Paris Latin Quarter Tour
The Latin Quarter extends between the 5th and the 6th arrondissement, on the famous Left Bank. It is one of the most frequented and popular places of the capital, known for it’s concentration of world-renowned universities such as the Sorbonne.
The area was once the center of the Roman city of Lutetia.
It is crossed by two major main lines: the Boulevard Saint-Germain and Boulevard Saint-Michel.
La Sorbonne is not the only university district, in fact, there are many other Grandes Ecoles and elite schools among the most prestigious in the capital.
This area has the largest concentration of book shops (many second-hand) and has a reputation and atmosphere of being lively and intelectual.
During the events of May ‘68, the area became the heart of the student revolt.
Opposite the Sorbonne, you will find the Hotel de Cluny which houses the Museum of the Middle Ages with the magnificent tapestry of the “Lady Unicorn”
A few meters away are the Gallo Roman thermal baths, dating from the first and third century.
At the end of the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, near the Jardin des Plantes, stands the majestic Pantheon dominating everything around it, then this will lead you to the beautiful Jardin du Luxembourg.
Finally, St. Michael’s Square with its fountain representing Saint Michael fighting the Devil, day or night, it is a most vibrant and lively neighborhood with its booksellers along the Seine, its picturesque streets.
In the district of Saint Germain des Pres, you will find the famous Les Deux Magots café Flore, founded in 1812 and where Picasso, Prévert, Hemingway and Simone de Beauvoir liked to meet.
Duration: 3 hours
People: max 4
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