St Germain-des-Prés : Intellectuals and Jazz on the Left Bank

1 to 20

1.5 hour

from 19€

Flexible cancellation policy

Dive into St Germain-des-Pres past and present, home to iconic Parisian cafés, art galleries, boutiques and Left Bank chic.

Explore the authentic side of St Germain-des-Prés with an expert local guide. Once the hotbed of artistic and literary life in Paris, this stylish neighborhood is Left Bank cool at its best.

Private

Benefit from a private guide, just for you and your family or friends
Tailor your visit to suit your own specific needs and wishes
Explore at your own pace

265€

Price for 2 guests

Shared

Share your experience with a small group of people from all over the world
Save time with our pre-reserved entrances
Enjoy exploring with the best hand-picked local guides

19€

Price for 1 adult

Private

Benefit from a private guide, just for you and your family or friends
Tailor your visit to suit your own specific needs and wishes
Explore at your own pace

265€

Price for 2 guests

Shared

Share your experience with a small group of people from all over the world
Save time with our pre-reserved entrances
Enjoy exploring with the best hand-picked local guides

19€

Price for 1 adult

Highlights

Explore the Parisian’s St Germain-des-Près with a local expert
See the iconic cafés of the Left Bank
Discover lively, local streets full of chic boutiques and galleries
Hear the fascinating history of this mythical quarter

Tour Description

Home of literary geniuses, rebellious students and revolutionaries, the captivating stories of this mythical neighborhood can be found down winding streets, in quiet courtyards and on its legendary café terraces. We’ll dive into the fascinating past of this iconic Left Bank neighborhood as we discover the Parisian’s St Germain des Pres, far from the tourist crowds.

Here, revolutionary plots were hatched, philosophical and literary debates raged in the cafés, and stylish Parisians danced and made music in underground jazz clubs.The intellectual and artistic elite of Paris flocked here in the 1950’s, bringing together artists, writers, poets and musicians, and the crowded bars and clubs reverberated to the new music of Miles Davis and Sidney Bechet.

Today it’s still lively and typical, home to art-house cinemas, art galleries, hip boutiques, bustling street markets and some superb places to shop and eat; a perfect place to stroll and soak up the very Parisian atmosphere in the company of an expert local guide.

What’s included

Guided 1.5 hour walking tour in English
Fully licensed expert local guide
Limited groups of 20 people or fewer

FAQ

Is there a lot of walking on this tour?

There is a reasonable amount of walking on this tour. However, like all our tours, it has been carefully designed to ensure you see as much as possible at a comfortable pace that is accessible to everyone.

Can I bring a stroller?

You can bring a stroller. You should not encounter any particular difficulties on this tour.

Is this tour suitable for children?

This tour is suitable for children. However if you have younger children and are looking for tours that are specifically designed for families with kids, allowing the children to interact and participate with the guide throughout, our Family Tours are perhaps more appropriate as the children will be the focus of the visit.