architect Jean-Camille Formigé originally laid out this pocket-sized oasis in the heart of the lively Latin Quarter in 1900. In 2000, the landscape designers Eric Ossart and Arnaud Maurières redesigned the square to resemble the gardens of the Cluny museum with its medieval theme. The square is dotted with sculptures, including one called ‘La Louve Romaine’ (The Roman She-wolf) and a water fountain known as the ‘Monument à Octave Géard’. Step into this delightful little square and you’ll instantly escape the roar of traffic on the nearby boulevards – Saint-Michel and Saint-Germain.

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2 place Paul Painlevé
75005 Paris
Parking lot
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Public transportation
10Cluny-La Sorbonne
BSaint-Michel Notre-Dame

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