Latin Quarter & Left Bank Tour. Small-Group Free Tour

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Duration: 1h 30min
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Our Secret Traveller calls this free tour "the fundamental Left Bank experience...which examines both old and modern-day Paris". "joining my local guide for a tour of the most artistic neighbourhood in Paris, we explored from Sorbonne University all the way to the Luxembourg Gardens, learning about the student traditions and rites of passage, bohemian cafes, secretive alleys, casual Parisian fashion and got intriguing insight to local culture and history, as well as excellent local tips and hints for how to do Paris like a local. Highly enjoyable and worthwhile!"

Overview of the tour in Paris

This Left Bank walking tour explores Paris, where students and masters have perfected the art of student life for 1,000 years.

At Discover Walks, we take pride in giving you an authentic experience. On this tour, your guide will be a Parisian (not some expat!), and your group will be small (usually 10-15, with a goal of 22 max.)

On this free tour around Sorbonne University, you can be a student again. You will discover what inspired Picasso, Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, and Cyrano de Bergerac.

We explore the area around the Pantheon and the Luxembourg Garden.

We discover the winding streets and smoke-filled cafés (actually, most of us don't smoke anymore!) where Parisians grow up and come of age.

This Latin Quarter tour is an exploration of both old Paris and young Parisians.

The tour ends near the Pantheon. Actual location varies depending on the particular interests of you and other participants.

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

**HOT DAY SPECIAL: on hot days, our guides have fans for every guest. We walk in the shade. And every tour makes frequent stops for water. EXCLUSIVELY WITH DISCOVER WALKS.

This activity includes:

  • Luxembourg Gardens
  • The Pantheon
  • Place de la Sorbonne
  • Sorbonne Université
  • Student Drinking Holes
  • Elegant Café terraces
  • The haunts of the Unicorn
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Hemingway
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Where to find the blade of the Guillotine

Meeting point

Outside of Café Odette, 77 rue Galande (here:

On arrival

Your guide will wear a pink vest, and start from outside the pastry shop Odette, located at 77 rue Galande (here: The tour starts on the clock, rain or shine.

Please don't be late, as the guide will not wait for you. If you miss the start, you can try to find them at the crossing between rue Galande and rue Dante (here:, up to 20 minutes after the tour.

Things to note

Average tip on this tour: €12.
Average duration: 90 minutes.
The average number of guests on this tour: 8
Wheelchair accessible tour.

Free Cancellation

You are free to cancel a booking anytime. We kindly remind you to cancel bookings you cannot arrive for. Being reported as absent decreases your customer level points and the benefits you can enjoy.

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