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Private Insider Walking Tour of St Germain-des-Prés

From £139 pp

France, Paris

2 Hours

Private Tour of up to 10

Private Insider Walking Tour of St Germain-des-Prés

What You'll Do

Join a tour that gets you off the beaten track and under the skin of one of the most fascinating neighbourhoods in Paris, famous for its vibrancy and bohemian atmosphere, local galleries, boutiques, patisseries and chocolatiers and sample some of their famous delicious treats.

Meet a local, expert guide and explore the local side of St Germain des Pres, with atmospheric bars and edgy cafes tucked away down small streets and in quiet courtyards.

This legendary part of Paris is bursting at the seams with history, and you’ll dive into the heart of its fascinating past as you stroll around this hub of culture and post-war expression, far from the tourist crowds.

After the Second World War, the intellectual and artistic elite of Paris flocked here and flourished in the ’50s, bringing together artists, writers, poets and musicians, and the crowded bars and clubs boomed to the new music of Miles Davis and Sidney Bechet.

Today it’s still lively and vibrant, home to art-house cinemas, galleries and hip boutiques; a perfect place to stroll and soak up the very Parisian atmosphere in the company of an expert local guide.

St Germain is also a food lover’s paradise, and you’ll have chance to sample the delicious artisan fare of some of the best eateries in the area as you go about your tour.

You’ll stop at one of the oldest chocolate makers in Paris, with a great story to boot… they provided the go-to chocolates Queen Marie-Antoinette would take to follow her not-so savoury medicines, and you’ll get the chance to try the fated Queen’s favourite!

Some of the best contemporary pastry chefs and chocolatiers have brought their boutiques and delicacies to the district, and throughout your walk, you’ll get to sample exquisite macarons, award-winning chocolates, traditional and modern patisseries, and much more.

At the end of your tour, why not relax on the iconic terrace of the Deux Magots or the Café de Flore, enjoy an apéritif, get inspired, and watch the world go by, as many great writers, artists and intellectuals have done in St Germain-des-Pres.

Experience
Highlights

Get under the skin of this famous district by hearing the stories of the 50s heyday

Enjoy classic French pastries and sweet treats at legendary food stops

Benefit from your own local, expert guide who will bring the district to life

Your Local Host:

Hervé

We work with the very best guides, professionals who are fully accredited, handpicked for their passion for sharing their knowledge and love of their city. We source first-rate local partners - specially selected small businesses who we are proud to support - uncover hidden treasures, and put together unique tours that allow our guests to discover the authentic, local aspects of our beautiful city.

Location Information

Your meeting point will be in front of the church in St Germain des Pres, close to the St Germain des Pres metro station, which is serviced by the number 4 line.

From there, your guide will show you around the atmospheric, vibrant neighbourhood, showing it’s very best bits, and some of the jealously guarded local gems.

At the end of the tour, your guide will be happy to give you recommendations for where to head next, or take you anywhere within Saint Germain to drop you off.

  • 2 hour guided walking tour with fully licensed guide
  • 6 delicious tasting stops
  • Extra: hotel pick up/drop off can be arranged