“métro, Expo, Resto”

Break out of the mould of “métro, boulot, dodo” (a French expression that, translated literally, means “Métro, work, sleep”) and get ready for “Métro, expo, resto”, as Babylangues introduces you to a new way of exploring the Paris Métro system. Join us in our quest to discover the various stations dotted across the city. How did they get their name? What are the surrounding neighbourhoods like? What can be found nearby? Some many questions and Babylangues has all the answers! Have a read of what’s on around Place Monge…

Place Monge

This month we will be taking a visit to metro station Place Monge. It is located in the eastern part of the latin quarter in the 5th arrondissement, a rather central location. Named after French mathematician and inventor of descriptive geometry Gaspard Monge, this station is on the metro line 7 and is part of the under-seine crossing.

Place Monge was specifically chosen in line with the theme for this month, springtime, a new period in the year where the season changes and flowers begin to blossom. What better way is there to enjoy the season of flowers than to visit the Jardin des plantes, situated close to the station?

What Is There To Do Nearby? 

  • Jardin des plantes

The Jardin des plantes (French for ‘Garden of the Plants’), is the main botanical garden in France. It is situated in the 5th arrondissement, Paris, on the left bank of the river Seine, and covers 28 hectares (280,000 m²). The entire garden and its contained buildings – archives, libraries, greenhouses, ménagerie (a zoo), works of art and specimens’ collection – are classified as a national historical landmark in France.

  • Arènes de Lutèce

The Arènes de Lutèce is a must-see when visiting Paris. A theatre constructed in the very 1st century AD, it is arguably one of the most important ancient remains from the Romantic era in Paris. This theatre could once seat 15,000 people and was used also as an amphitheatre to show gladiatorial combats.

  • Rue Mouffetard

Situated in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, Rue Mouffetard is one of Paris’s oldest and liveliest neighbourhoods. The area has many restaurants, shops, and cafés, and a regular open market to enjoy, making it a very popular destination for both locals and tourists.

Discover more metro stations HERE.