Paris - Aristocrats and Artists in Saint Germain des Prés

Aristocrats and Artists in Saint Germain des Prés

Tue, 8 Jun
(249 reviews)
Saint Germain des Prés, Paris, France
45 mins

About the tour

A former aristocratic area, Saint Germain des Prés offers beautifully preserved streets filled with cafés such as Café de Flore and les Deux Magots where philosophers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir would spend days, but also studios for the artists such as Picasso and Delacroix! The place to be after WW2, Saint Germain des Prés was the heart of the literary life and of the jazz scene of Paris. We will also see the oldest café of Paris where revolutionary members but also Benjamin Franklin would go and explore the former territory of the oldest abbey of Paris: Saint Germain des Prés!

Meet your local guide


It's an understatement to say Florent knows Paris. Born in this wonderful city, Florent says he confidently knows every nook and cranny. Having completed over 2000 tours, we believe him. He's a self-declared history, art, and archaeology fan. What he loves most is sharing the best parts (and secrets) of Paris with you! “In French, if you add two letters to Paris, it becomes Paradis (Paradise in English)” he laughs. And paradise, it truly is. Be it exploring Paris' gastronomical delights or catching an auction, walking along the River Seine (which Florent gallantly swam), exploring spots where Hemingway lived or its sprawling gardens, Florent takes you on an exciting tour through his favorite city. “I love sharing my discoveries, explaining the boisterous history of Paris and showing places that are very hard to find otherwise, and of course getting to know new people every day!” Florent says.

Florent has been guiding since Aug 2010

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Paris with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Paris. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Anne A.

05 May 2021

Formidable!J'aimais beaucoup l'ambience et l'information de ce quartier.Les ours aussi!Florent,félicitation!

Margaret H.

04 May 2021

As always your tours are beautiful and informative. I like the fact that you are a true Parisian Thanks, Margaret and Wilf

Sue E.

04 May 2021

Interesting tour. Thanks.

Rhonda Z.

04 May 2021

I will cherish the moment of the live music in the cathedral saint germain until I am in Paris next..Florent, Thank you for such a fabulous tour of saint germain and all the delights it holds...Merci encore!

Susan G.

04 May 2021

Flo has an uncanny sense of Parisienne history which I very much enjoy hearing and learning from. He is a mist excellent guide.

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