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Private Latin Quarter Guided Walking Tour: Tailored History with Notre Dame"

Indulge in a Personalized Exploration of Parisian History with Our Expert Guides

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Duration: 2.5hs Private Tour

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Find out why Hemingway, Fitzgerald and many of your other favorite authors chose to live in the Latin Quarter! Join one of our private guides for a personalized introduction to this culturally diverse and vibrant neighborhood.


Join one of our private guides for a personalized look into the people and events that have made the Latin Quarter so essential to the history of Paris. Your 2.5-hour journey will take you through the neighborhood’s multi-layered history, including its ancient Roman roots. You’ll start with the Notre Dame Cathedral; dive into the area’s academic legacy and culture of progressive thought with 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

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Latest Reviews
Latest Reviews
  • Flipperp43 Flipperp43

    This was the best! Knowledgeable guide walked us all through the old city of Paris, Notre Dame and into the Latin Quarter. Got us to all the sites and explained everything we saw. Wonderful stories and information. Be prepared to walk and wear comfortable shoes.

  • Breanna B Breanna B

    Honestly this was one of the best tour experiences ever. Agatha was very knowledgeable and engaging. I recommend Babylon tours (and especially Agatha) to anyone. Agatha even pointed out cool notables like the jazz club Nina Simone played in, or Dalis non working sundial Can't wait to come back to Paris and tour the catacombs with them! Thank you so much

  • David C David C

    I had a great personal tour with Heidi, the tour guide. She was very informative and had a wealth of knowledge. The area toured was very interesting and full of history. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as you are in for a hike up hill. She gave me a lot of unknown background information on the artists and history of the area. I recommend this tour for anyone who loves art or history. Ask for Heidi.

  • Catherine C Catherine C

    Our guide, Tina, is a very educated and knowledgeable tour guide. She was very catering to our situation which was my friend, 89 years old, in a wheelchair. We would have loved to spend the entire day with her.

  • andrearobmac andrearobmac

    Josephine was our guide. She was excellent. 5 stars!! So much knowledge which was accompanied by wonderful stories about each different era. She answered all our questions, had an iPad with maps/portraits that showed us what used to be versus what things look like now.

  • Vacbnd88 Vacbnd88

    Christina aka Tina, our guide, was AMAZING!!! She was so knowledgeable and entertaining. We were with another couple and the group size was perfect.

  • jone77778 jone77778

    We were fortunate enough to go on a 5-1/2 hour private walking tour with Belen through the Latin quarter, strolling the Seine River - she connected the dots and shared the history of how It all came together over the centuries - the visit to the Lourve museum was so awesome others stood by to listen to her share the history & evolution of art and the creation of the statues, she made us aware of detail you would never get unless you took this tour. I highly recommend Babylon Tours, trust me you won't be disappointed. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, she covers a lot of territory- Berlin was a walking history book!

  • kierdc kierdc

    Harriet was wonderful! We learned so much about an area we had not really visited in the past. Worthwhile and fun!

  • Ricardo P Ricardo P

    No better way to visit Paris' heart than wandering around the narrow winding streets of the Latin Quarter. Its a 2hs tour that will make you see this city in another way, in one of the corners of this amazing city that is worthwhile to visit with somebody that can share the stories of the ppl living there and how their lives afected the history of the city we admire today. A few days later I adventured on another tour with my same -amazing guide- A.J. Who took me on a very unusual path, through a small hill community of street artists. I like creative street art but don't have a clue where to start looking. He took us to a relatively hidden area of Paris where he showed us how this creative and misterious people work and display their image in one of the largest cities in the world. "We even saw one guy putting up one of his art pieces" Two of the most unique and best Paris tours I've ever been on! Thank you !!!

  • southernbabe22 southernbabe22

    One of the best down to earth tours I've ever been on. The guide was fantastic!!

  • Johanna F Johanna F

    Belene was outstanding. We had a marvelous time. Give her a raise!!