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

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Paris, France

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
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
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Overview

Visit the Ile de la Cité and the Latin Quarter with a local guide on a 2.5-hour, small-group walking tour that explores one of Paris’ oldest and most atmospheric neighborhoods. Trace Parisian history from ancient Roman ruins to the romance of the ‘Lost Generation,’ while following cobblestone streets past some of the city’s key landmarks.
  • 2.5-hour Left Bank walking tour
  • Visit a historic Parisian neighborhood with a local
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Learn about French history and culture
  • Small-group tour
SEMI-PRIVATE WALKING TOUR
SEMI-PRIVATE" MEANS GROUP SIZE IS NEVER MORE THAN 8 GUESTS MAXIMUM
PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDE
DURATION 2 - 2.5 HOURS
TOUR WILL RUN, RAIN OR SHINE
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

Departure Point

Cité, 75004 Paris, France

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Latin Quarter, Paris, France
Make your way to the Île de la Cité, where this tour begins, then cross the Seine River towards the Latin Quarter—this intellectual neighborhood is the home of the Sorbonne University, and it's the historic core of the Parisian Left Bank. Hear stories about the famous thinkers and writers who made their homes here, including F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, and discover some of the landmarks that recall Paris’ ancient history. You’ll stop by the Panthéon, Roman ruins, charming shops, and the Luxembourg Gardens, with a pause to browse stacks of books at the famous Shakespeare and Company bookstore. 

Throughout the tour, the guide will share tales of the Latin Quarter’s colorful residents and vibrant history, and offer tips on the best places to check out after the tour concludes. This tour is limited to a small group of 10 people to ensure personal attention from the guide.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Latin Quarter
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ile de la Cite
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Fontaine Saint-Michel
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Shakespeare and Company Bookstore
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Eglise Saint Julien Le Pauvre
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Eglise Saint-Severin
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Musee De Cluny
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
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
La Sorbonne
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pantheon
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Luxembourg Gardens
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont de Paris
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Wall of Philip II Augustus
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Babylon Tours Paris
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
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Babylon Tours LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.

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Ferit was an incredible guide. We...
Wendy L
, Jun 2018
Ferit was an incredible guide. We got lost and detoured because of an Olympic event, and Ferit went out of his way to call us, and help us eventually catch up to to the group. He was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable.
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This was a great little tour and our...
Anne D
, Nov 2017
This was a great little tour and our guide provided some fantastic information about the cathedral and the area. He even went out of his way to show us how to use the metro and how to buy our train tickets! It's alot of walking, but worth it.
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Alex was a great tour guide. Having...
Nancy S
, Jul 2017
Alex was a great tour guide. Having grown up in this area and with his history background was a bonus for giving us extra details about the area. I was looking for a tour that included the neighborhood feel, and was pleasantly surprised at all it offered. I would definitely recommend this tour and our tour guide. We walked for about 2.5 hours, so be ready to hit the road.
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Melissa was a wonderful guide. She...
Maria M
, Oct 2016
Melissa was a wonderful guide. She was very intelligent and fun too! We would love to have her again if we come to Paris again!

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