Latin Quarter Tour by Walkative!

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on June 06, 2024

Walkative was established in 2007 by a group of young enthusiasts who also happened to be licensed tour guides. Today, we operate in 20 cities in countries across all of Europe and beyond, including France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Ukraine and Israel. We have already guided more than 3 million tourists, with more than 350 000 in 2023 only! Despite this growth, we stay true to our values: be local and present the history of our cities in a professional, yet entertaining way, accessible for everybody, regardless their budget. We provide service not only in big, well established places like Berlin, Paris or Krakow, but also smaller, less known, yet no less fascinating locations, like Nice, Toruń or Lublin. We cooperate with highly trained, professional guides providing both engaging tip-based and regular fixed-price tours. And most importantly - we know our cities by heart! Join us and stay Walkative!

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

Tour description

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.     

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, F...
    37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France
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    We meet in front of the Shakespeare and Company - please look there for a yellow Walkative! umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Shakespeare and Company
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Eglise Saint-Severin
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Sorbonne Université
  • 4
    Outside visit
    A Paris pantheon
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Jardin du Luxembourg
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Odeon Theater
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Fontaine Saint-Michel

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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Carole 10 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Allistair was fantastic!
orit 06 Jul 2024
Tel Aviv-Yafo

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Very nice guy. Friendly, smily and walk slowly:) so we can really enjoy the streets. Wet got good information about the past and the present and saw very impotent places. We enjoyed the tour!!!!
Marina 04 Jul 2024
New York

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Lucie was enthusiastic. Latin quarter is definitely worth visiting while in Paris. We enjoyed the tour
Anila 01 Jul 2024
New Delhi

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Jay was an amazing guide who walked us through the latin quarters and exposed us to a previously unknown side of Paris. His deep knowledge and fun attitude made it quite easy and comfortable to explore and learn at the same time. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to sign up for a walking tour of the quarter.
Paola 28 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Jay was a great guide, knowledgeable, and full of insights! Highly recommended :)
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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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