Secrets of the Left Bank free tour: From Notre Dame to Pantheon

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Registered on December 10, 2019

We are Discover Walks: Europe's #1 for custom and private tours. When you pick a tour, you ask yourself: does it rate high? But you can also ask: will they both show me the must-see landmarks and “take me backstage” for a taste of the real city? Do they keep their groups small, with good facetime with the guide? Will my guide be not some expat, but a true local with a passion for her/his hometown? A guide able to give me more than just facts, dates and figures? In other words, will I be just another tourist? Or will they “lift the curtain” for me? Discover Walks creates tours that include both the tourist must-sees and locals’ hidden gems. We select guides who are true locals with great personalities. We train them to be engaging and personable and to tell a story well. We keep our groups small, by adding an extra guide when necessary. Welcome on our tours!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

See what 2,000 years of civilization can produce on this tour of Left Bank. Explore the area of Notre Dame, Sorbonne University and the Pantheon. 

Immerse yourself in the fine art of student life, Paris-style. Walk the secret medieval streets and discover the cozy cafés you can get back to. Learn more about Victor Hugo, Cyrano de Bergerac and Hemingway and find out about their connexion to the neighborhood. Stroll the side of Paris that has art, ideas and revolution in it. 
Tour ends near metro station: Cluny, and RER station Luxembourg.

Important information: 
- Lasts around 90 minutes, in English, along a short and comfortable route 
- Engaging and enthusiastic, born-and-raised local guide 
- This is a free tour: At the end of the tour, pay what you want. 
- We walk rain or shine. In hot weather, we keep to the shade, and the guide brings fans for everyone. So just look for the guide in a pink vest!

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  • Meeting point:
    77 Rue Galande 75005 Paris France
    77 Rue Galande 75005 Paris France
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    We meet outside ODETTE at 77 rue Galande. Your guide will be wearing a bright pink vest.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Sean 28 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Knowledgeable, humouous, easy walking pace
veerle 06 Nov 2022
Honestly, I can not give the guru a 1star for his/her performance because I don't know if it could've been good . I can not evaluate the guide because he/she simply didn't show up. Ok, it was raining heavily but there were about 10-12 people waiting in front of Odette. No show of the guide... At least he/she could have called Odette and have them tell us the tour was cancelled. Now we all waited for about 15 min. It was our last day in Paris. We arranged the whole morning around this tour. We couldn't do much before 11 am and not after 11.30 because then it was time to go home. Too bad, first time Guruwalk but not a good experience...
Brenda 13 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022
Walking tours are a great introduction to a city. Afterwards, I’m always glad I took the trouble to find the meeting point, which in this case seemed obscure until the explanation, and followed along and listened.
zalin 02 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022
Juliet is such a nice and funny guide! She made everyone feel welcome at the very beginning, gave info in a simple manner, with jokes and laughter- no heavy facts and lots of dates. I would definitely recommend this tour and guide! And will be back!
geny 31 Aug 2022
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Shaun was most informative knowledgeable and funny
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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