Transfer to Paris – Paris’ Latin Quarter
Today, you will leave to South of France aboard the TGV train to Paris. You will enjoy a light lunch on the train as you look out over the dreamy fields of France.
On arrival in Paris, you will check into the sumptuous Hotel Monte Cristo, which is designed to resemble the home of the author Alexandre Dumas. (It also has a rum bar and an indoor swimming pool which are both welcome after a day out and about!)
The hotel is situated in the heart of the Latin quarter, the oldest in Paris, home to a Roman Amphitheater as well as the ancient Sorbonne University and dotted with spirited cafés where the likes of Hemingway, Stein, Sartre, De Beauvoir and Picasso, and others would rub shoulders.
You will go on a walking tour of the area, exploring the haunts and colorful anecdotes of Hemingway, Henry Miller and others. You will also visit the Pantheon which is the stately and impressive resting place of Victor Hugo, Dumas, Rousseau, Voltaire and Zola.
Tonight, you will dine on traditional fare at Le Polidor, which is one of the oldest bistros in Paris. You might also remember it from the movie Midnight in Paris, as this is here that Gil meets Hemingway for the first time.