• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Paris Walking Tour: Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Latin Quarter, including Charcuterie Tasting and Pétanque

Savour cheese and charcuterie

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 at the famed Notre Dame Cathedral, where you can continue exploring on your own.

Customer Reviews

Robert

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Rodney S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Highly recommended. Vivienne was highly knowledgable, down to earth and dedicated.

Tracey H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our tour was amazing. Arthur was very knowledgeable about the area and a real pleasure to be with.
Highly recommended the tour

blueboxhg1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Good pace, excellent and knowledgeable guide

Rosemary m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Very enjoyable tour. Adele was very informative and fun.

sheila_gunby

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

What fun! An interesting, great way to see these sections of Paris. Our tour guides were great! Highly recommend.

Elizabeth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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 and #39;t wait to go back and visit the area again. Thank you Adele! Beth, Andy and Carmen (the dog).

Kenneth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

I had a great time on this casual,fun,informative stroll around St. Germain-des-Pres and the Latin Quarter. Our host Arthur was engaging and very nice. We covered a lot of ground but the time flew by. I may even decide to take the tour again next time I'm in Paris.

kabercr123

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was such a wonderful tour! Our guide, Adele, was so friendly and informative. We learned so much and had such a relaxed and wonderful experience the entire time! We would definitely recommend this to anyone who wanted to get a true Parisienne view of the city!

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