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Latin Quarter (Quartier Latin) Tours

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Latin Quarter (Quartier Latin)
Paris’ Latin Quarter is a popular, historical area of the Left Bank. Home to the main Sorbonne campus, this dynamic, student-filled neighborhood was once frequented by Ernest Hemingway, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and other revolutionaries. Today it’s distinguished for its buzzing cafés, lively restaurants, and must-see landmarks.

The Basics
One of the oldest districts in Paris and home to ancient Roman ruins, the Latin Quarter has long fostered a reputation for creativity, intellectual daring, and radical politics. Its name comes from the fact that students here once spoke in Latin; founded in the 13th century, the storied Sorbonne University is still the beating heart of the neighborhood.

The area, which stretches across parts of the fifth and sixth arrondissements, is also home to a heavy concentration of destination-worthy attractions. Visitors frequent the Musée de Cluny (which is dedicated to medieval art and holds the world-famous Lady and the Unicorn tapestries), snap photos of the Panthéon, and stroll the Jardin du Luxembourg. As for culture, no Latin Quarter visit is complete without browsing the shelves at the storied Shakespeare & Company bookstore, strolling past the bouquinistes (booksellers) along the banks of the Seine, or taking in a live jazz performance. Numerous walking tours, bike tours, hop-on hop-off bus itineraries, and Seine river cruises provide other ways to soak up the area’s one-of-a-kind ambiance.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Latin Quarter is a must for all first-time visitors to Paris, especially literary buffs.
  • The area is known for its beautiful churches; Saint-Séverin and Saint-Étienne-du-Mont are both worth a visit.
  • See another side of Latin Quarter life when you venture to the Grand Mosquée de Paris. Its café serves delicious fresh mint tea.
  • Numerous cafés, restaurants, bars, and clubs abound for all your dining and nightlife needs.

How to Get There
There is some debate over the exact boundaries of the neighborhood. Roughly, the Latin Quarter is bounded by Boulevard Saint-Michel to the west, Boulevard du Port-Royal and Boulevard Saint-Marcel to the south and east, and the Seine to the north. The area is served by numerous Métro lines and buses; Saint-Michel station is a good starting point.

When to Get There
No matter the time of year, the Latin Quarter is teeming with a buzzing mix of students, locals, and visitors. As with the rest of Paris, it is at its quietest in August. The area is still host to impassioned demonstrations and protests; keep up-to-date with the news if you wish to avoid large crowds. May Day (May 1st) is a particularly popular time for such events.

Best Neighborhood Eats
Ignore the quarter’s chain eateries and tourist traps. For a delicious, casual meal and an authentically Parisian experience, head to Rue Mouffetard. Its open-air street market is home to cheese vendors, bakers, fruit sellers, and other purveyors of marvelously tempting treats.

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Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl MaxPrivate and Luxury

Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Visit the Ile de la Cité and the Latin Quarter with a local guide on a 2.5-hour, small-group walking tour that explores one of Paris’ oldest and most atmospheric neighborhoods. Trace Parisian history from ancient Roman ruins to the romance of the ‘Lost Generation,’ while following cobblestone streets past some of the city’s key landmarks.
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Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Private TourPrivate and Luxury

Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Known as the famous Left Bank gathering place of artists and intellectuals, Paris’ Latin Quarter buzzes with the rich legacy of luminaries like Hemingway, Descartes, and Dalí. Explore its bohemian past and hidden corners on a private, 2-hour walking tour led by a local guide. Trace the area’s history beginning with medieval times, and stroll past highlights like the Sorbonne, Pantheon, Shakespeare & Co. bookstore, and shooting locations from Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris.’
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Paris Food & Drink Tour Of Saint-GermainWine Tastings

