Latin quarter quartier tour

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Discover Shakespeare and Company, a historically important bookstore that is much more than meets the eye
Walk along Rue Saint-Séverin in the medieval part of the Latin Quarter
Admire the Hôtel de Cluny, one of the very rare examples of the medieval profane Gothic style
Learn more about the Sorbonne, one of the oldest universities in Europe

OVERVIEW

Why is it called ‘le Quartier Latin’? Visit the oldest part of Paris on a guided walk and get an idea of what the city looked like during the Middle Ages. In this center of university life you’ll feel the youthful energy that flows through the Latin Quarter’s ancient streets and monuments.

WHAT TO EXPECT

This 2-hour guided walking tour of the Latin Quarter takes you to the very heart of medieval Paris, and you’ll get an idea what this area, now renowned for its elegance and sophistication, used to be like.

As you walk along the cobblestone streets, you’ll come across many students who attend the district’s various universities, including the Sorbonne, world-famous for its high standards and centuries-old traditions.

The area exudes a youthful spirit of rebellion and progressive ideas, which are in contrast with the ancient streets and churches of the medieval era. This is Paris where tradition truly meets the future.

Your tour takes you through the many layers of the Latin Quarter. Along with the historic monuments and beautiful, old-world architecture, you’ll find the hottest jazz clubs of Paris, as well as nightclubs, cocktail bars, and hip restaurants.

SOME OF THE SITES WE’ll VISIT

Shakespeare and Co., Rue Saint Séverin, Hotel de Cluny, La Sorbonne, the Pantheon and much more.

MEETING POINT

The meeting point is at the horseman statue (Charlemagne) in front of Notre Dame. Your guide will be carrying a red canvas tote bag.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Tour operates rain or shine. Every tour (especially out of the city excursions) can be done by a car, a van, a mini bus, or in case of a large group (+20 people) a bus.

Category

Quartier tours

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Latin quarter