Paris Walking Tour: Saint-Germain-des-Prés And Latin Quarter, Including Charcuterie Tasting And Pétanque

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Get a taste of la vie bohme on a 3.5-hour small-group walking tour of Paris arty neighborhoods: Saint-Germain-des-Prs and the Latin Quarter. Learn of the areas famous poets and artists on a walk, and then enjoy two activities that the French hold dear to their hearts: eating charcuterie and playing a game of French 'boules' (balls) known as Ptanque! Visit a quirky English bookshop in the Latin Quarter before finishing the tour with photos by Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris Gothic gem.Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour

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Meet your guide near Paris Pantheon in the afternoon and stroll to vibrant Saint-Germain, a bohemian quarter that weaves through the 6th arrondissement. Poets, musicians and intellectuals throughout the ages have made the neighborhood their home, and the streets are filled with eclectic cafs and book stores that cater to the creative crowds.
Walk through Saint-Germains bustling streets, hearing tales of famous ex-residents such as Ernest Hemingway and Jim Morrison along the way, and then wander down to the UNESCO-listed embankments of the Seine River. Stop to enjoy an assiette de charcuterie in an atmospheric wine bar, and feast on a picture-perfect Parisian lunch of decadent cheeses, cured meats and rich pts. Wine is available for you to buy at your own expense, if you wish.
Work off your lunch with a walk to the oldest square in Paris Place Dauphine for a game of Ptanque. The popular bowling game is played in nearly every town across France, and players of all ages love it! Enjoy a glass of wine while discussing the game with your teammates and guide. Listen carefully: you'll learn the rules and hear tips to knock your opponents balls out of the way.
After your game, walk to the Latin Quarter, through St Michel, and take a peek inside Paris first English bookstore. Tucked away in one of the areas medieval houses, the shop is a book lovers paradise packed to the rafters with literature. Spend some time browsing the shelves and shopping, if you wish.
Enjoy a final walk to Paris' undisputed masterpiece of Gothic architecture: Notre Dame Cathedral. Pose for photos, hear tales of the buildings history, and then bid your guide a fond farewell.

Inclusions for Paris Walking Tour: Saint-Germain-des-Prés And Latin Quarter, Including Charcuterie Tasting And Pétanque

  • Local guide
  • Plate of charcuterie
  • 1 glass of wine during the Ptanque game
  • Game of petanque with a glass of wine

Exclusions for Paris Walking Tour: Saint-Germain-des-Prés And Latin Quarter, Including Charcuterie Tasting And Pétanque

  • Alcoholic drinks in the wine bar (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if youll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

The minimum drinking age in France is 18.

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Very worthwhile tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. My tour guide, Arthur, went out of his way to make this an extensive review of the neighborhood. He was both friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Paris.

  • My husband and I were lucky enough to get a tour guide to ourselves. Tim was great - a wealth of information and an incredibly nice guy to spend the afternoon with. We loved being able to walk the street of Paris, and learn more about the city's incredible history. And ending the tour with bread, cheese, pastis and petonque was perfect.

  • Highly recommended. Vivienne was highly knowledgable, down to earth and dedicated.

  • Our tour was amazing. Arthur was very knowledgeable about the area and a real pleasure to be with.
    Highly recommended the tour

  • Rafael was a good tour guide. He provided a lot of information about the areas we visited and we all had a very interesting conversation with him. The charcuterie sample platter was good too. We did not play a game of petanque, so this should be removed from the description of the tour.

  • Good pace, excellent and knowledgeable guide

  • Very enjoyable tour. Adele was very informative and fun.

  • What fun! An interesting, great way to see these sections of Paris. Our tour guides were great! Highly recommend.

  • We had an absolutely wonderful afternoon exploring Paris with our guide, Adele. As soon as we met her, we knew we would have a great day. We explored hidden streets and sampled local sweets. We can and #39;t wait to go back and visit the area again. Thank you Adele! Beth, Andy and Carmen (the dog).

  • I had a great time on this casual,fun,informative stroll around St. Germain-des-Pres and the Latin Quarter. Our host Arthur was engaging and very nice. We covered a lot of ground but the time flew by. I may even decide to take the tour again next time I'm in Paris.

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