Paris: Ile de la Cite Walking Tour with Notre Dame

4.6 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Memories France

Paris: Ile de la Cite Walking Tour with Notre Dame

Activity provider: Memories France

From US$ 51.97 per person

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.

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Duration 165 minutes
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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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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

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4.6 /5

based on 19 reviews

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Our guide John met us on time, and was very friendly. It was a very hot day, but he managed to find shade during our walking tour. John was very good at explaining the historical background of each site, which helped us understand what we we’re looking at. He made the tour very enjoyable and interesting at the same time.

August 15, 2022

Guided tour by Quentin in perfect English. We are French but we wanted to take a visit in English, just to improve the language. Very good organization, because despite our small delay of a few minutes, the guide contacted us and guided us to the place of departure of the visit. We were able to benefit from the experience and enthusiasm of Quentin, who answered all our questions and listened to us. Thank you

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July 4, 2020

The guide told him very interestingly, he was exceptionally nice. It was obvious that he was passionate about it. He showed us around the island. As it was raining, it was just us. We were unable to approach the cathedral due to the fire damage. Sainte-Chapelle is breathtaking. The stained glass windows are beautiful along with the whole interior. Unfortunately, umbrellas were stolen from both us and the guide in the Conciergerie. Better keep your eyes on your stuff. Apart from this unpleasant incident, the trip was successful.

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August 7, 2019

Product ID: 233477