Lonely Planet Experiences: Paris Food & Drink Tour Of Saint-Germain

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Stroll through Paris’ Bohemian past with this guided walking tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. Explore these neighborhoods known as havens for the city’s intellectuals and artists, and stop in at a local café to enjoy a savory charcuterie platter. Visit the oldest park in Paris and try your hand at the beloved French ballgame pétanque. See the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral and browse the shelves at the city’s first English bookstore. Numbers are limited to 12 for a personalized small-group experience.
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Paris Food Tour: French Gastronomy and HistoryHalf-day Tours

Paris Food Tour: French Gastronomy and History

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Sample the culinary delights of Paris on a walking tour through one of the city’s charming historic neighborhoods. Follow your taste buds and your guide to a handful of Parisian cafés, patisseries and specialty stores to sample authentic French favorites like foie gras, artisan cheese and fresh-baked bread, while your guide shares with you the history of the neighborhood. You’ll discuss the tastings that you enjoy and how they are used in gourmet French cooking, and top it all off with a glass of excellent French wine. Numbers are limited to eight people for a personalized small-group experience.
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Off the Beaten Track: Guided Bike Tour of Paris Local Districts and StoriesMountain Bike Tours

Off the Beaten Track: Guided Bike Tour of Paris Local Districts and Stories

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See Paris like a local as you pedal around its vibrant neighborhoods, lively markets and hidden sights on this small-group bike tour. Explore the famous Latin Quarter, the Jewish communities of Le Marais and the historic Place de la Bastille, as well as enjoying views of iconic landmarks like Notre-Dame Cathedral. With plenty of rest stops and photo opportunities, this tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing CruisePrivate and Luxury

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise

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Ensure a memorable night out in Paris with a gourmet dinner cruise along the Seine River. Float past the city’s famed monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Ile de la Cité aboard a luxury Bateaux Parisiens riverboat. Soak up the magic of Paris from an onboard dining room while enjoying a gourmet 3-course meal. Please note that Champagne and live music are also included on select 8:30pm departures.
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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise with Live MusicDay Cruises

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise with Live Music

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Glide down the River Seine while enjoying a gourmet 3-course lunch aboard a Bateaux Parisiens river cruise. Soak up views of riverside attractions like the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame and Musée d'Orsay as you dine on seasonal selections from an à la carte menu, accompanied by wine. Enjoy live entertainment and a welcome glass of Champagne for a bubbly beginning to the experience.
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Paris Private Tour by Classic French CitroënHalf-day Tours

Paris Private Tour by Classic French Citroën

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Put a twist on the typical Paris sightseeing tour with a private drive around the city in a Citroën Traction—a classic French car. Inside the open-top vehicle with a retractable roof, drive through neighborhoods like Montmartre and the Latin Quarter and pass by major sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and the Moulin Rouge. Learn about the city from a guide as you go. Up to four people can fit in one car.
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The Darkest Secrets of ParisHistorical Tours

The Darkest Secrets of Paris

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Let's experience Paris’s dark side on a spine-chilling night walk! Paris is not only the city of love, but also a real haunted city. Many historical murders, crimes and fantastic legends have written the story of the city. We will spend two hours together during which we will discover the dark secrets of Notre Dame district, the french version of "Romeo & Juliette" tragic couple, the most famous ghosts of the city, and the captivating horror stories about the historical buildings. You will hear about supernatural places and creepy legends from the ghosts to the mysterious 'Vampire of Montparnasse'. We will visit the strangest murder spots and, if we are lucky enough, we will see a real ghost! ;) Just kidding. If you like creepy stories and legends, this is a must do experience!
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Private Tour: Secrets of Notre Dame & Latin Quarter with a Local Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Secrets of Notre Dame & Latin Quarter with a Local

