Discover the Ile de la Cite and the magnificent monuments present here, like the Notre Dame Cathedral, Saint Chapelle and La Conciergerie on this guided tour. Witness some of the greatest feats of architecture, along with some of the finest works of art on display. Later you can take a cruise on the Seine river, to experience Paris from a new aquatic vantage point.
- With live commentary from a local guide, enjoy fascinating stories about the tiny island of Ile de la Cite that are worthy of a novel.
- See the world-renowned Notre Dame Cathedral from the outside.
- Enjoy skip the line entry to the stunning Sainte Chapelle, and witness one of the greatest collections of stained glass artwork in the world!
- Visit the prison cell that Marie Antoinette spent her last days in, at the La Conciergerie.
- Take a relaxing 1-hour cruise on the River Seine, for a different perspective on the city from the waters.
- Expert local guide
- Skip the line entry to Saint Chapelle
- Skip the line entry to La Conciergerie
- Île de la Cité walking tour
- Seine river cruise with an onboard guide
- Small Groups of 15 or fewer
- Audio headsets
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The city of Paris was founded at the site of the Ile de la Cite, situated on the Seine River. It is the heart and historic center of the city and houses some of the most well-known monuments of Paris.
Your day will begin with a guided tour of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the point from which distances to all places in France used to be measured. The majestic structure is spectacular to behold from the outside. The numerous statues, gargoyles and chimeras are wonderful additions to the already marvellous structure. Our guide will bring you as close to the structure as the ongoing restoration will permit, to give you the best views possible.
The Sainte Chapelle is undoubtedly the star of the tour. Commissioned by King Louis IX, it used to hold some of the most important relics in Christendom, including the Crown of Thorns placed on Christ’s head during his crucifixion and some of the relics of the Passion. Its incredibly detailed stained glass windows are some of the most beautiful and stunning artistic feats in the world. The skip the line entry will save you a significant amount of time, owing to the fact that the chapel is one of the most popular tourist spots in France.
The last monument is La Conciergerie. Located right on the banks of the Seine, it was originally a part of the old royal palace, the Palais de la Cite, which also included the Sainte Chapelle. During the “Reign of Terror”, it was turned into a prison. Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France was also imprisoned in this building before her fateful execution. You can see her private cell as your guide tells you incredible stories and facts, heightening your tour experience.
Finally, at the end of your tour, you can take a cruise on the Seine river to experience Paris in a new and relaxing way. Catch wonderful views of the city and its many magnificent buildings from your aquatic vantage point, capping off a wonderful experience in Paris!
know before you go
know before you go
Note: All sites in Paris that we visit during our tours require guests and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test (conducted within the past 48-hours) for entry. You can read more about this on the French Government website. If you have any questions regarding your tour, please reach out to us prior to the schedule and we can help answer any questions you may have.
How to Redeem Your Tickets
You will receive an email confirmation with your Skip the line Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle, & Marie Antoinette’s Prison Cell mobile voucher shortly. No need to print. Just show the voucher on your phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.
This tour meets at small square in front of the Caffe Louis Philippel. Your host will be waiting for you a WALKS sign.
How to Get There
By Bus: Get off at Stop Saint-Michel - Saint-Germain using buses 21, 27, 38, 96, N12.
The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.