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Guided Tour of Notre Dame Cathedral & Sainte Chapelle

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Tour the Ile de la Cite, and see some of the famous attractions of this natural island, the Notre Dame and the Sainte Chapelle. Bask in the beauty of two of Paris’s greatest works of architecture, as you are transported to a different era. This guided tour with a skip the line entry into the Sainte Chapelle will prove to be the perfect experience of the founding center of Paris!

Highlights

  • Explore the Ile de la Cite, the very heart of the city, as you stroll around the island's picturesque avenues with commentary from an expert local guide.
  • Witness the legendary Notre Dame, immortalized in several literary works and media, and savor this incredible feat of engineering, complete with over 6500 sq ft of stained glass.
  • Skip the long queues to enter into the Sainte-Chapelle, and see it's incredible architecture and artworks firsthand and intimately with a small group of 25.
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Your Experience

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 and is the setting for many romances, revolutions and intriguing stories.

You will visit the Notre Dame cathedral first. The Notre Dame is a treasure of Paris and is regarded as one of its most important monuments. Constructed in the early 14th century, architectural features such as the flying buttress and spires were considered incredible feats of engineering in that period. Once you set your eyes on this marvel, it is easy to understand why Victor Hugo chose this monument for his critically acclaimed novel, the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Your guide will tell you fascinating stories associated with this cathedral and you will also understand its role in the history of France. The Gothic influence is unmistakable, with towering spires and looming gargoyles staring right into your soul.

You will be whisked past the large crowds, with your exclusive skip the line entry to the interiors of the Sainte Chapelle. Situated in the Ile de la Cité within the Palais de la Cite, it was once the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century. The stone walls are merely just the framework holding the enormous glass windows. Scenes of the Infancy of Christ can be seen on the left, the Life of John the Evangelist can be seen on the right and the centerpiece consists of scenes from The Passion. The windows present on the nave, eleven in number, are full of paintings of the Old Testament. The last window shows the retrieval of the relics of Christ and their relocation to the city of Paris. The stained glass covers 6500 square feet of area, and almost 70% has been recently restored.

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Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Ticket to Sainte-Chapelle
  • An informative and friendly tour guide
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Small groups of 25 fewer
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Know Before You Go

Timings and hours

The Notre Dame Cathedral opens daily at 10:00 AM. In the winters, the cathedral closes at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM in the summers. The Sainte-Chapelle is open daily, from 9 AM to 7:00 PM (April - September) and from 9AM to 5 PM (October - March).

Your tour will begin at 2 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

What to wear

Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as you will be doing a lot of walking at both the attractions.

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Moderate Cancellation policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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Norman Franklin
Norman
Reviewed in June, 2018

Given the line to get into these places even ona weekday morning, you know these places can not be missed. , We got tickets from here to save time and money for this tout

Angel Herrera
Angel
Reviewed in June, 2018

the stained glass is incredible and incomparable!

Victor Hill
Victor
Reviewed in May, 2018

Even when we went first thing in the morning the place was crowded! Skip the line tickets really save dthe day

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How To Use Your Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation with your Notre Dame and Île de la Cité Tour with the Sainte-Chapelle mobile voucher instantly. No need to print. Just show the voucher on your phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

You host will be located at the Equestrian Statue of Henry the IV situated on the Pont Neuf bridge, The exact address of the statue is 15 Place du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France.

How to Get There

By Bus: Get off at Pont Neuf - Quai des Orfèvres using buses 24 and 27. By subway: Get off at stop Pont Neuf using line 7 and walk across the Pont Neuf bridge or get off at Cite using line 4 and walk towards Pont Neuf.

Validity

The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.

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Where?

By the statue of Henri IV, Paris

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