From the Middle Ages to the XIXth century
The Parisians call it the "Quartier Latin", you will love it too!
For the unforgettable view of the river, the maze of small medieval streets, the unique outdoor book stalls lining the riverbank, , the charm of Saint Julien le Pauvre, the dramatic look of Saint Michael slaying the devil at the fountain…
The district is today a popular hangout for students, yet a prominent tourist attraction with deep historical roots. It is a lovely leisurely walk for the first encounter with Paris.
We will start in the shadow of Notre Dame to talk about the origin of Paris and about how the Gothic style was born in the Ile de France , then walk through some narrow cobbled streets in what was once Lutetia, passing the charming Viviani square , the one and only Sylvia Beach's Shakespeare and Co, Saint Severin flamboyant Gothic church, heading afterwards to Place Saint-Michel, the heart of the Latin Quarter. Last will be the ancient Roman baths housing the Cluny Museum.
And if you want I am happy to customize the tour for you. Please inquire for a quote.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: In the garden of square Viviani ,25 Quai de Montebello, 75005 Paris, by the central fountain.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: near metro Cluny la Sorbonne , at the intersection of Boulevard Saint michel and Boulevard Saint Germain
Duration: 2 hours
No transportation needed for the walking tour itself.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.