The 5th is home to Paris’s greatest university, the Sorbonne, and is at the heart of the Latin Quarter. The area has been gentrified in recent years but the students keep it lively and the art-house cinemas, ethnic restaurants, and vintage clothes shops, as well as its pretty, narrow streets, still give it a bohemian feel. Accommodation ranges from comfortably old world to the enviable height of Parisian chic. For those looking to educate their children in the public school system, some of the schools here are considered among the best in France. The Musée de Cluny is on the 5th’s western edge, the beautiful Jardin des Plantes to the east. The stately Panthéon is the final resting place for some of the greatest figures in French history: among them Victor Hugo, Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.