The district is still much frequented by students, and the Saint Michel and Saint Germain boulevards are famous for the night live. The quartier Latin also goes to the 6th arrondissement with the Luxembourg garden, the Odeon, and the ambiance is quite the same as Mabillon or Saint Germain des Pres. It's also in this district that some students riots took place as students wanted tofight for their new ideologies. Philosophers as Maurras or Sartre used to make meetings at the Cafe de Flore, on boulevard Saint Germain; then their royalist (Maurras) or communist (Sartre) students made huge scuffles. A very lively district!
Nearby: Saint Michel Place, the Sainte Chapelle, Notre Dame cathedral, the Chatelet, Saint Germain des Pres, walks along the Seine river, the Pantheon, Lutece bullring, the Jardin des Plante, Mouffetard street, Paris-Sorbonne university.