If you want a quick introduction to the 5th arrondissement of Paris check out the video above which is one of Jay Swanson's 20 in 20 days series - hope you enjoy it!
Extending over much of the 5th arrondissement, today’s Latin Quarter remains the center of the city’s university life, full of book shops, literary cafés, art house cinemas and perhaps one too many Greek restaurants. It’s also a quarter thick with reminders of its past, from the Roman baths ruins to Medieval churches and 18th-century gardens. Harder for visitors to image is the Latin Quarter’s long track record of political unrest and rebellion, but these narrow streets saw some of the worst fighting of the Paris Commune in 1871, violent clashes between Resistance fighters and German police in 1944, and the infamous barricades of the May 1968 student uprising. From 'Secrets of Paris' you can read more here