Latin Quarter: From La Sorbonne to the Pantheon


  • Offline Mode: Download tours and listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy the sites

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the perfect picture spots

  • Enjoy a private experience in a COVID-19 safe environment


Explore the magnificent buildings and fascinating history of the Latin Quarter. Learn about the French history and culture: from food markets to education, religion, literature and even immigration.

Tour info

45 minutes -
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (5-100 years)
Meeting Point

Rue Saint-Médard, Rue Saint-Médard, Paris, Île-de-France, 75005

Dropoff location

1 Rue Victor Cousin, Rue Victor Cousin, Paris, Île-de-France, 75005

Why take this tour?

Discover the mesmerising district of the Latin Quarter in Paris, located in the 5th arrondissement, in this immersive private audio tour! The neighbourhood is renowned for its iconic architecture, secret treasures and is perfect for those who wish to take a peek into a regular day in the lives of Parisians. 

Narrated by a local historian, you will walk through the intriguing Saint Médard. Discover the delicacies of French Cuisine at Rue Mouffetard, stop at Ernest Hemingway's old apartment, and learn more about the filming location of ‘Midnight in Paris’ at Saint Etienne du Mont. 

Wander through family-friendly attractions that include student-filled cafes around the Sorbonne University, visiting the Pantheon and even stopping by the famous bookshop Shakespeare & Company, for a cultural adventure around this popular market neighbourhood of Paris.

Most people who visit Paris don’t fall in love with the city because of her grand buildings or boulevards, but because of her rhythm of life. By the end of this tour, you should walk away with a better understanding of what it means to be a Parisian.
We start on the famous Rue Mouffetard market street. We’ll dive straight into France’s most delicious produce and explain the differences between various cheeses, wines and regions. We’ll learn about the tips and tricks used by monks to create the world’s most expensive wine, and what type of cows make the best cheese. Any conversation of sufficient length with a French person will inevitably lead to a great meal they once had - and by the end of this section you’ll be able to hold your own on any of these topics!
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a Parisian neighbourhood with more churches. From the controversial Eglise St Medard, to the amazing but slightly wonky St Etienne du Mont church (we think the architect must have been drunk when designing it), we’ll explore the best churches the Latin Quarter has to offer. We’ll also speak about France’s often tumultuous relationship with religion and try to understand why this is the case.
For all the bookworms out there, you'll be able to see lovely Parisian bookshops and walk past Ernest Hemingway's old apartment. We’ll discover the lost generation and visit some spots from the movie that celebrated them: “Midnight in Paris”. Wander at your own pace in one of the oldest parts of Paris as you stumble upon the Philippe Auguste Wall.
We’ll take in some of Paris’ most photogenic spots as we wander towards the Panthéon. We’ll pause to  appreciate the great people buried here and the history, relevance and Roman influence that makes this monument unique. We’ll also open up on sensitive topics that have affected France in recent times, discussing France’s relationship with immigration and the rise of the far right.
Finally, as the self-guided podcast tour comes to an end at La Sorbonne, you'll learn about this area’s ties with education and why many historians call the Latin Quarter the “Google of the middle ages”.
The Vidi Guides experience is enriched with on-screen photos and videos. We also point out where to take the perfect Instagram photos during the tour, and include recommendations for food, drinks, and local attractions. Don't worry, none of our recommendations are sponsored - they are simply favourites of the locals who helped craft the experience.
Vidi Guides creates immersive audio experiences that are like podcasts. This is a self-guided audio tour that can be started or stopped at your own convenience. Download the Vidi Guides app & your Latin Quarter tour to explore the area independently and safely! Make sure to download your tour before your visit to streamline your trip! 

- Learn about the neighbourhood’s rich history & France’s relationship with education, religion and food
- Discover some of France’s most iconic sites, from the Sorbonne to the Pantheon
- Visit some of the Latin Quarter’s lesser known sites, such as the wonky St Etienne du Mont church or shooting spots from “Midnight in Paris”
- The self-guided podcast tour can be downloaded anytime directly on your smartphone

What’s included?

  • Access to your self-guided audio tour

  • Audio tour provided by a local or historian

  • Offline Mode: Download tours in advance to listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy sites, without getting lost

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the spot for your perfect picture

  • Mobile Device

  • Earphones/headset

Things to know

Before you book

  • This product is suitable for all ages

  • Do it at your own pace. This product is suitable for all fitness levels

  • English speaking Audio guide only

Before you go

  • You will need to bring your own mobile phone

  • You will need to bring your own headset/earphones

Covid Policy

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Avoid the crowds and explore Paris's famous Latin Quarter at your own pace while adhering to social distancing regulations!

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Redemption information

    Bring a pair of headphones along with you so that you can truly immerse yourself in the experience! Download now and start at your convenience!

    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Too many people visit places without discovering anything about them. And we can’t let that happen.

We believe that the true essence of travelling lies in the joy of discovering the authentic face of cities, neighbourhood and cultural sites, and unlocking the many tales they hold.

With that spirit in our hearts, we started out in search of these stories hidden in the nooks and corners of Paris, London, Cambridge and Oxford's most iconic spots. We then dived into each place’s culture, history, and traditions by collaborating with historians, famous architects, photographers, street artists, and many more. What we ended up finding was a treasure trove of stories that we have meticulously tied together just for you!

But how to deliver this information? We didn’t want to create another Wikipedia, with people looking at their phones instead of the sites. And let’s face it, audioguides and headsets belong to the 20th century.. This is why we’ve created our own storytelling format. Podcast-style tours, enriched with photos and videos, that keep you wanting more.

Our goal is to create a form of travel that will make you truly discover the places you visit.