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Latin Quarter free walking tour
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Embrace the bohemian spirit of Paris as you join us on an unforgettable journey through the city's historic and enchanting Latin Quarter. This captivating tour will transport you back in time, as you explore the winding cobblestone streets, beautiful gardens, and hidden gems that have inspired generations of artists, writers, and philosophers. Don't miss the opportunity to discover the heart of intellectual and artistic Paris on this unique and engaging walking tour.
Our passionate local guides will lead you through the picturesque streets of the Latin Quarter, revealing the stories and secrets that have shaped this iconic neighbourhood. Founded in the Middle Ages, the Latin Quarter was once the centre of learning and culture in Paris, as students from around the world flocked to the prestigious University of Paris, now known as the Sorbonne. As you wander through the maze of narrow streets, you'll uncover the origins of the neighbourhood's name, which stems from the Latin language spoken by these mediaeval scholars.
The tour begins at the charming Shakespeare & Company bookstore, a haven for literature lovers and aspiring writers. As we explore the vibrant streets, lined with quaint cafes, bistros, and bookshops, you'll understand why the Latin Quarter has attracted famous figures such as Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and Simone de Beauvoir.
No visit to the Latin Quarter is complete without admiring the stunning Panthéon, a neoclassical monument housing the remains of France's most revered icons, including Voltaire, Rousseau, and Marie Curie. We'll also venture into the serene Luxembourg Gardens, a lush oasis in the heart of Paris, where you can take a leisurely stroll or enjoy a picnic surrounded by meticulously manicured lawns and exquisite sculptures.
The Latin Quarter is famous for its bustling nightlife. From lively jazz clubs and traditional cabarets to intimate wine bars and historic pubs, there's no shortage of options for those looking to immerse themselves in the neighborhood's energetic atmosphere. Our guides will be happy to provide recommendations for the perfect spot to enjoy a well-deserved glass of wine or delectable French cuisine after your tour.
Join us on the Latin Quarter Paris walking tour, and be inspired by the captivating tales of this bohemian neighbourhood, its rich history, and its enduring artistic spirit. This unforgettable experience will leave you enamoured with the Latin Quarter and eager to uncover more of its hidden treasures.
Book your spot on this captivating tour and let the magic of the Latin Quarter sweep you away!
ℹ️ ⚠️ ATTENTION - booking rules
Please note that our free tours are designed for individual travelers and small private groups only. Hence, we do not accept parties of 8 or more people on regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a private tour in advance.
If you show up at the meeting point with the bigger group our guide will ask you for the payment (12 eur/person) before the tour or cancel your reservation on the spot. To confirm your reservation please arrive 10 minutes before starting. We can not guarantee participation when you will be late.
Please note that multiply bookings (under different names) for 7 people who belong to one group will still be treated as one organized group and the guide has the right to deny participation to such parties.
This policy is implied in the best interest of our individual visitors.
Please respect our rules.
Meeting point:37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, F...37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France
We meet in front of the Shakespeare and Company - please look there for a yellow Walkative! umbrella.
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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).
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