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history walk

Latin Quarter Roman Ruins & Gothic Art

history walk

Latin Quarter Roman Ruins & Gothic Art

4 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Latin Quarter Roman Ruins & Gothic Art

history walk

Latin Quarter Roman Ruins & Gothic Art

4 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Discover the treasures of the Left Bank of Paris, the city's Latin Quarter & St Germain-des-Près.  The tour will focus on the city's Roman roots & Latin heritage. This private tour will take you to visit some of the oldest parts of the city, settled in Gallo-Roman times.  We will encounter vestiges of the Roman era - thermal baths & an arena where gladiators combated. In the Middle Ages, most of the land on the Left Bank belonged to religious houses such as St Germain-des-Près (whose church is the oldest in the city).  These  religious foundations created universities (such as the Sorbonne), giving rise to the name "Latin Quarter" as the language spoken by the students & clerics. In the 18th Century the area became a hotbed of Revolutionary insurgents, we will see where the Revolutionaries gathered & plotted their insurrections.  We will even visit the courtyard where the first guillotine was constructed. We will visit a Renaissance Italian-style garden, as well as the Pantheon and the final resting place of the city's patron saint - who organised the first prayer marathon to save Paris from the Huns.

Your host

Ellen
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Ellen

I have lived in this beautiful city for 30 years and will show you the best places to eat, shop, visit. Stroll with me on my unique Paris tours & discover the hidden Paris. I am a trained historian & you will learn about the city's history through my commented walks. All of my tours are researched, documented & scripted to ensure accuracy & interest. All of my tours are small groups - maximum of 8 people - but generally smaller! This allows for more interaction - questions, exchanges, comments.

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Where you'll be

My favourite location is a unique baroque church that has the largest rood screen in France. You probably don't know what this is - it is a monumental stone screen intricately carved by a master artisan in 1530. Sculpted in the flamboyant Gothic style, it is 9m wide (30ft) & serves to separate the choir from the nave. The other "jewel" of this particular church is a lavishly gilded chapel from 1609 containing the tomb of St Genevieve.

Availability

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Mon, 23rd Sep    From 17:00 to 19:00.
£46 per person
7 of 8 spots left

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Ellen
history walk
Latin Quarter Roman Ruins & Gothic Art
4 reviews
From £46/person
4 reviews
From £46/person