Home of the effortlessly cool, Saint-Germain is well-known for its creative crowd. On this tour, you’ll get to infiltrate their scene and see what makes this chic corner of the world go round.

You’ll meet in front of the Panthéon - a magnificent, colonnaded mausoleum where some of the country’s most notable figures are laid to rest. Your guide will kick off the tour with a walk up to Sainte-Genevieve hill, a popular spot for university students to hang and admire views down to the Panthéon and beyond.

Then it’s a meander through the medieval streets of Saint-Germain before you come to the lush Jardins de Luxembourg. This area is popular with writers, intellectuals, musicians, and artists, and replete with eclectic cafes, pokey bookshops, and lively street markets. It’s easy to see why Ernest Hemingway, Jim Morrison, and many others fell in love with the bohemian vibe of this area.

Following a walk along the banks of the Seine, you’ll stop in at a delightful little traditional wine store and sample a charcuterie plate with a glass of wine. This is an authentic French gastronomic treat full of deliciously decadent cheese, salty cured meat, and rich pâtés.

Just outside the store in a pretty little square, you’ll play a game of pétanque (or boules)  - a traditional french game of hurling weighted balls into a sandy pit. The closest to the marker wins! What’s more, paired with another glass of wine or a potent Pastis, your technique may well improve...

Into neighboring Saint-Michel, you’ll stop by Paris’ first English bookshop, an absolute mecca for bookworms who like to hunt out an old classic or an unusual gem.

Finally, your tour will end at the glorious Notre Dame cathedral, steeped in history and legend. Could there be a better way to finish this Paris city tour of gastronomy, charm, and art? Nope, didn’t think so!

Please note: Entrance to Notre Dame cathedral is suspended for the foreseeable future following the devasting fire in April 2019. While you cannot enter, you can still enjoy the stunning architecture of the cathedral’s facade, which was remarkably unscathed.

How to book

Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance by phone or email.
Call +33 7 82 36 74 64 (available Monday to Saturday 8:45am to 7:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 2:00pm)
Email: info@parisurbanadventures.com
Please mention your pass number and name. Amendments and cancellations are accepted up to 48 hours before your booking. No-shows will still be charged.

How to get there:

Meet your guide in front of the entrance gates to the Panthéon. They will be holding an Urban Adventures sign.
Start time: 2PM
End point: Ile de la Cité, Paris

Nearest Metro stations:
Cardinal Lemoine (line 10)
Place Monge (line 7)

Using your Paris Explorer Pass

Show your Paris Explorer Pass to your guide to enjoy a free Explore Paris Boheme tour.

The Paris Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Explore Paris Boheme, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!


Monday to Saturday from March 1, 2019, to January 5, 2020
Monday 2PM - 5.30PM
Tuesday 2PM - 5.30PM
Wednesday 2PM - 5.30PM
Thursday 2PM - 5.30PM
Friday 2PM - 5.30PM
Saturday 2PM - 5.30PM
Sunday Closed


December 25 and January 1

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Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, France


+33 7 82 36 74 64