1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Sainte-Chapelle

Paris: Ile de la Cite Walking Tour with Notre Dame

Product ID: 233477
Discover the charming Ile de la Cité, the Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie. Marvel at the prowess of the 13th century builders; Notre Dame survived the devastating fire of April 15, 2019 and a new page of her history is being written today as we visit.
About this activity
Duration: 165 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Stroll around the picturesque Ile de la Cite
  • Enjoy a guided tour including the exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Skip the lines to the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie
  • Marvel at the dazzling stained glass of the Sainte Chapelle
  • See Marie-Antoinette's prison cell
Full description
Join your guide for a fascinating walking tour of the charming and historical Ile de la Cite. Start your tour on the Left Bank in the Latin Quarter and pass by the famed bookstore, Shakespeare & Company, a gathering place for the literary legends of the 'Lost Generation'.
 
Then, see the imposing gothic structure of Notre Dame Cathedral. Built in the 13th century, this magnificent edifice has recently survived a devastating fire, yet she is still standing proudly as the symbol of the city. Learn of her incredible construction and watch history unfold before you, as she readies herself to stand tall for another eight centuries.
 
Next, enjoy a short stroll through the charming flower market to Sainte Chapelle. Built in the 13th century by King Saint Louis, 80% of the walls are covered by remarkable colored glass windows. Your last visit is to the Conciergerie, built as a medieval palace, but most famous as the prison and last home of Queen Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution.
Includes
  • Guided visit of Ile de la Cite
  • Guided visit of the exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Entrance tickets and skip-the-line timed entrance to the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie
  • Expert, fully accredited English-speaking tour guide
  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Limited groups of 20 people or fewer
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the Fontaine St. Michel at the end of Boulevard St. Michel. Directions: At the end of the Boulevard St. Michel, between the two main roads and opposite the River Seine is a large fountain. Your guide will be waiting for you just in front of the fountain. The nearest metro is St. Michel.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour involves a reasonable amount of walking, so wearing comfortable walking shoes is recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Helpful in many ways

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the city and had done his research well. A bit more time actually seeing the church in the buildings might have been helpful as we sat and talked a lot (had excellent reference photos) he was very good to an ailing member of the group (though not so quick to find her a bathroom:( He also helped me find a place I was looking for and made a great restaurant recommendation based on personal experience. He was sincere in his interest in history and sharing his great knowledge (not bored with material). thank you very much.

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June 7, 2019

gentle Paris rain

Our guide gave us a complete, very informative and comfortable tour. The St. Chapelle windows were amazing. Wow! We enjoyed the walking, even in off and on rain. Our guy was knowledgeable and careful to keep us together so we heard everything he said. The company called us when we did not show up at the correct meeting point (we were at the wrong place) and guided us by cell phone to meet our guide.

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May 11, 2019

Przewodnik bardzo ciekawie opowiadał, był wyjątkowo miły. Widać było, że go to pasjonuje. Oprowadził nas po całej wyspie. W związku z tym, że padł deszcz byliśmy tylko my. Nie mogliśmy podejść do katedry z powodu zniszczeń wywołanych pożarem. Sainte-Chapelle zapiera dech w piersiach. Witraże są przepiękne wraz z całym wnętrzem. Niestety w Conciergerie zarówno nam jak i przewodnikowi ukradziono parasolki. Lepiej nie spuszczać z oka swoich rzeczy. Poza tym nieprzyjemnym incydentem wycieczka była udana.

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August 7, 2019

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Product ID: 233477