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Basic Tour of the Latin Quarter, Paris

Explore the heart of Paris - Latin Quarter and Île de la Cité in one day.

Things to do on this trip

Day 1

  • Luxembourg Palace

    Explore the seat of French Senate and its beautiful well-kept gardens where you can take a stroll and enjoy the calm atmosphere.

  • Luxembourg Gardens

    Paris' second largest public park. Well designed, beautiful, calm and lined with monuments and fountains – great for a sunny day.

    There are many fun facilities and activities for children, such as playgrounds, pony rides, swings, a puppet theatre, and a model yacht on which they can sail in the pond. For the youngest, there are creche operating from May to mid-September (2 p.m. – 6 p.m.).

    Adults can play tennis, chess, bridge, or remote control boats. The garden also hosts concerts and free photography exhibitions.

  • Panthéon

    Originally a church, this Neoclassical building now serves as a mausoleum. Come and see the final resting place of Voltaire and many more.

    Many great French public figures rest in the large crypt, including Rousseau, Honoré Mirabeau, Marat, Jean Monnet, Victor Hugo, Émile Zola, Jean Moulin and Marie Curie.

  • Saint-Étienne-du-Mont Church

    This church stands on the original site of the Abbey Church, torn down in 1807. See the relics of St. Geneviève and tombs of Pascal and Marat.

    The chuch contains a unique choir screen, which you cannot see elsewhere in Paris. Particularly worth seeing is the golden reliquary, which preserved the remains of Sainte Geneviéve, the patron saint of the city. In 1793, they were thrown out.

  • Sorbonne University

    A magnificent university with a tradition reaching back to the 13th century. Come and take a look at Paris' iconic seat of learning.

  • National Museum of the Middle Ages Paris

    Known as Musée de Cluny, this museum holds six spectacular tapestries called The Lady and the Unicorn.

    Apart from the famous tapestries, the museum presents many other significant medieval artifacts.

    It also hosts concerts, exhibitions, readings and workshops. Its gardens are also worth visiting, they are open to public free of charge.

  • Notre-Dame Cathedral

    A true masterpiece of Gothic architecture, both on the outside and the inside. The reliquary holds many first-class relics. Do not miss.

  • Holy Chapel

    The whole chapel is lined by 13th-century stained glass. The best visit is on a sunny day when you'll marvel at the spectacular lightshow.

  • Saint-Michel Square

    A square which never ceases to inspire. Sit down on a bench, watch the beautiful St. Michael fountain and feel the charm of Paris.

  • Conciergerie

    A former royal palace that served as a prison during the French Revolution – the road led directly to the guillotine from here.

    After the Bourbon Restoration, high-value prisoners were held here, including Marie Antoinette. You can visit her cell, which was turned into a chapel commemorating her.

  • Palace of Justice

    Lavishly embellished palace and the site of Marie Antoinette's im­prisonment and execution. Now serves as a museum.

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