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Our 2.5-hour tour of the Latin Quarter starts at the Notre Dame Cathedral and takes you on a journey through the people and events that have made this area so iconic. We keep our tours small—no more than 8 visitors per group—so our certified guides can provide you with a personalized experience.
Join us for an exploration of the neighborhood’s multi-layered history, including its roots in ancient Rome. You’ll dive into its academic legacy and culture of progressive thought with visits to the world-famous Sorbonne University and Pantheon; visit the filming locations of some of your favorite movies (like Before Sunset); browse the stacks of the iconic Shakespeare & Co; and enjoy a few chapters in the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens. And who knows? Maybe by the end of the tour, you’ll be inspired to write your own novel. Just remember to dedicate it to us.
Highlights Generally Include:
Pantheon, where Voltaire and Victor Hugo are buried
Luxembourg Gardens, best ice cream carts in Paris
Sorbonne University, where the geniuses hang out
Shakespeare & Co, where Before Sunset begins
Ferit was an incredible guide. We got lost and detoured because of an Olympic event, and Ferit went out of his way to call us, and help us eventually catch up to to the group. He was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable.
This was a great little tour and our guide provided some fantastic information about the cathedral and the area. He even went out of his way to show us how to use the metro and how to buy our train tickets! It's alot of walking, but worth it.
Alex was a great tour guide. Having grown up in this area and with his history background was a bonus for giving us extra details about the area. I was looking for a tour that included the neighborhood feel, and was pleasantly surprised at all it offered. I would definitely recommend this tour and our tour guide. We walked for about 2.5 hours, so be ready to hit the road.
Very knowledgeable tour guide - learned a lot.
Our family recently visited Paris and we booked two half day tours with Babylon. Both were fantastic. Louvre Must see masterpieces. Lucia was our guide - she was personable and so knowledgeable. The tour only goes in the public spaces for the Louvre, but Lucia knew the best way to navigate the buildings and we were able to see so much more than we would have simply on our own. She kept our thirteen year old daughter engaged. We did a fair amount of walking, but it was easy. Notre Dame and Latin Qtr - Lilly was our guide, and, again we were blessed. Lilly was wonderful and we learned so much about the cathedral and the Latin quarter. A good bit of walking but so worth it! Our daughter was a little less thrilled with the Latin Qtr, but she has not studied Hemingway, Joyce, Fitzgerald yet. In the coming years, I know she will value this experience.