Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Take a 2.5-hour Semi-Private (8 Guest Maximum) guided walking tour of one of Paris’ oldest and most beloved neighborhoods—the Latin Quarter. You'll start by Notre-Dame Cathedral before making your way on foot to the playground of French students and the Lost Generation. Sights include the Panthéon and Luxembourg Garden. This semi-private tour is limited to 8 people to provide personal attention from a guide.

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  • What's included :
    • DURATION 2 - 2.5 HOURS
    What's excluded :
    • Tour Price Does NOT Include Hotel Pickup or Drop-Off (We Recommend UBER or Taxi)
    • Tour Does NOT Include Gratuities (OPTIONAL)
    • This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Entry/Admission - Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
    • Entry/Admission - Musee De Cluny
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Latin Quarter, 75005 Paris France

    Meet your private guide on Ile de la Cité to begin your Latin Quarter walking tour at Notre-Dame Cathedral.

    Then walk across the Seine and onto the Left Bank, into the Parisian neighborhood that both Hemingway and Fitzgerald, among other writers, once called home. From ancient Roman ruins to the backdrops for Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris, this tour takes you through the centuries that have shaped this historical and cultural district.

    Learn about its intellectual roots at the Sorbonne, or discuss the famous thinkers buried under the Panthéon’s majestic dome. Pal around with today’s literati as you browse the stacks at Shakespeare and Company bookstore, and then discover Luxembourg Garden (Jardin du Luxembourg), the most beautiful park for finding a bench and reading a few chapters. There’s no shortage of fascinating stories that your guide shares with you as you stroll along the cobbled streets of the Latin Quarter, each more charming than the last.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ile de la Cite, 75001 Paris France

    Once at the meeting point, you will start your tour by exploring ile de la cite, the oldest settlement in Paris. Once known as Lutetia, this former Roman city was the predecessor of present-day Paris, from which the city grew outwards.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris France

    From here, you will see the infamous Notre-Dame Cathedral – the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages, distinguished for its size, antiquity and architectural interest.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Fontaine Saint-Michel, 7 B Place Saint Michel, 75005 Paris France

    You will then pass by the Saint-Michel fountain, a monumental fountain commissioned by Haussmann, under Napoleon III. It depicts the archangel Michael vanquishing the Devil, evoking thoughts of the battle between Good and Evil.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, 37 rue de la Bucherie Quartier Latin, 75005 Paris France

    Next we will head towards Shakespeare and Company, a bookstore unlike any other. Just minutes from Notre Dame, it is arguably one of the most famous bookshops in the world where literary types from the Beatnik Generation would find a home through the 1950s and 60s.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Eglise Saint Julien Le Pauvre, 1 rue Saint Julien le Pauvre, 75005 Paris France

    Following on, you will see the Melkite Greek Catholic parish church, Saint Julien le Pauvre, one of the city’s oldest religious buildings.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Eglise Saint-Severin, Rue des Pretres-St-Severin Quartier Latin, Paris France

    You will also see the Roman Catholic church of Saint Séverin, one of the oldest churches that remains standing on the Left Bank and which continues to be used as a place of worship.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Musee De Cluny, 28 rue du Sommerard, 75005 Paris France

    After this, we will head towards the Musée de Cluny, also known as the National Museum of the Middle Ages. This museum is partially constructed on the the remnants of the third century Gallo-Roman baths and houses famous collections from the 1st to the 15th centuries.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: La Sorbonne, Paris France

    Next we will head towards the infamous Sorbonne University, a college that became the epicentre of knowledge. The history of the Sorbonne is closely linked to that of the creation of the French university.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris France

    We will then head towards the Pantheon, a building originally built as a church dedicated to St Genevieve, but now functions as a secular mausoleum, containing the remains of notable French citizens such as Voltaire and Rousseau.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Luxembourg Gardens, Rue de Medicis Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris France

    We will then go to the beautiful Luxembourg gardens, situated on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. The gardens, inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence were created in 1612 upon the initiative of Queen Marie de Medici and cover 25 hectares of land.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont de Paris, 6 Place Sainte Genevieve, 75005 Paris France

    If we have time, we will see the church of Saint-Éienne du Mont, which contains the shrine of St Geneviève, as well as the tomb of Jean Racine.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Wall of Philip II Augustus, Rue Clovis, 75004 Paris France

    We will also pass by the Wall of Philip August, the oldest city wall in Paris. The wall was built during the struggles between Philipp II of France and the Anglo-Norman House of Plantagenet, as the French King ordered a stone wall to be built in order to protect the French capital before leaving for the Third Crusade.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Babylon Tours Paris, 75001 Paris France

    You’ve seen it in the movies, but what do you really know about Paris? We’ll share its stories, secrets, and scandals with you while exploring all of the places you won’t find on your own. Wander the streets and museums of the world’s most popular city on a small group or private tour of Paris. Our English speaking guides at Babylon Tours get you priority entrance and help you skip the lines at the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay. Go beyond the Eiffel Tower and experience Paris with Babylon Tours.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Cité, 75004 Paris, France
    Departure Time :
    1:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Latin Quarter, Paris, France
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
    • A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour. We recommend comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can’t be visited from the inside.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Babylon Tours LLC

Activity ID: V-6353P16

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