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Uncover Paris’ complex and colorful history on a 2-hour walking tour of the exquisite Left Bank. With an expert guide, learn about the events and characters that have touched this famous neighborhood. Pass centuries-old universities, sprawling cemeteries and iconic sites like Notre Dame Cathedral and the Cluny Museum. From the Pantheon to the immaculate Luxembourg Gardens, you’ll discover how people, art and cultural revolution has shaped the City of Light.


  • 2-hour walking tour of Paris' historic Left Bank
  • Discover the history, legends and secrets of this district from your knowledgeable guide
  • See top monuments and landmarks like the Sorbonne, Notre Dame and the Cluny Museum
  • Learn about famous characters who touched the area like Jim Morrison and Ernest Hemingway
  • Stroll through the gorgeous Luxembourg Gardens

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What You Can Expect

Paris Latin Quarter Walking Tour

Paris Latin Quarter Walking Tour
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You'll walk along the Latin Quarter's ancient streets and see Paris' three most beautiful churches: Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Chapelle and St. Etienne du Mont. You'll also pass famous institutes and universities, exquisite fountains and statues, art treasures from the Middle Ages, student haunts and the Left Bank abodes of Sigmund Freud, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, the beat poets and Jim Morrison.

Sights of the Latin Quarter Walking Tour include:

  • Learning about Notre Dame Cathedral's history and architecture, with its detailed facade
  • St. Chapelle, built to house Christ's crown of thorns and a piece of the cross
  • Sorbonne University, the most prestigious university in France
  • Conciergerie, the brutal prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution
  • Cluny Museum, the Middle Ages museum of Paris, containing the famous "Lady and the Unicorn" tapestries
  • St. Etienne du Mont, a beautiful church that houses the tomb of St Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris
  • Place St. Michel, the beating heart of the Latin Quarter
  • "Bouquinistes", the famous book and poster vendors lining the banks of the Seine River

Customer Reviews

Julia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had an amazing time and this tour was well worth it as the area is very rich in culture and architecture. It made the rest of our stay quite deightful as our hotel was in the Latin Quarters and my husband and I was able to visit the different areas that was pointed out to us to buy souveneirs and to eat. Great guide and he was very patient and attentive to all that were on the tour.

Barbara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour guide Gill from Fat Bike Tire Tours was excellent. Very personable and made tour enjoyable. Got to see lots of famous sites and was very knowledgeable about the history behind them. Lots of walking - amazing way to get a great overview of the Latin quarter - I stayed in this area last year and never got to explore it in as much dept as I did with this tour. Highly recommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour guide


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved it so much history, great guide

Kelly T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Even though we had chilly weather, this was a great tour to see many gorgeous things quickly. Our guide Gil was very smart and pleasant, and I truly enjoyed the time.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

I was with a very small group for this tour and our guide Paul was fantastic. He was very knowledgable and the tour went quickly. Having my child with me, I was concerned that the tour would require a lot of walking, but that wasn't the case at all. The Paris Latin Quarter is worth visiting in depth and this is a fun, great way to start.

Patti R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Sonja was an excellent guide - responsive, knowledgeable, personable and down to earth. She asked us questions about what we wanted to know. She wanted to make sure our experience met our expectations. Sonja was so good, we booked another tour with her two days later for the Marais District. Thank you, Sonja. Patti and Bruce Rizer from New Zealand

Jenny P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The tour guide was fabulous!

Paul K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Paul was a great guide! It was fun and interesting. Learned a lot in 2 hours.

Kent Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Our guide was very knowledgable, willing to linger at spots of interest, and really provided a lot of new information about this district of Paris. Highly recommended!

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