Notre Dame Island With Medieval History Of Paris Guided Tour - 15 People Max

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  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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    Statue équestre d'Henri IV, 15 Place du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France
  • Return Details :
    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the island where Paris evolved from a pagan settlement to medieval superpower on a 1.5hr walking tour. Discover the story of the balancing act between religion and government that led to a bloody revolution and changed the world. View the majesty of the medieval cathedrals and learn how they have survived and reflected the major changes that created the Europe of today.

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Stop At: Ile de la cite, Paris-france">Paris, Ile-de-France

Your tour begins with a guided walk around le de la Cit, to see the buildings that date back to the founding of medieval Paris. Your expert, English-speaking guide will show you remnants of the original royal palace: the Conciergerie, which went on to become an infamous prison during the French Revolution. Next, youll see Sainte-Chapelle, a church built by Louis IX to house relics of Jesus crucifixion.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Seine River, Paris, Ile-de-France


Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

Since 1830, a flower market has thrived between Sainte-Chapelle and Notre Dame, giving you a chance to pause and reflect before the highlight of the tour. After youve explored the medieval origins of Paris, youll make your way to Notre Dame, one of largGare de l|est and most famous churches in the world, and surely the most iconic example of French Gothic architecture. As you tour both the outside and inside, admiring the stained-glass windows and famed flying buttresses, your guide will share stories of the churchs construction and its restoration after it was damaged in the Revolution.
Then its finally time to skip the line and climb the winding staircase up the bell tower (Please make sure you choose this option when booking!). Here youll meet the gargoyles characterful carven water-spouts that need to be seen up close to be truly appreciated. With Paris stretching away below you, clear from Sacre coeur to the Eiffel tower, youll understand why Notre Dame is considered the heart of Paris and the center of France.

Duration: 2 hours


Visit to Ile de la Cite

Local guide

Small group of 25 people max

Headsets when appropriate



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Please note that the streets around the Cathedral are closed until further notice. Therefore we wont be able to access the square in front of Notre Dame and see the 0km point.

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

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  • 24-Jul-2019

    Our original tour had to be altered due to the unfortunate fire at Notre Dame. However, the tour that they switched us to was phenomenal. Our tour guide, Shannon, was amazing and guided us through the French history as we walked the streets of Ile de la Cite. Thank you, Shannon, for a wonderful tour!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Beside the fact the tour having to be changed to a walking tour and time change(which the email got miss placed somewhere) due to the fire at Notre Dame. We were very happy with the the guide’s Hugo,humours way of telling us the story of the Notre Dame chapel . King Henry the 4 and the Sainte-Chapelle . We enjoyed it very much and worth the changes

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We enjoyed the trip very much.The guide was excellent and give us a lott information.Will do it again in future

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I was there 20 minutes before the waiting time and I waited and waited and waited. I could never find the group. I had to buy my own ticket and go in separately. I was at least lucky though that I was able to see it one week before it burned

  • 07-Jan-2019

    We were fortunate to have Shannonas our private guide. She was prompt, knowledgeable, and had interesting anecdotes. Worth every penny!

  • 03-Oct-2018

    I’ve been in this tour before and went again with friends who haven’t been before and I’m so glad I did. Leo had stories and fun facts that I hadn’t heard before. He was engaging, informative and fun!!!

  • 01-Oct-2018

    Loved the tour - the duration, the information and particularly our tour, guide Charlie. We came away knowing so much more about French history, architecture as well as Notre Dame.

  • 29-Sep-2018

    This was a very interesting tour. Charley was very knowledgeable and friendly. Worth the price to skip the line. would do this again.

  • 26-Sep-2018

    Our tour guide, Charlie, was superb. He was informative and funny without lecturing the tout group. He kept the tour moving without feeling rushed. This was a highlight and I would highly recommend it.

  • 19-Sep-2018

    Loved this, again I felt quite privileged not having to wait in line. There was a service on the time of our allocated visit which was cool you got to see some of it, but we also got ushered out of a small area because of it which shortened our time there. Totally recommend the tower climb, so worth it once you are up there. Our guide was great, tour very organised and precise.

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