After lunch, if you're up for more exploration of the Latin Quarter, Compass & Key highly recommends spending an afternoon at nearby Jardin du Luxembourg. Watch children sail their model boats and admire the sculptures and fountains. Set back in the trees is a small cafe, perfect for an afternoon glass of wine.
The Jardin du Luxembourg, or the Luxembourg Garden, located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, was created beginning in 1612 by Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France, for a new residence she constructed, the Luxembourg Palace. The garden today is owned by the French Senate, which meets in the Palace. It covers 23 hectares and is known for its lawns, tree-lined promenades, flowerbeds, the model sailboats on its circular basin, and for the picturesque Medici Fountain, built in 1620.