Paris Private Tour Latin Quarter & Left Bank, History & Archeology

Paris Private Tour Latin Quarter & Left Bank, History & Archeology
Cultural & Theme Tours > Historical & Heritage Tours > Historical Tour
$64.71
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Discover the treasures of the Left Bank of Paris, the city's Latin Quarter & St Germain-des-Près.  This private tour will take you to visit some of the loveliest treasures of the Left Bank.
- The city's oldest church, as well as later churches from the baroque period.
- Roman ruins - the few remaining vestiges of the Romans in Paris including thermal baths & the remains of an arena
- See where the Revolutionaries gathered & plotted their insurrections in 1789.
Commentary provided by a trained historian that will provide insights into the historical & archeological context of this unique area of Paris.

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 man who built the guillotine would "practise" its use on sheep.

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.

Discover the treasures of the Left Bank of Paris, the city's Latin Quarter & St Germain-des-Près.  This private tour will take you to visit some of the loveliest treasures of the Left Bank.
- The city's oldest church, as well as later churches from the baroque period.
- Roman ruins - the few remaining vestiges of the Romans in Paris including thermal baths & the remains of an arena
- See where the Revolutionaries gathered & plotted their insurrections in 1789.
Commentary provided by a trained historian that will provide insights into the historical & archeological context of this unique area of Paris.