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Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie Combined Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie Combined Skip-the-Line Ticket

Make the most of your visit to the Palais de la Cité by visiting 2 remarkable monuments: Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie. During your visit to the Conciergerie, explore the ancient court of the French Revolution. At this picturesque site, see the cells of criminals and the tombs of the heroes of the French Revolution. Alongside the Conciergerie, enjoy Sainte-Chapelle, one of the most stunning examples of Gothic architecture in the world. Admire the ancient stained glass windows, with an impressive depth of color and beautiful design. With this ticket, spend as much time as you want at each of those iconic Parisian monuments. Choose to discover the Conciergerie's medieval and revolution-era rooms as well as the spaces that have disappeared with the HistoPad. This digital mediation tool allows you to go back in time thanks to its augmented reality, 3D reconstructions, and interactive functionalities.

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Notre-Dame, Île de la Cité & St. Severin Church Guided Tour

2. Notre-Dame, Île de la Cité & St. Severin Church Guided Tour

The monumental Notre-Dame Cathedral is one of the most remarkable Gothic cathedrals in France and Europe and is one of the capital’s major monuments. As a symbol of a city and even a country, its history is made of stones and men. On April 15, 2019 the main spire and roof of the building collapsed in a huge fire. By joining this tour you will learn more about the rebuilding of Notre-Dame and the next steps for its reconstruction. You will see the revival of Gothic Architecture and enjoy a walking tour in the Île de la Cité, the mythical place where everything began. Next you will enjoy a guided tour at the Saint-Severin Church in the Latin quarter, a great example of flamboyant Gothic Architecture.

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Paris: Eiffel Tower Tickets, Highlights & Crêpe Private Tour

3. Paris: Eiffel Tower Tickets, Highlights & Crêpe Private Tour

See the sights of Paris and learn its hidden secrets with a guided and private walking tour. Find the most emblematic places of the city and learn the romantic history. Watch the locals in Saint-Germain-des-Pres and taste sweet local crepes. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower and see it all. Find yourself at the Louvre Museum, and stroll through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens. Learn of the tragedy of Place de la Concrode, where Marie Antoinette was beheaded and where the Champs-Elysees begins. Relax and watch the local life in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the most bohemian neighborhood of the city. Taste Parisian crepes while sitting in a bar with typical round tables. Visit the charming Ville Saint Paul in the Marais district and head to the elegant and must-see Place des Vosges. Venture to the beautiful "Ile de la Cité," and its famous Notre Dame Cathedral, on the banks of the Seine River. Get away from the tourist tide and lost in the curious and colorful streets that only your local guide can show you. Receive your tickets to ride the Eiffel Tower all the way to the top, and see Paris from above.

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Best of Paris: 3 Smartphone Audio-Guided Tours

4. Best of Paris: 3 Smartphone Audio-Guided Tours

Visit some of the most well-known sites of Paris in an authentic, fun, and entertaining way on 3 distinct audio-guided tours. Enjoy the convenience of keeping your smartphone in your pocket while your professional guide’s commentaries lead you through charming streets and squares. The audio commentaries trigger automatically based on your location. Secret Montmartre (1.5 hours) Walk the steep streets and hidden squares of bohemian Montmartre and immerse yourself in the neighborhood’s artistic history, from Pablo Picasso to Dalida. Mysteries and Legends of Paris, Ile de la Cité (1.5 hours) Learn the history of central Paris’ famous sites, such as the Louvre Pyramid, Pont Neuf, and the Conciergerie, but with a macabre twist. Follow the side streets and secret passages, far from the usual tourist itineraries. Trendy Le Marais (1.5 hours) Discover the historic and fashionable district of Le Marais with its rich Jewish heritage and LGBTQ community. Explore the district’s incredible mix of historical architecture, cafes and museums, and great shopping. Want to make a short stop in a shop or grab a quick snack? Pause the tour and resume when you want, right where you left off. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates directions to follow in real time, so don’t worry about getting lost. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time! Customize your itinerary as you wish and enjoy the fun and entertaining tours at your own pace.

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Paris: Ile de la Cite Walking Tour with Notre Dame

5. Paris: Ile de la Cite Walking Tour with Notre Dame

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.

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Notre-Dame, Île de la Cité & St. Severin Private Family Tour

6. Notre-Dame, Île de la Cité & St. Severin Private Family Tour

The monumental Notre-Dame Cathedral is one of the most remarkable Gothic cathedrals in France and Europe and is one of the capital’s major monuments. As a symbol of a city and even a country, its history is made of stones and men. On April 15, 2019 the main spire and roof of the building collapsed in a huge fire. By joining this tour your family will learn more about: the rescue of Notre Dame Cathedral, the next steps for its reconstruction and the revival of Gothic Architecture. This tour will also pay tribute to the exceptional craftsmen who will undertake the work. After, enjoy a walking tour in the Île de la Cité and a guided tour of the Saint-Severin Church in the latin quarter, a great example of the “The flamboyant Gothic Architecture”,  called the little sister of Notre-Dame Cathedral. A perfect route awaits you and your private guide will make this visit fun by adapting his speech for your children. 