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Make your way through the Latin Quarter and see how the hidden gems unfold before your eyes. Admire Saint-Sulpice and hear about the stories behind this second largest church in Paris! Did you know this landmark was featured in a famous film? Find out which one, thanks to your local host. Follow your local host through the Luxembourg Palace and gardens. This former royal residence is now home to gorgeous greenery and statues. Spot the different architecture interwind in the Pantheon and learn all about its historical significance. The road of glory will lead you to the Sorbonne University, where some of Paris' brightest minds get their education. Dig more in-depth in the past and learn all about Lutecia, the Paris of the Romans, at the Roman Baths. Finally, end with a jewel: Notre Dame! This fabulous example of Gothic architecture survived a fire and still stands strong to tell its stories and mysteries.
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Paris by Night City of Lights Sightseeing Guided Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Paris by Night City of Lights Sightseeing Guided Bike Tour

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Pedal through the City of Light on an evening bike tour. Follow your guide past Paris' top attractions, such as the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the famous Berthillon ice cream shop, and listen to commentary along the way. After a relaxing ride through the illuminated city, top off your tour with a cruise along the Seine paired with a glass of wine.
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Paris Your Perfect Day in the City Custom Private TourDay Trips

Paris Your Perfect Day in the City Custom Private Tour

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Experience Paris like an insider, and see the city’s popular attractions and secret hidden gems on a half- or full-day private tour that’s designed just for you. On this custom, private tour, you choose what you want to see in the city, and your ideal day in Paris is pre-planned for you, complete with round-trip transportation. Catch sight of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral or the Eiffel Tower. Whether you’re interested in history, art, food, or something else, your guide (who’s born and raised in the City of Light) helps you make the most of your time in Paris.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 7 hours
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6-Hour Private Custom Tour of ParisHalf-day Tours

6-Hour Private Custom Tour of Paris

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Marvel over medieval monuments and modern masterpieces on this private 6-hour of Paris. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around the Latin Quarter; admire icons like Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Louvre; and pose for photos beneath the Eiffel Tower. Your itinerary is yours to customize as you please, so you could enjoy window-shopping along the Champs-Élysées, admire the grand architecture of Place de la Concorde or get off-the-beaten-track and seek out little-known sights.
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Heart of Paris: Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise Skip the line Sainte ChapelleCultural Tours

Heart of Paris: Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise Skip the line Sainte Chapelle

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This small-group tour lets you discover the historical delights of Île de la Cité, one of Paris' most beautiful locations. You have skip-the-line access to Sainte-Chapelle with a guide to explain the historical significance. Tour the exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral and learn about its restoration work. Bonus: view Paris’ magnificent landmarks from the vantage point of the Seine River with a flexible cruise ticket.
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Hidden Paris Secrets Bike Tour with small groupMountain Bike Tours

Hidden Paris Secrets Bike Tour with small group

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Escape the tourist trail and discover Paris like a local on this 4-hour small-group bike tour. Get off-the-beaten-track and explore Paris’ vibrant neighborhoods as you pedal around the maze-like Latin Quarter and see the Jewish quarter of Le Marais. Make the most of your local guide as you see the City of Lights from a new perspective and get a taste of the real Paris, away from the tourist crowds.
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Paris City Highlights Private Half Day Tour including Montmartre District Half-day Tours

Paris City Highlights Private Half Day Tour including Montmartre District

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Experience Paris with a knowledgeable private guide on this half-day sightseeing tour by private minivan. You’ll see the city’s major landmarks, from the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysées to Notre-Dame and the Louvre. Make several photo stops, and visit Montmartre, Paris’ legendary bohemian quarter where you have time to walk around and see its hilltop Basilique du Sacré Coeur. When booking, select a morning or afternoon tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Wine Tasting In ParisWine Tastings

Wine Tasting In Paris

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Learn about French wines while sampling your way through 6 different varietals in Paris's Latin Quarter. Taste wines from some of the country's most renowned wine regions, including Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Loire Valley and discover tips for proper sipping and savoring. Along with reds and whites you'll also get to sample an authentic Champagne. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
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Paris in a Day - Private ExperienceBus Tours

