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Paris: Great Minds of the Latin Quarter

Product ID: 224868
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Whilst in Paris, explore the lively streets of the Latin Quarter and look behind the veil of this legendary neighborhood. Along with your informative tour guide you will discover its deep history and see the way the locals live.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Arènes de Lutece, an Ancient Roman Amphitheater
  • Pass by the apartments once lived in by Ernest Hemingway, Renee Descartes, Blaise Pascal and more
  • Gaze at the Parisian Panthéon, burial place of some of France’s greatest thinkers
Full description
Start your day of discovery at the Place Jussieu and receive a brief introduction to the ancient history of the city, provided by your friendly and informative guide. Discover the times when the Roman Empire conquered the Celts and set up an outpost in this very location. You can still see remnants of this time, a building that is just around the corner: an enormous amphitheater that was only rediscovered in the 19th-century. Along with your tour guide, you will head inside for a look around before you travel into the medieval streets of the Latin Quarter. 

A place of higher learning since the Middle Ages, it takes its name from the university students who spoke Latin here as they hung out in the cafes, bars, and tiny apartments. You’ll see some of the Universities that still call the area home then check out the buildings where students rubbed shoulders in the following centuries with scientists, philosophers, and eventually, the expat writers of the Lost Generation, including Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and Ernest Hemingway.

Leaving behind the genteel decay of the Latin Quarter, you’ll pause at the beautiful church of Saint Etienne du Mont and then finish at the Pantheon, the burial place of some of France’s greatest thinkers, from Voltaire to Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour
  • Expert local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

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Meeting point

Meet next to the "Jussieu" Metro entrance on Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris.

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Product ID: 224868