The Latin Quarter: 2000 Years of Parisian History

Duration: 1h and 45min
Quality Verified Registered on March 22, 2022

We're a team of passionate and knowledgeable guides who love nothing more than sharing our love for Paris with visitors from around the world. Our tours are not just informative, they are also entertaining, and our focus is always on having fun and meeting new people. As locals, we understand that Paris is more than just a collection of landmarks and historical sites. We are proud of our city's unique and vibrant culture, and we strive to showcase it in our tours. Whether it's telling you about the latest trendy café, sharing our favorite secret spots, or revealing the backstory behind some of the city's most famous landmarks, we're always eager to share our insider knowledge.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Step back in time and discover the rich history of Paris' Latin Quarter, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Join us on a 2-hour free walking tour and become an expert on the centuries of history that have shaped this iconic area.

We will begin the tour at Cardinal Lemoine metro station. From there, you'll experience the charm and wonder of the Latin Quarter as you explore its many historical sites, including: 

  • Lutetia Arenas, a reminder of Paris' Roman roots
  • The homes of famous writers, scientists, and artists
  • Iconic squares such as Place Monge, Place de la Contrescarpe, and Place de l’Estrapade
  • Some of the oldest streets in Paris, including Rue Mouffetard and Rue d’Ulm
  • Prestigious universities and high schools
  • The location where the hit TV show Emily in Paris was filmed
  • The iconic Panthéon

This tour is a must for anyone interested in the history of Paris, but it's also much more than that! Your guide will share legends and secrets hidden in the neighborhood's cobbled streets, revealing the stories behind iconic landmarks like the Panthéon, historic fountains, and stunning metro stations.

Discover facts and anecdotes not found on the internet and share fascinating stories with friends and family. This tour is guaranteed to capture your attention and leave you with memories to last a lifetime. 
Book now and experience the magic of Paris' Latin Quarter! 

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  • Meeting point:
    Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France
    Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France
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    The meeting point is at Cardinal Lemoine metro station near the HSBC bank at 29b rue Monge.

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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RJ 04 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Claire is an excellent guide; she loves the area, is quite knowledgeable and her choice of locations is thoughtful and meaningful! Highly her tour and the Latin Quarter. Thank you.
Josh 04 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Fantastic tour, Claire is knowledgeable and fun
Frank 01 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
We really enjoyed this tour - our guide was also very accommodating, our flight delayed us so we had to meet the group on their second stop. She communicated with us constantly so that we could still participate.
Kim 21 Feb 2023

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Travelled in group - Feb 2023
I have stayed in the Latin Quarter many times, but this tour brought the area to life in a different way. I loved it! I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Paris.
Cecilia 21 Feb 2023

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Travelled in group - Feb 2023
Un tour recomendado debido a los puntos muy interesantes muchas veces desconocidos por los turistas o viajeros. Lo recomiendo plenamente. …. De inicio con el Arena romano a fin con el Panteón, formidable.
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.

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