What's in our tour?
Explore the district of Notre Dame, Sorbonne University and the Pantheon. On this free walking tour of the Left Bank, your guide is a Parisian who went to school here in the Latin Quarter.
Experience for yourself Notre Dame, gargoyles and flying buttresses. Understand how Gothic changed church architecture forever. And humankind’s relationship to God as well.
Soak in the riveting power of Sorbonne university. Understand why “Sorbonne” matters so much all over the world. And discover how Notre Dame caused Sorbonne to happen in the first place.
Get lost in the medieval back alleys that tourists cannot find on their own. Search for the haunts of the Unicorn, Cyrano de Bergerac, Dante Aligheri and Hemingway.
Immerse yourself in the fine art of student life, Paris-style.
Walk the Paris that has Notre Dame, ideas, art and revolution in it.
- Notre Dame: Gothic, gargoyles, flying buttresses and the great fire of 2019
- Sorbonne university – ideas and revolutions
- The Pantheon and great Frenchmen – Victor Hugo, Voltaire and Emile Zola
- Student life in the Latin Quarter – artsy movie houses and cool cafés
- Latin Quarter heroes: the Unicorn, Cyrano de Bergerac, Hemingway, Picasso and Gertrude Stein
- A guide with fluent English, but who is also a Latin Quarter local. Complete with stories and insider’s recommendations
Where and when?
This free walking tour of the Latin Quarter & Left Bank runs at 2:30pm.
The tour runs a relaxed 90 minutes.
We meet at 77 rue Galande, outside “Odette”. Closest metro stations: Cluny and Maubert-Mutualité (line 10) and Saint-Michel (line 4).
This tour ends near Pantheon and the Luxembourg gardens.
Booking is required. We advise large groups to book a private tour. In the interest of all guests, we reserve the right to accommodate or to turn down large groups.
Why take this tour?
So you can be 20 once more – dreaming to make the world a better place, and to find the perfect crowd at the perfect spot.
And for the unique insights your guide will give – tips for exploring Paris’ secretive, self-absorbed Left Bank/Latin Quarter.
HOT DAY SPECIAL: We walk in the shade as much as possible and every tour makes frequent stops for water. EXCLUSIVELY WITH DISCOVER WALKS.
If you want the Latin Quarter without a guide
Walk the streets around Sorbonne university for cafés, art cinema houses, vintage shops, and bookstores. Peek into the Luxembourg Garden, and into Cluny’s medieval garden. Try to sneak into the Law School. Discover the Pantheon from rue Cujas street, and find the view of the Eiffel Tower from there. And talk to locals if you get the chance.
This is a free walking tour, where you pay the guide what you want at the end of the tour.
Advanced reservations are required.
Please join the meeting point 5 minutes before tour start.
If you wish to book this tour, use the booking button on the right side of this page.
Privatize this tour
Groups of friends, families, and school groups often reserve a private guide, from €125.
This tour is accessible with wheelchairs.