Begin your private walking tour in central Paris. Then head near the Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral where your art historian guide shares the rich history of this iconic landmark and gives context for its location on the Ile de la Cité.
As you walk the cobblestone streets of the Latin Quarter, you learn to spot the architectural clues that a building dates back to the Middle Ages. Visit the Sorbonne and the Hotel de Cluny, a 14-century monastery turned Museum of the Middle Ages, famous for The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. You see the ornate tower from the 16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie and visit the Renaissance-style Fountain of the Innocents (Fontaine des Innocents).
Explore the stories behind landmarks such as Les Halles, the site of the city’s market dating back to the 1100s. Armed with this knowledge of medieval history, you can wander on your own with greater insight.