Paris Saint-Germian-des-Prés Tour

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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Experience Highlights

Stroll through the most elegant district of Paris, located on the banks of the Seine River. In a small group of maximum 8 people, a local guide will lead you through its streets and premises for approximately 2 and a half hours, recreating the route once taken by great intellectuals and artists such as Delacroix, Sartre and Benjamin Franklin.

  • Visit the cafés where writers such as Hemingway and Simone de Beauvoir met.
  • Taste French delicacies in the company of a local guide.
  • Admire the medieval, renaissance and illustrated architecture of the streets where the key intellectuals of the French Revolution met.

What’s included

  • Walking tour of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district
  • Local guide
  • Tasting of local delicacies

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Step by Step

On this walking tour lasting approximately 2.5 hours, a local guide will take you on a detailed tour of Paris' most chic neighbourhood. In a group of maximum 8 people, you can go on your own or with a group of friends, and you 'll wander through the streets to soak up its history, as well as its flavours.

One of the great Parisian pastimes is to sit on a terrace and watch the people go by, and the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district is known for its famous cafés. In this district you can visit the first Parisian café and the oldest in France, Le Procope, which opened in 1686. Its clientele included such famous people as Balzac, Rousseau and Benjamin Franklin.

On the boulevard Saint-Germain you will also find two iconic cafés, the café de Flore and the café des Deux Magots, which were meeting places for intellectuals, politicians and artists, where personalities such as Hemingway, Rimbaud, Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir were frequent visitors.

Saint-Germain-des-Prés is an intellectual and chic neighbourhood, where art galleries coexist with luxury boutiques. It is home to the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, where Monet, Degas, Delacroix and Renoir studied, and the Musée National Eugène Delacroix, erected in what was his residence at the time of his death in 1863. He lived here because he needed to be close to the Church of the Holy Suplicite, whose chapel bears his paintings and is featured in the film "The Da Vinci Code". Here you will also find the oldest church in Paris: the abbey of Saint Germain des Prés, built in the 6th century, where the remains of the thinker Descartes rest.


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  • L
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    My good excursion!
  • L
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    Very nice neighborhood, beautifully built and well distributed. I took the opportunity to buy something in the stores for my wife who did not want to come because of the walk. Then she regretted it! I had a great time alone and I had a very good group too.
  • O
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    I highly recommend it! It is a beautiful way to learn history. With a small group of people to be able to ask any questions you may have and something to snack on along the way.
  • O
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    Excellent excursion! I wanted to try some more of those delicacies that we were offered to taste but then I didn't get them or I didn't know how to look for them. Otherwise the guide was fabulous and with a very good cultural level.
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