Paris in a Day - Private Experience

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Explore the atmospheric neighborhoods of Paris like a local on this private custom-made tour that cleverly combines pleasurable walking moments into the historic neighborhoods with leisure driven time around Paris. Accompanied by your guide, enjoy walking tours of the Latin Quarter and Montmartre, and admire landmarks like the Pantheon, Jardin du Luxembourg, or Basilica du Sacré-Coeur. Get to navigate like a true Parisian and learn to easily and safely use the Paris Metro. Your itinerary can be adapted to suit your group, so be sure to let your guide know of your preferences.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Paris Top Attractions & Hidden Gems around your Hotel Private Orientation TourPrivate and Luxury

Paris Top Attractions & Hidden Gems around your Hotel Private Orientation Tour

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Get an insider’s perspective on Paris with a private walking tour of your favorite neighborhood. Learn local history, discover tucked-away treasures, and get the scoop on the best places to eat, shop, and explore. Take your pick of diverse neighborhoods including Montmartre, Eiffel Tower/Champs-Elysées, St-Germain-des-Prés, Marais/Bastille, Opéra/Louvre, Montparnasse, or Panthéon/Latin Quarter. Enjoy the full attention of a private guide, who customizes your tour based on your interests and preferred pace.
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Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prisonPrivate and Luxury

Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison

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The Parisian district of Ile de la Cité is packed with standout sights—and surrounded by the picturesque waters of the Seine. Cover the highlights of the stunning, history-filled island during an enriching guided visit. See the Conciergerie, where Marie-Antoinette was once imprisoned, and walk by the remains of the Notre Dame Cathedral (closed during reconstruction). The tour includes skip-the-line admission to the famous stained glass windows of Saint Chapelle.
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See 30+ Top Paris Sights with a Fun GuidePrivate and Luxury

See 30+ Top Paris Sights with a Fun Guide

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Leave your map behind and follow me, your English showman, who will take you on exploration of 30+ top Paris’ sights. You will hear about and possibly meet some the legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Included in the tour, we will take in the incredible Eiffel Tower, a lively stroll through old Montmartre where Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso once lived, then upwards to the Sacre-Coeur for the best panoramic view of the City of Light. The show continues down with a view of the Champs élysées and the majestic Arc de Triomphe and not forgetting the Moulin Rouge we will experience a beautiful slice of French culture in the latin quater where you can pick up a snack (not included) from a nearby street market filled with patisseries. After that it's back on the trail. The English have over a 1000 years of experience in annoying the French, so I will be able to give you my personal insight on how to avoid certain embarrassing mis-understandings. Making this a super original experience.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Paris 3-Hour Literary Greats Walking Tour from 18th Century onHalf-day Tours

Paris 3-Hour Literary Greats Walking Tour from 18th Century on

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Learn about Paris’ literary greats on this 3-hour small-group walking tour. Explore the Left Bank where 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century luminaries worked, discover the Latin Quarter of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and see the favorite haunts of Sartre and Picasso, and where Oscar Wilde died in 1900. On route, unravel the writers’ lives and loves, break for coffee, and visit one of Paris’ legendary bookstores. Tour is limited to a maximum of 10.
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Paris Evening Cooking Class Including 4-Course Dinner and Optional Market VisitDining Experiences

Paris Evening Cooking Class Including 4-Course Dinner and Optional Market Visit

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Discover the art of fine French cuisine with a small-group cooking class and gourmet meal in Paris. Learn about the traditions and flavors that have made French food famous the world over, and help prepare an authentic, 4-course meal under the guidance of a local chef. When the cooking’s done, join your new friends around a cozy table to enjoy the delicious home-cooked meal paired with a selection of French wine. Opt for a longer, 6-hour experience to start the evening with a shopping trip at a local market.
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Open Tour Paris: Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour by Day & NightBus Tours

Open Tour Paris: Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour by Day & Night

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Discover the beauty of Paris with this comprehensive Hop-On-Hop-Off tour. Choose from 4 routes with 38 stops all over the city. Set your own pace and hop off at major attractions like the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, and Montmartre, spending as much time as you like in each place. Opt for a 1.5-hour night tour to see the sights of Paris illuminated.
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