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La Sorbonne: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

    1. Paris: Charming Nooks and Crannies Bike Tour

    Your 3-hour bike tour starts in front the City Hall. On this small-group guided tour, enjoy a leisurely bike ride through Paris historical neighborhoods. Your experienced local guide will show you nooks and crannies of the old Paris as well as explaining you the anecdotes behind the great history. Starting on the city island, head toward St Louis island, mostly unchanged since the 17th century. Crossing the Seine River, enter the medieval Marais, famous for its Jewish and gay neighbourhoods. From middle-aged houses through trendy corners, reach the first ever Kings Square and its magnificent buildings. Continuing through the Bastille square, demystify its legendary prison and the famous Bastille day. Escape from city traffic and stroll along the bike-friendly path that lines the Seine River and get ready for a nice drink stop along the water. Then, its time to discover the left bank. F...

    The small group size and very knowledgeable and interactive tour guide made for a wonderful way to see parts unknown of this beautiful city. Thanks for the great time Claudia!

  • Paris: Latin Quarter Guided Walking Tour in German

    2. Paris: Latin Quarter Guided Walking Tour in German

    Together with your German-speaking tour guide, discover the lively Latin Quarter in the south of Paris on this private walking tour.   Also known as the student quarter of the French capital, the Latin Quarter is located mainly in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. This neighbourhood has everything your heart desires: see world-famous sights like the internationally-renowned Paris University of Sorbonne and the Pantheon, a domed neo-classic mausoleum. In contrast to these, you’ll also explore places off-the-beaten-track like smaller cafés and squares. Finally, discover a particularly impressive park, that stands in contrast to the popular avenues and boulevards of this district.   On this relaxed, German-language walk through the Latin Quarter, your guide will teach you all about the history of the district and its sights, as well as the everyday life of the city of Paris.

  • Paris: Family Dinosaur Tour in the Natural History Museum

    3. Paris: Family Dinosaur Tour in the Natural History Museum

    If you're looking for a family-friendly activity on your trip to Paris, you'll enjoy this private tour of the dinosaur exhibits at the Natural History Museum. Your guide will lead you into the world of dinosaurs and other animals from the prehistoric period and share lots of playful stories, anecdotes, and riddles along the way. On arrival at the Museum of Natural History, your guide will accompany you directly to the Anatomy Gallery. You will discover an impressive collection of animal skeletons, including that of a 20-meter-long whale. You'll also discover the gigantic skeletons of Diplodocus, Allosaurus, and Triceratops. Explore a time long ago in the prehistoric world of dinosaurs and mammoths, and arrive back in the 21st century with a little more knowledge about the history of life on earth.

  • Paris: Full-Day Cooking Class, Market Tour and Lunch

    4. Paris: Full-Day Cooking Class, Market Tour and Lunch

    Discover some of the secrets to French cuisine at a small group cooking class in Paris. Held in the Latin Quarter, the class is typically limited to between 3 and 7 people to keep things intimate and personal. You wlll be welcomed at 09:00 with croissant, coffee and tea. After getting to know each other, head to a nearby open air market to find the freshest ingredients for your class, and experience some of the local color of the Latin Quarter. Back at the school by 10:30, it’s time to build your menu depending on what ingredients were available. This will include an appetizer, main course, and a dessert focused on classic French techniques, such as ice cream and wine sauce. Learn how to plan a meal, and what can be prepared in advance. After about 2 hours of cooking - fortified with a glass of wine or 2 - it’s time to enjoy a delicious meal, paired with red and white wines and genero...

    This was a lot of fun! Sarah was an engaging, knowledgeable tutor and host. Highly recommended.

  • Medieval Paris Private Walking Tour

    5. Medieval Paris Private Walking Tour

    Explore life in Paris 800 years ago on a 2-hour tour of the most important Medieval sites in the city, including the Hotel de Cluny, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Fountain of the Innocents. Your guide will tell you about the culture, art, and architecture of the Middle Ages while walking along Medieval streets to discover façades that retain their Medieval symbols. Along the way, visit the imposing Notre-Dame de Paris, the most important monument to Medieval Paris. Wander the Latin Quarter to see where the Medieval lives on today. Pass the Hotel de Cluny, a former mansion of Cluny abbots that is now the Museum of the Middle Ages. Go to the Sorbonne to see one of Europe's oldest universities, and marvel at the Flamboyant Gothic Saint-Jacques Tower, all that remains of the 16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie. Learn the mercanitile history of Les Halles, and see the oldest i...

  • Paris: Latin Quarter Private Walking Tour

    6. Paris: Latin Quarter Private Walking Tour

    Enjoy a private tour with a professional guide and discover the highlights of a fascinating area that has inspired countless artists and other creative geniuses, including Hemingway, Woody Allen, and Salvador Dali, to name just a few. This private tour will take you to the core of Paris history from medieval times to its present day's bohemian culture preserved in this charming student village. The Latin Quarter is home to the Sorbonne University, the Pantheon, the world-famous Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, and the breathtaking Luxembourg Gardens.

