The Latin Quarter, on the Left Bank of the Seine River, contains more history and beautiful monuments in one place than any other district of Paris. Take this two-hour guided walking tour and you'll discover the Latin Quarter's hidden secrets in an afternoon. Led by your English-speaking guide, the walking tour makes its way from the Pantheon, the final resting place of France's most famous citizens, to the perfectly manicured Luxembourg Gardens.
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. 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 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.
Highlights of the Latin Quarter Walking Tour include:
• Learning about Notre Dame Cathedral's history and architecture, with its detailed facade
• Sainte 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
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