Latin Quarter & St Germain des Prés

12 June 2018
Cradle of Gallo-Roman Lutetia, intellectual heart of the Middle Ages, the today real symbol of the student life … the Latin Quarter is literally the witness of Paris History. Endowed with an incredible cultural wealth, the Latin Quarter attracts and amazes the passers-by.



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.

Duration 2h30

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.

  • The visit takes place whatever the weather.
    The entrance to churches is reserved for the people dressed in a suitable way.
  • The short or sleeveless clothes, the pairs of shorts, mini skirts and hats are not authorized.

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