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Latin Quarter: the most curious anecdotes. Small groups

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Adriana
Registered on February 22, 2021

Of Venezuelan origin, lawyer and translator by training. I dedicated myself for many years to the world of brands and entrepreneurship. My passion for travel, photography, architecture, literature, gastronomy and the art of the good life brought me to Paris my eternal favorite destination. For me it is a great pleasure to be able to show the hidden faces of this wonderful city. Get out of the clichés and tell those little anecdotes that turn a simple walk into a playful and evocative walk. Somehow I have my own version of the city. Built with many kilometers on foot, many authors who lived it to the fullest, in my own way of seeing and living it. Sharing this city with you is one of my most cherished dreams come true.

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

Tour description

The Latin Quarter begins on the Ile de la Cité. That was where the history of Paris began. The Romans called her Lutetia. Its most emblematic monument is the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
This Gothic church has been an inspiration for many authors, especially for Victor Hugo, the great French writer who immortalized his characters Esmeralda and Quasi Modo in his masterpiece Notre Dame de Paris.
On this tour of the Latin Quarter we will be able to admire the Cathedral from a distance and learn a little about its history.
Then we will enter the Latin Quarter. We will walk along Rue de La Huchette, a very special street full of small restaurants and places where you can enjoy live music and even swing dancing.
We will visit the legendary Shakespeare & Company bookstore, the most important English-speaking bookstore in the city.
We will visit the park where the oldest tree in the city is located and we will continue our way towards Rue Saint Jacques, one of the oldest streets and one of the longest at a kilometer and a half in length.
We will visit many curious places with incredible anecdotes. We will visit the first headquarters of the Sorbonne University and then enter the Boulevard Saint Germain de Près where we will visit the oldest cafe in Paris, the place where the guillotine was invented, the Odeon Square, the Church of Saint Germain des Près, the oldest in Paris and the area of ​​literary cafes where Paris became the meeting place of the most renowned intellectuals, philosophers and plastic artists of the 20th century.



  • Meeting Point Plaza Saint Michel
  • Quais Saint-Michel (St. Michael's Quay)
  • View of the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral
  • Shakespeare & Company Bookstore
  • Square René Viviani
  • Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre Church
  • Saint-Jacques Street
  • Sorbonne University
  • Boulevard Saint Germain
  • Le Procope
  • Saint Germain des Pres Church
  • Flore Coffee
  • Café Les Deux Magots


I invite you to join me on this tour of the Latin Quarter full of curious stories, symbolism, crucial moments in the history of Paris.

To offer a more pleasant and close experience, the groups are small.

I'll wait for you!



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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Fontaine Saint-Michel, Pl. Saint-Mich...
    Fontaine Saint-Michel, Pl. Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris, France
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    I will be in front of the Saint Michel Fountain with a black umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Fontaine Saint-Michel
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Quai Saint-Michel
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Rue de la Huchette
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Shakespeare and Company
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Square Rene Viviani
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Eglise Saint-Julien-Le-Pauvre
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Cadran Solaire by Salvador Dali
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Statue of Michele de Montaigne
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Place de l'Odeon
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Le Procope
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Café de Flore

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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Eddy 21 May 2024
Lattes

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Definitivamente fue una grata sorpresa este tour que me mostró una cara poco conocida y muy interesante del Barrio Latino en París. Adriana es capaz de transportar en el tiempo a su audiencia con su interesante y bien documentada historia de los orígenes y la evolución de un sector vital de París como el Barrio Latino. Definitivamente 199% recomendado.
carolina 14 Apr 2024
Panama City

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
Absolutamente perfecto!!! RECOMENDABLE!!! Adriana nos preparó un tour muy interesante por el Barrio Latino.
Sílvia 14 Feb 2024
Viana do Castelo

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
Es pena que no haya podido realizar el tour con Adriana, porque los comentarios que tiene son muy buenos. Al final, como se ha cancelado por no haber numero minimo de participantes, he escojido otro tour en otra plataforma, y me he quedado sorprendida porque eramos un grupo de 40 personas!! No se como uno tiene 40 personas a la misma hora y otro no tiene numero minimo para hacer el tour. No deberia ser permitido hacer tours con tanta gente, al final te pierdes la conexion con el guia y pasa a ser una simple caminada por las calles. Las plataformas, al direccionar las inscriciones, deberian tener esto en cuenta.
Cortes 11 Feb 2024
Albacete

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Travelled in family - Feb 2024
Adriana es una guía estupenda. Nos lo ha explicado todo al detalle y es una persona encantadora. Recomiendo a todo el mundo el tour.
María 08 Feb 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Interesante visita para conocer detalles menos conocidos del barrio Latino
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
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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