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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 interactiv...

    Please get the guided tour so you can understand exactly where everything is, why it's there, and who developed it. Learning the story behind something makes it a lot more interesting

  • Paris: Conciergerie Skip-the-Line Ticket with Histopad

    2. Paris: Conciergerie Skip-the-Line Ticket with Histopad

    Get a glimpse into the turbulent history of the French Republic, with priority access to the Conciergerie. Originally built as a royal palace in the 14th century, the building became a prison when the royal family moved residence. During the French Revolution the prison was known as "the antechamber to the guillotine."   Explore the cells of criminals and the tombs of heroes of the French Revolution. Discover the chapel that was once the prison cell where Marie Antoinette was held. See the largest remaining medieval hall in Europe, the Salle des Gens d’Armes. Choose to be accompanied by an histopad, and go back in time using this augmented reality tool. Explore the medieval rooms, as well as the spaces that have now disappeared. Visit before November 14, 20221 and see the temporary exhibition En quête de Liberte by El Anatsui. The exhibit is a poetic set up that favors meditation and t...

  • Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

    3. Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

    Throughout your 2-hour guided tour you will discover the dark side of the center of Paris. Choose between a shared or private experience, which will begin at the former main site of the bloody and popular public executions, which were both adored and appreciated by Parisians. You will see how cruelly they used to punish convicted criminals, as well as the occasional unfortunate innocent person too. Paris is a haunted city with plenty of ghosts and phantoms. One famous French poet became the ghost that today haunts a theater, another one was injured during a fire and has since never left the Opera House. You'll learn about the "evil queen" of France, and how another spirit haunted her all the way up until her final days. Demons and devilish beings are everywhere in Paris, with the Notre-Dame Cathedral containing plenty of them on its exterior. On this facade there are so many creepy ...

    This was a fun tour! Simon our guide was excellent (watch out for the great impersonation of the French) and extremely personable. Great stories complemented by his own experiences brought it all to life. In the end we were having such a great time that we didn’t even notice that we had run over time by about 40 minutes and were sad to have reached the end. We always take walking tours wherever we go - this is a keeper.

  • Paris: Romantic City Exploration Game for Couples

    4. Paris: Romantic City Exploration Game for Couples

    Discover Paris’s fascinating history and attractions while solving clues around the city center. Experience the charms of the French capital as you embark on a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Follow the clues from one place to another to watch the secret story of each location unfold. Get all the instructions via email after booking and begin your adventure. Play competitively in teams or in a group as you solve the romantic riddles hidden in Paris. Explore at your own pace and sightsee along the way. Visit city highlights like the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, and the Saint Germain des Pres Quarter while uncovering the romantic tales behind each turn.

  • Best of Paris: 3 Smartphone Audio-Guided Tours

    5. 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)...

  • Paris: French Revolution Cycling Tour

    6. Paris: French Revolution Cycling Tour

    Discover Paris through the lens of the French Revolution on this cycle tour. Learn about the Terror, the guillotine, Bastille Day, and more as you take a ride through this fascinating and tumultuous period in French history. Ride along the scenic banks of the Seine River as you learn about Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI, Robespierre, and other major figures of revolutionary France. See the old revolutionary cafés and the spot where the first guillotine was built and tested. Familiarize yourself with the revolutionary spirit of the French people on this unique cycling tour of Paris.

  • Paris: Full-Day Tour from Disneyland with Eiffel Tower

    7. Paris: Full-Day Tour from Disneyland with Eiffel Tower

    This full-day tour will allow you to discover Paris’ most cherished landmarks, including the Louvre, the Champs Elysees, the Opera Garnier, the Pont de l'Alma, the Concorde, and many more.  You’ll start the tour by departing from Disneyland on a coach, embarking on the perfect day in the French capital. After your drive, you’ll then board a riverboat and admire more must-see attractions while cruising along the River Seine. You’ll see La Conciergerie, l’Ile de la Cité, and the Grand Palais. Finally, you’ll travel up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to enjoy breathtaking views of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, rounding off the ultimate Paris experience adequately before being dropped off back at your pickup point.

  • Latin Quarter: Walking Tour

    8. Latin Quarter: Walking Tour

    Experience the bohemian atmosphere of the Latin Quarter in Paris by visiting the oldest parts of Paris with a passionate tour guide. Discover the city’s rich heritage, including typical narrow streets and buildings. The Latin quarter is renowned for its hip cafés where students and great intellectuals have hung out for centuries including Hemingway, Woody Allen, and Salvador Dali, to name just a few. It’s also home to the Sorbonne University, the Pantheon, the Cluny Museum, St. Germain, the world-famous Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, and the breathtaking Luxembourg Gardens. From royal squares to picturesque streets, from landmark neighborhoods to hidden ones, your guide will be happy to accompany you through the City of Light. This tour will give you the keys to see and understand everything that makes up the beauty and history of Paris through the centuries. Travel back in time to th...

  • 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 mos...

    Outstanding guided tour of Saint Chapelle and La Conciergerie. Violet our guide was fabulous, extremely knowledgeable. The Saint Chapelle is a very special Chapelle, just magical!! The 1,000 glass coloured panels are beautiful. The La Concergerie was great to see so much history. As I am very interested in Marie Antoinette it was great to see where she spent her last days of her life. I felt privileged to see this. Violet found a great spot to view Notre-Dame and tell us it’s history. A most enjoyable tour with a great guide. I would highly recommend this tour!!

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

    10. 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 ...

    This was a really nice tour, which our 9-year old daughter enjoyed a lot. Great to get a lot of interesting information, while staying flexible for customer wishes. Thanks a lot

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What people are saying about Conciergerie

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 118 reviews

This was a fun tour! Simon our guide was excellent (watch out for the great impersonation of the French) and extremely personable. Great stories complemented by his own experiences brought it all to life. In the end we were having such a great time that we didn’t even notice that we had run over time by about 40 minutes and were sad to have reached the end. We always take walking tours wherever we go - this is a keeper.

Wonderful visit to this restored place which is definitely worth a visit. Histopad is a plus with children: augmented reality makes it possible to see places as they once were and this interactive tablet is less tedious for young people than reading signs or brochures! We stayed 1h30 on site with my 10-year-old daughter who was very interested.

Simon was an amazing tour guide, he keeps the stories factual, fun, and interesting, I definitely recommend this tour if you have the time as it has been the best tour I’ve been to in Paris.

The tour was very interesting and entertaining. Our guide Simon did a great job! We would highly recommend this tour.

Hannah was such an amazing guide. We loved to listen to her and the stories were really interesting!