Make your way to the Île de la Cité, where this tour begins at Notre Dame Cathedral: visiting the towering medieval cathedral with a guide means you won’t miss any of the stories and secrets behind the gargoyles, architectural details, and brilliant stained glass.
After you exit the cathedral, 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.