Park, garden, promenade

Square Paul Painlevé

2 place Paul Painlevé - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement


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.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour


Exceptional opening

  • 1 January
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November
  • 25 December

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Square Paul Painlevé

2 place Paul Painlevé
75005 Paris

  • Subway - Cluny - La Sorbonne
  • Bus - 21, 27, 38, 47, 63, 86, 87

Park, garden, promenade in the same district: Quartier Latin

Park, garden, promenade in the same arrondissement: 5th arrondissement

Park, garden, promenade in Paris and in the Paris Region: Park, garden, promenade

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