  • Paris: Walking Food Tour

    7. Paris: Walking Food Tour

    Looking for an unforgettable experience on your Parisian adventure? Get away from the over-saturated tourist areas and enjoy Paris as the Parisians do. Your expert guide will unlock the secrets of Paris’s streets and buildings, sharing the hidden restaurants, bars, gardens and galleries that are known only to the locals. Your guides have scouted out the most authentic eateries specializing in all the gourmet French classics you've been dreaming of tasting. This tour leads you through the winding streets and picturesque alleyway of the Latin Quarter and the 5th Arrondissement, with your friendly, local guides sharing a wealth of knowledge about the amazing food, history and architecture of the neighborhood. This walking food tour is perfect for tourists and locals alike looking for a way to explore and taste their way through Paris off the beaten path, and anyone with a hunger for disco...

    One of the best things about our stay! Lots of great nibbles, amazing wine (which I ended up buying a bottle of) and best of all the tour guide was brilliant, really knowledgeable and lots of great little bits of information. Highly recommend!!

  • Paris Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    8. Paris Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    This 2-hour guided walking tour of the Latin Quarter takes you to the very heart of medieval Paris, and you’ll get an idea what this area, now renowned for its elegance and sophistication, used to be like. As you walk along the cobblestone streets, you’ll come across many students who attend the district’s various universities, including the Sorbonne, world-famous for its high standards and centuries-old traditions. The area exudes a youthful spirit of rebellion and progressive ideas, which are in contrast with the ancient streets and churches of the medieval era. This is Paris where tradition truly meets the future. Your tour takes you through the many layers of the Latin Quarter. Along with the historic monuments and beautiful, old-world architecture, you’ll find the hottest jazz clubs of Paris, as well as nightclubs, cocktail bars, and hip restaurants. Principal sites visited on t...

  • Latin Quarter: Walking Tour

    9. Latin Quarter: Walking Tour

    Experience the bohemian atmosphere of the Latin Quarter in Paris by visiting the oldest parts of Paris with a passionate tour guide. Discover the city’s rich heritage, including typical narrow streets and buildings. The Latin quarter is renowned for its hip cafés where students and great intellectuals have hung out for centuries including Hemingway, Woody Allen, and Salvador Dali, to name just a few. It’s also home to the Sorbonne University, the Pantheon, the Cluny Museum, St. Germain, the world-famous Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, and the breathtaking Luxembourg Gardens. From royal squares to picturesque streets, from landmark neighborhoods to hidden ones, your guide will be happy to accompany you through the City of Light. This tour will give you the keys to see and understand everything that makes up the beauty and history of Paris through the centuries. Travel back in time to th...

  • Paris: 4-Hour Guided Tour by Minibus

    10. Paris: 4-Hour Guided Tour by Minibus

    Discover the highlights of Paris on an interactive 4-hour tour with live guide, available as a private or small group option. Travel the streets by minibus, and see more than you would on a walking tour! Meet your guide at the Opéra Garnier (Palais Garnier), and set off to explore the Latin Quarter, notable for the Sorbonne university campus and its bohemian vibe. Pass the scenic Place du Châtelet and imposing Louvre Museum, as well as the Haussmann designed Place de l’ Opéra. Admire the triumphant Place Vendôme and the expansive Place de la Concorde at the end of the Champs-Élysées. See the iconic columns of La Madeleine, the complex of buildings of the Ecole Militaire, and the museums and monuments of Les Invalides. Experience the sidewalk café culture of St. Germain-des-Pres. Enjoy ample photo stops along the way. Then, continue with a walking tour of the Notre-Dame de Paris and Ma...

    I brought my mom to visit Paris for the first time . We did a big bus tour the first day but in retrospect , we should have done well with this tour instead . Well worth the money spent . We ended up being the only clients so it was like a private tour with a private guide and vehicle . Fred was the most excellent and gracious tour guide , knowleagable about his city , mellow and courteous at the same time . He provided a comprehensive overview of the geography of the city and its important landmarks ,driving us around and at the same time giving us a history lesson . Learning was more conducive than being in a big bus with a lot more people and one guide . Highly recommend.

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What people are saying about La Sorbonne

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 347 reviews

Frédéric is an enthousiast guide, who told us a lot of small stories during the tour. We enjoyed the tour. He also gave us some addresses to have dinner, lunch or a drink. Unfortunately 'au trappiste' was closed. Les fous de l'île' was a perfect place for dinner! Thanks, Frédéric.

Very good service. Frederic really gave us an interesting tour. He certainly knows his Paris. In addition to all the juicy details only someone with his experience can give. We had an absolutely amazing time! Next time we’ll go for the tour of the French Revolution tour.

Do you want to discover Paris and the life in the narrow streets? then take this trip. We were very lucky with guide Frederic. His knowledge and talks were meaningful for us, parents and son - 17 years old. His Dutch is very good. We will come back!

The small group size and very knowledgeable and interactive tour guide made for a wonderful way to see parts unknown of this beautiful city. Thanks for the great time Claudia!

We could have just biked on our own but we are glad we did not because We learned a lot we would not have known without the guide.