Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.
- 4-hour walking tour of Paris’ bohemian neighborhoods: Saint-Germain and the Latin Quarter
- Explore Saint-Germain with a guide, learning about famous ex-residents like Ernest Hemingway
- Enjoy a plate of charcuterie at a wine bar on the banks of the Seine River
- Play a game of Pétanque (lawn bowling) in Place des Vosges, Paris’ oldest square
- Visit an English bookstore in the Latin Quarter
- Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures personalized attention
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This tour lets you experience Paris like a local with a game of Pétanque and, of course, cheese and wine! You’ll also discover Paris’ quirkier side while exploring two of its best bohemian neighborhoods.
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What You Can Expect
Walk through Saint-Germain’s bustling streets, hearing tales of famous ex-residents such as Ernest Hemingway and Jim Morrison along the way, and then wander down to the UNESCO-listed embankments of the Seine River. Stop to enjoy an assiette de charcuterie in an atmospheric wine bar, and feast on a picture-perfect Parisian lunch of decadent cheeses, cured meats and rich pâtés. Wine is available for you to buy at your own expense, if you wish.
Work off your lunch with a walk to the oldest square in Paris – Place des Vosges – for a game of Pétanque. The popular lawn bowling game is played in nearly every town across France, and players of all ages love it! Enjoy a glass of wine while discussing the game with your teammates and guide. Listen carefully: you'll learn the rules and hear tips to knock your opponents’ balls out of the way.
After your game, walk to the Latin Quarter, through St Michel, and take a peek inside Paris’ first English bookstore. Tucked away in one of the area’s medieval houses, the shop is a book lover’s paradise packed to the rafters with literature. Spend some time browsing the shelves and shopping, if you wish.
Enjoy a final walk to Paris' undisputed masterpiece of Gothic architecture: Notre Dame Cathedral. Pose for photos, hear tales of the building’s history, and then bid your guide a fond farewell.
A really authentic and interesting tour - one that gave us a good understanding of the Left Bank, and one which had depth as well as some lovely twists - given by a personable, engaging and informative tour guide. Really enjoyed the visit to the bar - for charcuterie and drinks - and the game of boules at the end; the setting was unpretentious and it capped what was an enjoyable afternoon.
my first time visiting Paris , and wanted to take this walk since i was staying in the Latin Quarter. I was very enjoyable , our guide met us promptly at 2pm and off we went , he was very imformative and you could tell he really knew a lot this area . We started at the Pantheon, then the university area, Luxembourg gardens, which was gorgeous, and then we stop to have a Charcuterie tasting, i was fun to sit for a while and get to know the other tourist in the group. After that we play a game of Petanque, it was really fun. We walked along the Seine and ended up at Notre Dame. All in all, i thought it was a great way to start my first day in Paris. i recommend this tour to anyone who really wants to get a feel of the Parisian lifestyle.