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Tourism and Leisure around La Mutualité

Sport Center: Swimming Pool - Fitness - Sauna - Squash

This nearby sport centre has a very nice Art-Deco swimming pool, 19 rue de Pontoise, inside "Le Quartier Sportif". You can go there during day time or even better in the evening to relax, surrounded by classical music and soft lights (up to midnight). See more information.

Visit the monuments / museums around in the district

(you can buy your tickets online on their websites to avoid queueing up)

- La Conciergerie and la Sainte Chapelle. BEAUTIFUL: TO SEE ABSOLUTELY! Cross the bridge down Bd St Michel: entrance 2 Boulevard du Palais, on the "Ile de la Cité". Open from 9.30 to 17.00 (10 € each or 15 € for a combined visit). See Conciergerie. See Sainte Chapelle. Be careful, entrance is stopped 30 mn before the closing time.

- Le Pantheon. At the top of rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève. Place du Pantheon. Nice monument where lots of famous people are burried. Open from 10.00 to 18.00 (9 €). See le Pantheon. Be careful, entrance is stopped 45 mn before the closing time.

- Musée de   Cluny.   National Museum of Middle-Age.   Located in the gothic Hotel de Cluny, a beautiful little castle behind rue des Ecoles,  6 place Paul Painlevé (see map down their web page). Open from 9.15 to 17.45 (8 €). Closed on Tuesday.

- Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris and its towers. In the Ile de la Cité, just opposite the Seine river. Entrance into the cathedral is free.  But you can climb at the top of the towers (380 stairs!) and have detailed looks at the roof, the spire, and the cathedral’s largest bell, the Emmanuel Bell - and look at the wonderful view on Paris. For this, entrance is through rue du Cloitre. Open from 10.00 to 17.30, and up to 23.00 on Friday and Saturday (10 €). See Notre-Dame. Be careful, this entrance is stopped 45 mn before the closing time. 

Nice gardens around

- Les Arenes de Lutece. Gallo-Romain classified arenas (1st-2nd Century) just nearby la Mutualité, located N° 49 rue Monge. Free entrance. Go and have a look! See Website.

- Les Jardins du Luxemblourg, with the Luxembourg Palace where the Senate is located. At the top of Boulevard St Michel, just opposite the Pantheon. Free entrance in the gardens. See Website.

- Le Jardin des Plantes. Large garden with glasshouses, animals and botanical gardens. Take rue Monge up to rue Lacépède. Turn left in rue Lacépède and you arrive rue Geoffroy St Hilaire - go on the left side to N°36 where there is one of the entrances. Free entrance except for some buildings. See Website.

Go out for a drink late in the evening

- Famous "Caveau de la Huchette" where you can spend the whole evening listening to or dancing on a very good lively jazz band concert - Entrance 13-15 € per person (without a drink). 5 rue de la Huchette. Map of the itinerary.

- Friendly Corsican bar providing music and sausages/cheeses from Corsica: "20134", 11 rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève. Music bands on Thursday and Friday evening. Map of the itinerary.

- Irish-style Pub "O'Jason",  with music, 12 rue de la Huchette. Map of the itinerary.

- South African bar "La Pomme d'Eve" located in a beautiful gothic cellar from the XIIth Century, 1 rue Laplace (at the top of rue Montagne Sainte Geneviève). Map of the itinerary.

Go out for a walk around

- Walk in the historical streets behind the Pantheon - up to the well-known rue Mouffetard

- Walk all over Ile St Louis and Ile de la Cité (the two islands on the Seine), the heart of old Paris

- Walk near Place St Michel in the little streets nearby Quai St Michel: rue de la Huchette, rue de la Harpe, rue St Séverin, etc...

- Walk on the Boulevard St Germain up to Place de l'Odéon and stroll around the small streets up to St Germain des Prés. Very lively in the evening: rue de Seine, rue de Buci, etc...

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Day-trips outside Paris

Day-tours to Versailles Castle, Loire Valley Castles, Fontainebleau Castle, Mont Saint-Michel, Giverny (Monet's house), etc. See more information.