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Notre Dame and Île de la Cité Tour with the Sainte-Chapelle

Skip the Line
4.74
Out of 249 Reviews
  • Duration
    2.5 h.
  • Start time
    14:00
  • Meeting Point
    By the statue of Henri IV (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Wed, Sat
  • Language
    English

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour.

Lorraine

Tour Highlights

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Entrance ticket and Skip the Line access to Sainte Chapelle
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
Notre Dame Facade in a sunny day

Notre Dame Cathedral

One of the first buildings in the world to use flying buttresses, this historic Catholic church is considered the finest example of French Gothic architecture.

Sainte Chapelle Rose Window

The Sainte-Chapelle

Once the private chapel of King Louis IX, also known as Saint Louis, this incredible Gothic masterpiece is just a short walk away from Notre Dame.

Conciergerie cloudy Paris

Île de la Cité

A natural island in the middle of the Seine River, it is considered the very center of Paris and the site of the city’s founding.

Description

As historical as it is marvelous, walk in the footsteps of 2,000 years of history as you explore the heart of Paris (and the location on which this great city was founded), Île de la Cité. An island sitting in the middle of the Seine River, this place was the home of kings and the site of world-changing political uprisings. Better yet, hear about the gruesome histories, revolutionary rivalries and romantic interludes that happened in this very location as your expert City Wonders guide captivates you with commentary as colorful as the stained glass.

Join your guide for a visit to the visually stunning Notre Dame Cathedral with its flying buttresses and Gothic architecture. See for yourself why Victor Hugo chose this monument as the setting for his widely-acclaimed novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Soaring spires reach toward the sky as looming gargoyles pierce you with their stony eyes. Listen as the monumental organ and imposing bell towers ring to life, creating a superbly ominous ambiance. And learn the intriguing story of how this captivating cathedral came to be.

Your guide will unfold the histories and mysteries forever captured within these walls, from the days of antiquity to the present. Once you’ve explored the interior of this impressive edifice, the tour will continue to the nearby Sainte-Chapelle where you’ll be whisked past the crowds with Skip the Line Access and straight into this hidden wonder of Paris.

Another Gothic masterpiece, this former chapel of King Louis IX, also known as Saint Louis, was built in 1248. It is home to over 6,500 square feet of 13th century stained glass, two-thirds of which are recently-restored originals. Dazzling in color, this is a sparkling Parisian gem not to be missed.

Because of its popularity, this admired monument can have lines stretching upwards of hours. But not when you book with us. Get the most out of your visit to the area, and save precious vacation time with this tour of both Notre Dame and the Sainte-Chapelle.

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What's included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Entrance ticket and Skip the Line access to Sainte Chapelle
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food and beverages

Important notes

  • Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.

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John is an excellent...

John is an excellent guide; very knowledgeable, personable and fun. He was able to guide us through the crowds with ease.

Best tour full of fun...

Best tour full of fun facts about Paris

Davor had a great deal of...

Davor had a great deal of expertise concerning Nortre Dame as one would expect. He kept the group interested and engaged the entire time and was easy to understand and follow. I will recommend this tour to others. We have used City Wonders before and will continue to do so.

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