Tours & activities in Paris

Paris Latin Quarter Free Walking Tour

Visit the beautiful major landmarks that exist in Paris' Latin Quarter

ABOUT THE Paris Latin Quarter Free Walking Tour

Join an expert local guide for a 2-hour walking tour through the beautiful and fascinating Latin Quarter. See why writers like Hemingway called it home, visit the French philosphers memorialized in the Panthéon, and stroll through beautiful sites like the Luxembourg Gardens.


Your Latin Quarter Tour meets at the fountain at Place Saint Michel and usually ends by the Panthéon or the Luxembourg Gardens. We never cancel; tours run rain, hail or shine.


Keep your cameras at the ready

Taking a walking tour through Paris' Latin Quarter is truly something special, and will help you to take beautiful photos that will make your friends at home jealous! You'll marvel at the impressive Panthéon (the memorial to great French philosophers), you'll stroll past the Cluny Museum, and we recommend the fountain outside Paris' Sorbonne University for a great picture.

A neighborhood of literary and artistic greats

Your expert local guide will start this tour by leading you over to the famous Bookstore Shakespeare and Co., a tribute to the store originally owned by Sylvia Beach and the local hangout for meetings between literary greats like Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and Ezra Pound. From there, you'll walk past places like the oldest cinema in Paris, Hemingway and Joyce's houses, and see sites from where Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris was filmed.

Hear the incredible stories from the Latin Quarter

Beyond taking amazing photos of major Parisian landmarks, and seeing where some of history's greatest writers were inspired, you'll also hear some of the incredible stories from inside Paris' Latin Quarter. See the Church of Sainte Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris, and hear about her efforts in keeping Attila the Hun from Paris, and learn about one of history's greatest love stories, the incredible real-life tale of Heloise and Abelard.

Free Tour concept

The tips-based model of the Free Tour allows guests to support and reward only the highest quality tours, and to ensure that the tour fits within their expectations, and within their budget.

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Your Latin Quarter Walking Tour starts by the fountain on Place Saint-Michel (metro line 4 - exit 3)

  • See the incredible Panthéon, where great French philosophers are buried
  • Take postcard-perfect pictures at the Sorbonne University and the Luxembourg Gardens
  • Hear the incredible true love story of Heloise and Abelard
  • Discover the lives of writing greats like Hemingway and Joyce in the Latin Quarter
  • See the iconic Bookstore Shakespeare and Co



This tour doesn‘t run today

Next departure in English : Tuesday 28th May 20242:00 PM
Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
What’s not included
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Wheelchair accessible
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What is a Free Tour?


The Free Tour is the best introduction to Paris! A general overview tour including many of the highlights of the city, the Free Tour usually lasts around 3 hours and is provided by a local freelance guide in partnership with SANDEMANs NEW Europe, so tour content can vary depending on your guide’s particular area of interest and expertise.

The Free Tour is a walking tour with no need for public transport and is designed for independent travellers, not groups. You can book your spot in advance online or simply show up at the start point on the day. There is no payment necessary at the start of the tour but you are welcome to tip your guide at the end!

We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Paris' best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style. They'll never pressure you to tip; we believe that, if money is given, it should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the tour and the budget of the traveller.

Why join the SANDEMANs FREE Tour?

  • The route covers many of Paris' major landmarks
  • The meeting point is centrally located in Place Saint-Michel
  • The Free Tour is guaranteed to fit within your budget
  • The guides performing tips-based Free Tours are incentivized to perform every time


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Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.

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