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Secret Paris Guided Tour: The Hidden Heart of Paris

7. Secret Paris Guided Tour: The Hidden Heart of Paris

Go on a journey into the heart of Paris at its most mysterious, and explore the dark side of a city better known for its illuminations.  Your guide will explain to you the mysteries that surround this imposing Notre-Dame Cathedral. Pass along a narrow street where a scary story of medieval blood and ink will be revealed. Then, near the Place Sainte-Opportune, you will discover the narrow and dark rue Courtalon, where once, in the time of Louis XIV, a dark affair took place. Facing Saint-Jacques Tower, discover how reality beats fiction, and in the heart of Rue de la Ferronnerie, learn how “Le Vert Gallant” died. Your guide will tell you about the astrological and astronomical tower of the Black Queen, where the magician at the service of Catherine de Medici practiced black magic inside this tower.

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Paris: Notre Dame Quarter & St. Chapelle Kids & Family Tour

8. Paris: Notre Dame Quarter & St. Chapelle Kids & Family Tour

Start your tour in front of the fairytale Hotel de Ville, home to the Mayor of Paris. Cross over to the Ile de la Cité, and enjoy a walk along the riverbanks and through the charming flower market. Then it’s time to skip the often long lines and enter the gem of the island, the Sainte Chapelle. This tiny chapel is home to some of the most dazzling stained glass in the world, much of it dating from the 13th Century.  Your tour will take you past the Conciergerie - medieval palace, revolutionary prison and final home of Queen Marie-Antoinette before she was taken to the guillotine in 1793. Learn of troubles and turmoil during the French Revolution and the stories of some of the famous residents of this infamous prison. See the oldest public clock in Paris, as your stroll continues through one of the prettiest squares in Paris to the oldest bridge in the city. Your final visit will be of the exterior of the spectacular 850-year-old gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame. Learn of the terrible fire in April 2019 that threatened to destroy this much-loved symbol of Paris, but more importantly of the talents and techniques of her medieval architects and builders, whose mastery ensured that she survived this drama and is still standing tall. Discover her fascinating past, and of course learn about the most famous resident, Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, and hear his colorful and thrilling story. See history unfold before you as she turns this new chapter and readies herself to face the future. Specially designed materials for children will be provided to ensure that younger members of the family are able to participate every step of the way. Your guides are all fully licensed and specialised in leading tours for groups of all ages. Spend a memorable afternoon in Paris and enjoy a visit through the captivating heart of the city.

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Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise & Skip-the-Line Sainte Chapelle

9. Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise & Skip-the-Line Sainte Chapelle

Your day starts in front of the Louvre Pyramid. From there, take a stroll along the banks of the Seine, where you’ll hear all about the hidden history of this intriguing city, taking in its romantic sights along the way. As you approach the iconic Notre Dame, your guide will take you back in time hundreds of years to when the mighty cathedral was first built. You’ll be taken as close to the majestic landmark as the ongoing restoration will permit, in order to give you the best views possible. After crossing the river into the historic Latin Quarter, stroll down meandering, cobbled, streets, where you'll hear the stories and learn of the characters poets, philosophers, and artists that made Paris the City of Light. Finish your guided tour outside the city’s most beautiful chapel - Sainte Chapelle. This royal chapel was originally built to house relics and today it’s still one of the most jaw-dropping rooms in Paris. Enjoy flexible skip-the-line tickets, so you can spend more time enjoying the chapel and less waiting around.  Then, take a river cruise along the Seine, where you can experience and view Paris and its many magnificent buildings from a new vantage point. The cruise will last one hour and has also a live guide on board.

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Paris: Guided Walking Tour

10. Paris: Guided Walking Tour

Tour Paris from Ile de la Cité, the historical heart of the city. See Notre-Dame Cathedral from the outside and learn about its incredible history. Walk the Medieval streets in the Latin Quarter. Learn the story behind the Sainte-Chapelle. Discover the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens, the Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysees, the Grand and Petit Palais, and the Arc de Triomphe with a guide.

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What people are saying about Notre Dame Cathedral

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,792 reviews

Currently, access to the site is not easy due to the security of the courthouse for the trial of the 2015 attacks. A word of advice: look for the entrance to La Sainte Chapelle, this will facilitate access to the concierge.

The sites are worth seeing, however, the “skip-the-line” ticket does not actually allow you to skip the line. We queued for 25 minutes which is okay, but don’t sell your tickets as such. Just call them entry tickets.

It would be very appropriate to specify that access to the Sainte-Chapelle is not recommended for disabled people or people with mobility difficulties (stairs, ...).

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to know about Notre Dame and the places around there. Our guide, Lea, was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Our guide was fascinating Thank you to Bertrand vacher for the quality of his explanations and his availability