Free tour. Pay just what you want at the end of your Latin Quarter tour
This Left Bank walking tour explores Paris’ famed Latin Quarter – the land of students for 1,000 years, and possibly the world’s single greatest source of artistic inspiration – from Dante to Picasso and from Cyrano de Bergerac to Hemingway.
We meet at Notre Dame and jump across the river towards Sorbonne University, all the way to the Pantheon and the Luxembourg gardens.
We run into winding streets and smoke-filled (though not any more!) cafés where Parisians grow up and come of age.
This Latin Quarter tour is an exploration of old Paris and modern-day Parisians all at once.
The tour may end at several spots near Pantheon, depending on the participants’ particular interests that day.
- Sorbonne University, the Pantheon and Luxembourg gardens
- Student drinking holes and elegant café terraces
- The haunts of the Unicorn, Cyrano de Bergerac, Hemingway and even Italy’s Dante Alighieri
- Place de la Sorbonne – student traditions and rites of passage
- Where to find the blade of the Guillotine
- Photo opportunity galore – including an unconventional view of the Eiffel tower
Why take this tour
Everyone who was 18 once should take this tour for its intoxicating combination of bohemian student cafés, history-filled alleys, reveries about making the world a better place, and casual Parisian fashion.
Your native guide also shares insider’s insights and tips for exploring this secretive, self-absorbed Left Bank of Paris.
This is a free walking tour (you pay the guide what you want at the end of the tour), and no reservation is needed.
Walks-ins are always welcome.
Be at the meeting point 5 minutes early.
If you prefer to book in advance, e-mail: contact.paris(at)discoverwalks.com
Want to treat your family
to a private tour?
Groups of friends, families, and school groups looking for an opportunity to share private time together often reserve a private guide.
A Latin Quarter tour with a private guide is €140 (up to 20 guests advised).
For small groups of up to 4 guests, we offer a discounted rate of €110.
Groups 8 or more please book in advance
Help us keep our tours small, parties of 8 and more please book 48 hours in advance.
Wheelchair accessible tour.
Tours start on time every day at 2.30pm rain or shine and last a leisurely 90 minutes.
Every day, closed on Dec. 24 & 25 only.
We meet by the horse statue standing to the right of the facade of Notre-Dame. Closest metro station: Cité.
This tour ends near Pantheon and Luxembourg gardens.
Look for our distinctive fuchsia pink vests.
This is a free walking tour – you pay what you want at the end of the tour.
Reservations are not needed – walk-ins are welcome, present yourself 5 minutes before start.
In order to see more on this Latin Quarter tour, we do not spend time going inside every building.