Free Latin Quarter Left Bank Tour

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English  |  2:30 PM
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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 the Paris where students and masters have perfected the art of student life for 1,000 years.

On this free tour around Sorbonne University, you can be a student again. As you explore Paris’ past, you dream about the future. And you discover what inspired Picasso, Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, and Cyrano de Bergerac.

We meet at 77 rue Galande near Notre Dame, outside pastry shop "Odette", in the heart of the Latin Quarter.

We explore the area around Pantheon and the Luxembourg garden.

We discover winding streets and smoke-filled (though not anymore!) cafés where Parisians grow up and come of age.

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

The tour ends near 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 Odette in 77 rue Galande

On arrival

Meet your guide outside outside a pastry shop called “Odette”, the address is 77 rue, Galande. Look for the guide wearing a pink vest!

And don’t worry, we walk rain or shine. Also, we start on time, so don't be late!

But if you’re a tad late, we do not have a standard second stop for this tour so it is best to walk to the intersection of rue Galande and rue Dante.

See you soon!

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.

English  |  2:30 PM
English  |  2:30 PM
Mon, Sat, Sun
English  |  2:30 PM
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