Discover the Latin Quarter's hidden secrets on an evening stroll through the legendary Left Bank district. This Paris neighborhood contains more history and beautiful monuments than anywhere else in Paris, and the best way to see it all is on foot. Paris' history began on the Left Bank, and on this relaxing guided walk you'll gain valuable insights into Paris, its people, art and spirit. Led by your local guide, the two-hour walking tour makes its way from the Pantheon, the final resting place of France's most famous citizens, to the manicured Luxembourg Gardens.
You'll walk along the Latin Quarter's ancient streets and see Paris' three most beautiful churches: Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Chapelle and St. Etienne du Mont. You'll also pass famous institutes and universities, exquisite fountains and statues, art treasures from the Middle Ages, student haunts and the Left Bank abodes of Sigmund Freud, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, the beat poets and Jim Morrison.
Sights of the Latin Quarter Walking Tour include:
Learning about Notre Dame Cathedral's history and architecture, with its detailed facade
St. Chapelle, built to house Christ's crown of thorns and a piece of the cross
Sorbonne University, the most prestigious university in France
Conciergerie, the brutal prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution
Cluny Museum, the Middle Ages museum of Paris, containing the famous "Lady and the Unicorn" tapestries
St. Etienne du Mont, a beautiful church that houses the tomb of St Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris
Place St. Michel, the beating heart of the Latin Quarter
"Bouquinistes", the famous book and poster vendors lining the banks of the Seine River