From there we took a walking tour from a book we found in our apartment, "Secrets, Legends, and Mysteries of Old Paris." This tour begins near the Sorbonne. We found a statue of Montaigne in a small park across from the Sorbonne. Legend has it that if you rub his toe and make a wish the wish will come true. I tried it and it worked! See the last photo in this post to find our what my wish was.
Not too far away was the oldest church in Paris, Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, located just steps away from the oldest tree in Paris. The church is now used for Melkite Greek Catholic services. It looks like a small village church and is very modest compared to many of the huge Gothic churches throughout the city.
The tour then took us in the neighborhood of the Pantheon, which was quite hilly. We decided to call it a day and hopped on the Métro to return home. Near our Métro stop we stopped at a bakery and this is when my rubbing Montaigne's toe paid off. The pastry on the left is a religieuse, so named because it is supposed to resemble a nun in her habit. The one on the right is called Paris-Brest and according to Wikipedia it was created to commemorate the bicycle race of the same name.