With its dark sanctuary illuminated by candles, the church has a somber and spiritual ambience.
The architecture combines various styles, with a simple nave from the 13th-century and stained-glass windows dating from the 14th and 15th centuries.
Except for the Boulevard Saint-Michel, this quarter has a distinct old-world character.
Wander off into the side streets to explore the pedestrian lanes.
In contrast to the narrow medieval streets that are tightly packed in most of the quarter, the Boulevard Saint-Michel is a wide modern avenue designed by Haussmann in the 19th century.
The Boulevard Saint-Michel is lined with artsy bookstores, clothing shops, busy cafés, and other student hangouts.
At the end of Boulevard Saint-Michel, a few steps away from the Seine River, is the Place Saint-Michel.