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

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

Product ID: 88235
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Île de la Cité is a small island in the Seine with a huge influence on the history of France. Find out how this tiny island became the center of one of Europe’s most vibrant cultures with this fascinating tour of Île de la Cité and the heart of Paris.
About this activity
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Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting times 8:15 AM, 9:00 AM, 4:30 PM
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an insider’s guide to Île de la Cité the heart of Paris
  • See Notre Dame, which still stands proud after the recent fire
  • Enjoy the company of an expert local guide
  • Visit the city’s most beautiful chapel, Sainte Chapelle
  • Take advantage of tickets for an hour-long cruise along the River Seine
Full description
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.

Next, head to 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 skip-the-line tickets, so you can spend more time enjoying the chapel and less waiting around. The guided part of your tour ends here, but your guide will leave you with a special treat - a river cruise along the Seine, where you can experience and view Paris and it’s many magnificent buildings from a new vantage point. The cruise will last one hour and has also a live guide on board.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Sainte Chapelle
  • Guided tour of Île de la Cité
  • Flexible Seine River Cruise tickets
  • Expert local tour guide
  • Small groups of a maximum of 20 people
  • Headset
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Guided visit of Notre Dame
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the equestrian statue of Louis XIV in front of the glass pyramid in the Louvre courtyard. Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The tour is conducted in English only
• Unfortunately, the upper floor at Sainte Chapelle is not wheelchair accessible
• As with all museums, some galleries of the Île de la Cité monuments may be closed without prior notice, or select pieces may be removed for restoration or loan
• Sainte Chapelle is a place of worship and requires appropriate attire to visit; both men and women are required to wear clothing that covers the shoulders and knees
• Comfortable shoes are recommended
Customer reviews
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Product ID: 88235