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Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Latin Quarter Tour with Pétanque and Charcuterie

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Paris, France
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3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Stroll through Paris’ Bohemian past with this guided walking tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. Explore these neighborhoods known as havens for the city’s intellectuals and artists, and stop in at a local café to enjoy a savory charcuterie platter. Visit the oldest park in Paris and try your hand at the beloved French ballgame pétanque. See the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral and browse the shelves at the city’s first English bookstore. Numbers are limited to 12 for a personalized small-group experience.
  • 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
Delve into Paris’s famously artistic quarters on a small-group walking tour. Make your way to the Pantheon in the afternoon to meet your knowledgeable guide, and enjoy a short stroll to the charming neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the city’s 6th arrondissement. Admire cafés, bookstores and unique storefronts as your guide shares stories of the famous musicians, poets and artists who called the area home throughout the decades.
Stop in at a charming local café and enjoy an assiette de charcuterie — a favorite Parisian lunch featuring an assortment of artisan cheeses, meats and pâtés. Purchase a glass of wine to accompany your meal if you like. 
Continue on to the pleasant Place Dauphine — the oldest Square in Paris. Take part in a round of pétanque, a ball game favored throughout France in which opposing teams try to toss metal balls closest to a wooden marker. Think of it as a cross between horseshoe and bocce ball. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as you learn the rules and techniques from your guide.
Next, stroll through Paris’ Latin Quarter and peruse the titles at the city’s first English bookstore. Your 3.5-hour tour concludes outside the famed Notre Dame Cathedral, where you can continue exploring on your own.

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Excellent tour
Sandy B
, Jul 2018
I loved this tour. We stopped for a dessert at a pastry shop that had the France colors on the awning which is a sign of esteem in Paris. Wonderful treat. I would have liked to sit to enjoy it though along with some water. I also was not aware the tour would stop at a different spot than it started which caused a little stress for me a directionally challenged person but I did find my way.
Fantastique!
wjm718
, Jul 2018
Baptiste was a great guide, very knowledgeable and a pleasure! He was such a gentleman with a great sense of humor and was very accommodating to our and take it with Baptiste, you won't be requests. I would highly recommend this tour, you won't be disappointed!
Very worthwhile tour of...
Robert
, Oct 2017
Very worthwhile tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. My tour guide, Arthur, went out of his way to make this an extensive review of the neighborhood. He was both friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Paris.
My husband and I were lucky enough...
Susan S
, Oct 2017
My husband and I were lucky enough to get a tour guide to ourselves. Tim was great - a wealth of information and an incredibly nice guy to spend the afternoon with. We loved being able to walk the street of Paris, and learn more about the city's incredible history. And ending the tour with bread, cheese, pastis and petonque was perfect.
Highly recommended. Vivienne was highly...
Rodney S
, Oct 2017
Highly recommended. Vivienne was highly knowledgable, down to earth and dedicated.
Our tour was amazing. Arthur was...
Tracey H
, Oct 2017
Our tour was amazing. Arthur was very knowledgeable about the area and a real pleasure to be with. Highly recommended the tour
Rafael was a good tour guide. He...
Paola D
, Oct 2017
Rafael was a good tour guide. He provided a lot of information about the areas we visited and we all had a very interesting conversation with him. The charcuterie sample platter was good too. We did not play a game of petanque, so this should be removed from the description of the tour.
Very enjoyable tour. Adele was very...
Rosemary m
, Aug 2017
Very enjoyable tour. Adele was very informative and fun.
What fun! An interesting, great way...
sheila_gunby
, Jul 2017
What fun! An interesting, great way to see these sections of Paris. Our tour guides were great! Highly recommend.
We had an absolutely wonderful...
Elizabeth B
, May 2017
We had an absolutely wonderful afternoon exploring Paris with our guide, Adele. As soon as we met her, we knew we would have a great day. We explored hidden streets and sampled local sweets. We can't wait to go back and visit the area again. Thank you Adele! Beth, Andy and Carmen (the dog).

Product code: 5944BOHEMIANPARIS

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