In the Gallo-Roman time, when Paris was still Lutetia, it’s in this part of the city that the Romain decided to settle down and to establish public buildings, giving to Paris an important political status. In the 13th century, the left bank welcome a multitude of colleges and schools. The Latin Quarter is then slowly invaded by students who wants to learn the science, the rhetoric and the grammar, until then exercised only in monasteries. The classes were given exclusively in … Latin, that explains the name that the district still carries. from the name carries today still this district!
Opt for a walking tour of the Latin Quarter and enter at the heart of medieval Paris. Strolling the neighbourhood you’ll also discover a part of Saint-Germain-des-Près district, world-famous for his intellectual brilliance during the 20th century.
Meet your guide outside the metro station Saint Germain des Prés (Line 4)
Start your visit in the intellectual heart of Paris of the XXth century, where writers and the artists gathered. Admire Saint Germain des Prés church, one of the oldest churches of Paris and first necropolis of the Kings of France. You’ll also contemplate Saint Sulpice’s church, the Luxembourg gardens, the Pantheon, the Sorbonne, the thermal baths of Cluny, the Church Saint-Séverin, the Shakespeare bookshop and Company, and finish your stroll at the foot of the cathedral Notre-Dame.