Private Tour of 'Île de la Cité' including Notre Dame, the Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle

Tour Number

Activity Level

554653


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is adapted to adults and families with children from 7 upwards.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Learn about the Romans, Royalty and Revolutionaries that settled or were imprisoned on this island


Join me on this tour of the city island, where it is rumored that the city of Paris was born. During this tour you will get to visit the 3 most important Gothic monuments of Paris: the Conciergerie, a glorious Gothic palace, the Sainte Chapelle with its stunning stained glass windows and Notre Dame with its magnificent medieval rose windows.

During the tour, we will talk about how the Romans came and conquered these lands and lived in 'Pax Romana' with the Gauls. We will visit the Conciergerie that was transformed from a Royal residence to the Palace of Justice and was converted into prison cells. It became the revolutionary prison where Marie Antoinette spent her last days on earth. We will then visit the stunning Sainte Chapelle which was built to house the crown of thorns & other relics acquired by King Louis IX. We'll end the tour with a visit to the cathedral 'Notre Dame' where we can learn about how the church was saved thanks to a novel you may have heard of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'.

Itinerary

- Pont Neuf
- Place Dauphine
- Visit inside the Conciergerie
- Visit inside the Sainte Chapelle
- Parvis de Notre Dame
- Visit of Notre Dame cathedral

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: The statue of Henri IV, in the middle of Pont Neuf - at the western end of Île de la Cité. (City Island)

End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Tour ends at Notre Dame cathedral.

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

This is a walking tour and includes steps up to the Sainte Chapelle upper chapel and down to the Conciergerie.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Admission Tickets

Other: - Entrance tickets to Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle
- 3 hours guided visit

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 Euros - You only need extra cash if you would like to buy snacks, drinks or souvenirs etc.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: There are no necessary extra expenses on the visit so it is just personal expenses like souvenirs and snacks.

Private tour guide Jessica

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