Paris Latin Quarter - Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h
Quality Verified Registered on September 19, 2019

We are a friendly and dedicated team of guides, and we want to share our passion for traveling, life and France. We love what we do, so our goal is to give you the most fun experience and help you to find the best that the French Riviera and Paris has for you. You will be in the hands of a trusted local specialist with years of experience and vast knowledge. We wait for you!

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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

Paris Latin Quarter Walking Tour / Guided  tour  of  the  Latin  Quarter

Next to the Ile de la Cité and the majestic Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris is one of the most historic and iconic districts of Paris, the Latin Quarter. Often referred to as the student district because of the many prestigious Parisian universities found here, this little piece of Paris has so much to offer travelers looking for an authentic, historic, and bohemian experience. Walk on these magic narrow streets to discover the hidden secrets of this charming Parisian district.

In the historic heart of Paris, the Latin Quarter has been home to many generations of students for several centuries. Its name also comes from the many prestigious high schools and universities that are found in this district. Located on the left bank of the Seine, between Notre-Dame de Paris and the Luxembourg Gardens, the Latin Quarter is one of the most visited districts in the city. It’s renowned as much for its cafes as for its history and monuments, from the Pantheon to the Church of Saint-Sulpice.

Paris Middle Age Latin Quarter.

But since the Middle Ages, the Latin Quarter has built its reputation primarily on the schools that are located there. The Sorbonne, Assas, the Ecole Normale Supérieure on Rue d’Ulm, and the high schools Louis le Grand or Henri IV are all examples of the prestigious establishments found in the Latin Quarter.

Latin Traces in the Neighborhood.

This student tradition dates back to the 13th century when many colleges were founded in the neighborhood. This was the case, for example, of the college created by Robert de Sorbon in 1257, which would later go on to become the University of the Sorbonne. The name of the district also comes from medieval times. Latin was the only language used for teaching in all of these schools and universities.
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  • Meeting point:
    4 Rue des Prêtres Saint-Séverin, 7500...
    4 Rue des Prêtres Saint-Séverin, 75005 Paris, France
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    Centre Culturel Italien, 4 Rue des Pretres Saint-Séverin, 75005 Paris

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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Jane and 03 Aug 2022

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
The walk was very basic and generalised at best. I would have got more information walking myself and looking up google.
Ricardo 06 Jul 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
An interesting tour of places in Paris that the average tourist does not usually visit. Lauren was warm and ready to answer all questions asked.
Joe 30 Jun 2022

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Travelled alone - Jun 2022
Was a good tour. The two guides were very open and friendly. Great route too!
Mohini 29 Jun 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
The Latin Quarter deginitely worth visiting. The tour guides were not so knowledgeable.
Elisa 21 Jun 2022

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
I’ve been doing Walking Tours for years and this one was by far the worst I’ve ever done, unfortunately. The guru didn’t introduced herself and seemed not to know the information, because she was consulting (and sometimes even reading) her cellphone. I did not feel that was worth my time and effort to go on this tour and I definitely do not know Quartier Latin because of this tour.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
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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