Left Bank Audio Guide: Notre Dame to the Latin Quarter

Follow Paris’ backstreets to see art, history and urban culture brought to life
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Audio Guide Details
Duration
1 hour 30 minutes
Product Type
Audio Guide
Venues
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Notre Dame Cathedral (exterior only)
  • Cluny Museum
  • Church of Saint-Séverin
  • Church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • Pont des Arts
  • Île de la Cité
Preview Left Bank Audio Guide: Notre Dame to the Latin Quarter
Start: Cité Metro Station
Sainte Chapelle
Clock Tower
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Audio Guide Description
  • Put your map away and let a French art lover uncover the history of one of the most artistic district's in Paris
  • Hit play together and stroll the city or wander solo, but always with an expert in your ear as your personal guide

This tour may be impacted by the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics. You can find a map with the latest Olympics activity here.

Starting on the Île de la Cité in Place Louis Lépine square, you'll see the Gothic masterpieces of Notre Dame de Paris and Sainte Chapelle, before strolling along the Left Bank of the Seine and past the San Severin Church. On this self-paced tour, you'll wander down cobblestone streets in one of the most artistic districts in Paris with art aficionado and history lover Laurent Bonneval from Context Travel. As you wind through Paris' backstreets to the Pont des Arts bridge, where our tour ends, you'll gain an understanding of the city's history and urban culture, as well as some of the men and women who transformed it. 

Along the way, you'll:

• Observe Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque art and architectural styles 
• Pass by iconic buildings like the Hôtel Dieu, Cluny Museum, and Shakespeare and Company bookstore
• Discover Paris' most bohemian neighborhood with a local in your ear
• Learn about the famous artists and writers who resided there, such as Ernest Hemingway, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simon de Beauvoir, to name a few
• Visit the Latin Quarter's historic churches, bridges, and gardens including Pont au Change bridge, Church of Saint Germain des Prés, and Church of Saint Séverin
• Enjoy the colors and fragrances of Marché aux Fleurs Reine Elizabeth II, the Flower Market, and throw yourself into some of the city's best shopping

By the end of this 90-minute self-guided audio guide tour, you'll have a deeper appreciation of Parisian history, art and architecture.
Meet Your Expert
Laurent

Even before getting his university degrees in Law and Business, Laurent was the youngest “guide-conférencier” to obtain his license in France at the age of 16. With an authentic passion for art and history, he had a previous career in international business and marketing before focusing entirely on his job as guide. An art collector himself, particularly fond of painting, he attended open courses at the Ecole du Louvre and graduated from IESA art school. His purpose, thanks to a very participative approach, is to make you see and understand art rather than just learn about it.

How do I access the audio guide and download it for offline use?
Once you complete your purchase, you will receive a voucher code for your Audio Guide. You must download the Voicemap app and enter the code. 
  1. Install VoiceMap from the Apple App Store or Google Play
  2. Create an account
  3. Select Tour Codes from the menu, then select Enter Codes
  4. Enter your Voucher Code
  5. Select Download Now
Is closed captioning (i.e. subtitles) available?
Yes! All of our audio guides have the option to turn on closed captioning should you have difficulty hearing the expert.

How long does each event last?
Our recorded audio guides typically run for 75 minutes.

How can I share this audio guide with friends or family?
You are welcome to listen together with friends or family, but each person listening to the guide on their own device will need to purchase the audio guide individually.

How long does my access to the audio guide last?
Once you purchase an audio guide, you are welcome to listen to it as many times as you would like. Your access to a purchased audio guide does not expire.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?
Sales for recorded audio guides are final upon purchase. Please contact us at digital@contexttravel.com if you have any questions or concerns about your purchase.

Can I purchase a gift card for a friend who is traveling?
Absolutely! Gift cards can be purchased here. Gift cards are good for 365 days from the date of purchase.

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