Latin Quarter, petanque, bites & wine

5/5 (2 reviews)
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Join a local guide to explore this charming lesser-known area of Paris that combines the charm of Paris' most bohemian neighbourhood & local hangouts with delicious food and wine.
Meet your guide by the Pantheon, in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the University district of Paris before heading to the Jardins du Luxembourg, possibly the most beautiful and romantic garden in Paris.

Continue to the area of Saint-Germain to find out where the enigmatic Lost Generation was hanging out! Spot the places where Hemingway, Fitzgerald, James Joyce or Picasso where spending their time and contributed to turn this area into one of the most bohemian in Paris.
Despite rising prices and gentrification, Saint-Germain has managed to retain its irresistible, artistic charm.
There we'll stop for our first food break in an iconic bakery/chocolate store to taste a butter-filled cake from Brittany.
After a few glances in some of Paris' cutest streets and passages, we'll wander along the peaceful embankments of the Seine River, before we'll stop at a traditional wine store where you can sample a typical French specialty.

From here we'll move to the beautiful surrounding square, the oldest in Paris, to play a game of bocci balls, known here as "petanque". Learn how to play this fun game originated from Southern France but played in every corner of the country.

Couple the playing with a glass of wine of Pastis, to enhance your skills!
After our game we go towards the vibrant Saint-Michel hood, one of the best-preserved medieval area and formerly the butcher's quarter of Paris.
No more butchers today but kebab shops and tourist waves!
We'll take a peek into Paris' most iconic English bookshop, nestled in a medieval house packed to the ceiling with books.

Finally we'll finish by the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, the centre of Paris and as the Parisian say, of the world!

The price includes:

  • Services of an english-speaking guide
  • Pastry, cheese and meat tastings
  • Game of pétanque with complimentary glass of wine or pastis

  • Duration 3:30 hour(s)
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  • Highlights
  • Soak in the bohemian atmosphere of Saint-Germain
  • Try a mouth-watering pastry in one of Paris most iconic chocolate store
    • Savour French tapas in a traditional wine house
    • Learn how to play petanque on Paris' oldest square with wine or pastis
    • Make a wish to come back to Paris in front of Notre Dame Cathedral

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Code : MKTP_174


Address : In front of the gates of the Pantheon,
Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris
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3:30 hour(s)


By Notre-Dame

  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 2
Average rating : 5 /5
Arthur was a fantastic guide. His knowledge about the area was interesting and eye-opening. He lead us through alleys and back streets that I would have never found on my own. We finished in a bar with wine, cheeses and bread. Then we went out in the park and played pétanque where everyone had great fun! I highly recommend this experience.
Arthur was our guide and I would book any tour with him again in a heartbeat. He was knowledgeable, articulate, flexible with our groups' interests, and FUN. It was a perfect way to spend my first afternoon in Paris. Based on the experience, I would certainly recommend a tour to friends. It is an outdoor walking tour that lasts for three hours plus, glad we dressed for heat and walking.