Saint-Germain and the River

Seine to café de flore

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90 min / FREE TOUR - tip only
5 pm starting May 1

from May 1 to Oct. 15
booking in advance is optional
(groups of 8 and more please book)

What's in our tour?

If you wonder what Parisians do after 5, you might enjoy joining this free walking tour. Locals eager for good conversation in a scenic setting like to spend their evening walking in Saint-Germain. End your day in style.

This tour includes great Paris classics: Saint-Germain-in-the-fields, Café Flore, Procope and so on. But your guide will also walk you to scenic spots along the river Seine, and to peace-filled side streets.

You will feel the presence of Picasso, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Cyrano de Bergerac.

You will learn why jazz, arthouse cinema, and politics, all do so well in Saint-Germain.

And your guide will engage you in the fine art of conversation: what makes Parisians tick? What do they think about your country?

Saint-Germain is a good place to give your night in Paris a head start.

To see more on this walking tour, we do not spend time going inside each building.


  • The Paris of Jazz, history, the arts, fashion – and fun
  • Where Picasso painted his greatest work: “Guernica”
  • A born-and-raised local guide to lead you through this mystery-filled maze
  • Insider’s tips: what to do, where to go, clubs, cafés, and authentic restaurants

Where and when?

Saint-Germain and the River tour runs every day rain or shine at 5pm May 1 through October 15.

October 15th is the last day for this tour.

Groups of 8 and more, please book. In the interest of all guests, we reserve the right to turn down large groups without a reservation. We also advise large parties to book a private tour.

Why take this tour?

The real question is: why wouldn’t you take this tour to complete your day in Saint-Germain?

Or, to speak like one-time-Saint-Germain resident Oscar Wilde:
“Oh, do not speak ill of Saint-Germain, Algie. Only people who can’t get in do that.”


This is a free walking tour where you pay the guide what you want at the end of the tour.

Advanced reservations are not required, and walks-ins are always welcome.

Be at the tour meeting point 5 minutes early.

If you wish to book in advance, use the booking calendar on the left side of this page.

Privatize this tour

Families, groups of friends, and school groups often book a private guide for this tour. From €125, depending on group size and tour duration.

Privatize this tour

Other information

This tour of Saint-Germain is wheelchair accessible.

Paris St germain tour map


At Notre Dame, by the huge horse statue of Charlemagne

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From May 1st – October 15th only

Metro station

Closest metro station: Cite (line 4)

Additional information

All tours are in English

Average tip on this tour: €12
Average time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Average number of guests 14

Starts by Notre Dame
Ends near métro Saint-Germain-des-prés (line 4)

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