Latin Quarter: The Favorite Students Area


Specialised bookshops, renown high schools, cafes, restaurants and places to roam around between two courses... The Latin Quarter is definitely a priviledged place for any student! And though Paris now counts universities all around the town, this quarter has a special place in French people hearts.


Through this tour, discover the great moments of history: the foundation of the oldest university of France, the student strikes from middle-ages to 1968 and all the beautiful monuments of this lively area. 


Standard duration: 2 hrs to 3 hrs

Price: 220€ (up to 30 people)                             The location of hearing system is recommended beyond 20 people

Flat price.                                                            Location: 2€/person for a half day


We will see together: La Sorbonne university, Pantheon, Cluny museum, Roman baths, Shakespeare library...

This walking tour shows buildings from outside only, except for the churches


Other tours in the same area: Paris islands, Pantheon

© Caroline Weber

From what age is the tour recommended?

Children are generally curious about middle-ages. I would recommend this tour from 8 years old. 


How long is the tour?

If you need a short version (family tours or just because you prefer), 2 hours is the minimum to appreciate the Latin Quarter. If you are in no hurry, a 3 hours tour is valued if you want to see the gardens of Luxembourg or explore the eastern side of the Latin Quarter with the Roman arenas.


Is there a day we cannot make this tour?

No, the tour happens rain or shine. Everything is outside, so no timetable to follow. 


Is there a lot of walk?

The tour is between 1.2 and 1.8 miles long. Breaks are possible on the way. 


Is this visit wheelchair accesible ?

Yes, the tour is wheelchair accessible. A readaptation is necessary but nothing impossible.


Good to know

There are not many free toilets on the way, it is better to keep small change (50 cts, 80 cts) just in case.

Dress apropriately for the weather.

There are drinking fountains on the way to fill a bottle in case of heat. And don't worry: tap water is the most controlled food product in France.