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Saint-Séverin: Our most recommended tours and activities

Notre-Dame, Île de la Cité & St. Severin Church Guided Tour

1. Notre-Dame, Île de la Cité & St. Severin Church Guided Tour

The monumental Notre-Dame Cathedral is one of the most remarkable Gothic cathedrals in France and Europe and is one of the capital’s major monuments. As a symbol of a city and even a country, its history is made of stones and men. On April 15, 2019 the main spire and roof of the building collapsed in a huge fire. By joining this tour you will learn more about the rebuilding of Notre-Dame and the next steps for its reconstruction. You will see the revival of Gothic Architecture and enjoy a walking tour in the Île de la Cité, the mythical place where everything began. Next you will enjoy a guided tour at the Saint-Severin Church in the Latin quarter, a great example of flamboyant Gothic Architecture.

Notre-Dame, Île de la Cité & St. Severin Private Family Tour

2. Notre-Dame, Île de la Cité & St. Severin Private Family Tour

The monumental Notre-Dame Cathedral is one of the most remarkable Gothic cathedrals in France and Europe and is one of the capital’s major monuments. As a symbol of a city and even a country, its history is made of stones and men. On April 15, 2019 the main spire and roof of the building collapsed in a huge fire. By joining this tour your family will learn more about: the rescue of Notre Dame Cathedral, the next steps for its reconstruction and the revival of Gothic Architecture. This tour will also pay tribute to the exceptional craftsmen who will undertake the work. After, enjoy a walking tour in the Île de la Cité and a guided tour of the Saint-Severin Church in the latin quarter, a great example of the “The flamboyant Gothic Architecture”,  called the little sister of Notre-Dame Cathedral. A perfect route awaits you and your private guide will make this visit fun by adapting his speech for your children. 

Paris: 3 City Walking Tours

3. Paris: 3 City Walking Tours

Discover Paris and its fashion, art, and literary worlds with this multi-tour city pass and app. Use an included app to locate your guide and enjoy access to 3 guided and 8 self-guided walking tours. Get the most out of your time with unlimited tour access for 2 days. Paris, the world’s most romantic capital, has inspired artists, writers, and designers for centuries. The likes of Picasso, F.Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein all called the city home. Their legacy lives on in the city’s museums, galleries, libraries, and boutiques. As much as the city is about culture, it is also about strolling along elegant avenues, indulging in croissants and coffee at cafes, and shopping in chic stores. With your pass, you’ll get to see the best of both Parisian worlds to get a true sense of what this city is all about. Go deep into the city’s soul by exploring its incredible neighborhoods. The Le Marais tour takes you on a stroll through what’s arguably Paris’ hippest neighborhood to explore Paris’ fashion, LGBTQ+ scene, and its Jewish Quarter. Stop at poet and novelist Victor Hugo’s former home, Musee Carnavalet, and Rue des Rosiers, one of the most picturesque shopping streets in Paris. All the must-see landmarks in the area are on the itinerary too, including Paroisse Saint-Paul Saint-Louis and Sully Hôtel. Retrace the steps of Paris’ most famous literary talents who were most often found hanging out in the Latin Quarter. Starting at Place Saint-Michel, wander around to find out what drew the world's great literary minds like Baudelaire, Hugo, and Camus to this part of Paris. Pass some of the city’s best restaurants on Rue de la Huchette, bury your heads in books at the world-famous Shakespeare & Company bookstore, and get a glimpse of Ernest Hemingway’s former home. Get a look at the Panthéon and Sorbonne University. The Artist’s Paris tour takes you to the neighborhood that has won over the hearts of artists for centuries: Montemarte. Overlooked by the Sacre-Coeur, this quiet cobbled village in the center of Paris is home to galleries, cafes, and historic gems. Starting at Le Bateau-Lavoir, pass sculptures like Le Passe Muraille and Buste de Dalida to reach the Musée de Montmartre. See the Sacre-Coeur and the Église Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, then stroll around Place du Tertre where many artists display and sell their work. After exploring many of the city's landmarks with your guide on 3 guided walking tours, use the free tour app with self-guided walking tour routes (included in your ticket) to discover more of Paris on your own (download instructions found on your confirmation voucher).

Paris Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

4. Paris Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

This 2-hour guided walking tour of the Latin Quarter takes you to the very heart of medieval Paris, and you’ll get an idea what this area, now renowned for its elegance and sophistication, used to be like. As you walk along the cobblestone streets, you’ll come across many students who attend the district’s various universities, including the Sorbonne, world-famous for its high standards and centuries-old traditions. The area exudes a youthful spirit of rebellion and progressive ideas, which are in contrast with the ancient streets and churches of the medieval era. This is Paris where tradition truly meets the future. Your tour takes you through the many layers of the Latin Quarter. Along with the historic monuments and beautiful, old-world architecture, you’ll find the hottest jazz clubs of Paris, as well as nightclubs, cocktail bars, and hip restaurants. Principal sites visited on the tour include Shakespeare and Company, Rue Saint-Séverin, the Church of Saint-Séverin, Hôtel de Cluny, La Sorbonne, the Panthéon, Church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, and the Luxembourg Gardens.

Paris Family Walking Tour

5. Paris Family Walking Tour

Explore Paris at an easy pace around the city center. Your family-friendly local professional guide will make sure the kids have just as much fun sightseeing as the adults. Enjoy a leisurely pace as you stroll around the city center, seeing the famous cultural and architectural sites and landmarks. Learn about Paris's famous landmarks, while listening to the stories shared by the guide, guaranteed to provide you and your family with a few giggles as you wind down the off beaten paths of the city.

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What people are saying about Saint-Séverin

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 131 reviews

We love GYG! Every single time we have the opportunity we book a tour, which allows us to glean useful information about the subject matter. Time is valuable, get the most with GYG!

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to know about Notre Dame and the places around there. Our guide, Lea, was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Very nice and dedicated tour guide with exciting stories and stories. Definitely to be recommended

Great experience and great tours. The app was pretty cool to use.

The staff and guide were so knowledgeable and helpful