Saint Germain - tour express 1,30 hour

  • On this 3-hour walking tour, you will explore the best of the medieval Paris with Ramona as your local guide.

  • Duration icon1.5 H
    Participants icon2 - 6
    Offered in English
  • Saint Germain - tour express 1,30 hour

  • On this 3-hour walking tour, you will explore the best of the medieval Paris with Ramona as your local guide.

  • Duration icon1.5 H
    Participants icon2 - 6
    Offered in English
  • Offered in English
  • Meet your host, Ramona R
    Photo of Ramona R

    Bonjour, My name is Ramona, my friends call me Parisina due to my love for Paris. I have a diploma in tourism management, guide courses and courses of art and archaeology. I’m certified Tour Guide in France and a 'professional traveller'. I love my job, Paris, Rome, good food, to meet new people and to go to art galleries. It will be my pleasure to share my knowledge and passion with you and to show you around. I spend a lot of my free time in museums, to discover the stories behind the paintings and the life of the commissioners because that makes one understand the works of art. Every painting tells a story. Come to discover the stories and the city with me! «Guide-conférencier» Official Lecturer-guide, badge number N°GC/18/92/221/P, issued in France.

  • What you will see and do

    The tour starts in front of Saint Michel Fontaine (Metro L4, RER B & C), on the Left Bank.
    In this tour you will have fun learning about different things, from terrifying crimes, famous lovers, important figures of the Enlightenment and the ''Lost Generation'' as well as East European diaspora.
    You will admire different types of architecture, from Medieval to Haussmann and Belle Époque, and you will indulge yourself in the atmosphere of literary cafes, seeing three renowned cafes, Le Procope, Les Deux Magots & Café de Flore, the oldest coffee houses in Paris. They are known for their famous clientele, places where writers, philosophers, actors and artists gathered.

    The three bohemian cafes are located in the chic St-Germain-des-Près district and are ranked in the top 10 of the 450 nightlife options in Paris.
    You will walk in the footsteps of Hemingway, Dali, Picasso, Zadkine, Tristan Tzara, Paul Coelho, and transport yourself into another time. Juliette Gréco, Brigitte Bardo, Simone Signoret, Alain Delon, Belmondo, fashion creators like Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Paco Rabanne, they were all regular here.
    The American Cinema is also greatly represented by Jane Fonda, Sharon Stone, Robert de Niro, Ford Coppola & his daughter Sofia, Isabella Rosselini, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Tim Burton, Cher, Gary Oldman, Paul Auster, Seberg, Polanski...and many others.

    We will stroll together narrow, cobbled streets outside the beaten track, pass through a passage (for day tour), see inner courtyards, while you will discover medieval Paris and learn insolite stories.
    The tour ends in Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés / Place Sartre-Beauvoir. To come back to the starting point: you can take the nearby metro L4 from Saint-Germain-des-Prés direction Porte de Clignancourt for two stations or just walk 800 meters along the Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue Danton /or Rue Hautefeuille, for 1o minutes.

    DETAILED ITINERARY:
    (1) Fontaine Saint-Michel
    (2) Hôtel de Bretteville* (the house of the painter Pablo Picasso, where he painted ''Guernica'' in 1937. Here the writer Honoré de Balzac placed the action of his novel ''The unknown masterpiece''.
    (3) Relais Louis XIII* - today a restaurant
    (4) The famous café ''Le Procope'' - still a café
    (5) Eugene Delacroix Museum*
    (6) Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church*
    (7) The iconic Café de Flore & Les Deux Magots*
    End of the tour. Tour about 1,5 Km.

    Please note: * means exterior visit (view from outside).
    I also offer 100% customized tours, scheduled at your convenience. Please inquiry.

  • Included iconWhat's included

    Guiding services
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    Subway tickets, coffee, entrance fee, others.
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • I'll be standing in front of the big Fountain and I will hold a black stick in my hand. You will also have my phone number after the booking.

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