Notre Dame's Island Tour with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's Prison
Discover the heart of Paris on this 2.45‐hour guided walking tour. See the Ile de la Cité, the famous Shakespeare & Company bookstore and the exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral. Marvel at the prowess of her 13th century builders — Notre Dame survived the devastating fire of April 15 2019 and a new page of her history is being written today as we visit. Enjoy skip the line access and marvel at the spectacular stained glass of the Sainte Chapelle, and visit the final prison of Marie Antoinette — the Conciergerie.
Ile de la Cite is known as the island on which Paris was born. It is literally in the heart of the capital. This tour will allow you to learn all about the history of the island and the magnificent gothic masterpieces on the island, not to mention the tremendous views across Paris.
The tour begins at on the Left Bank, in the Latin Quarter, home to scholars and intellectuals since the founding of the Sorbonne University in the 13th Century. We'll pass by the famed bookstore Shakespeare & Company, gathering place for the literary legends of the 'Lost Generation' — Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and many others — who made Paris both their home and the artistic center of the world.
Mext is the Notre Dame Cathedral. You will then see the imposing gothic structure of Notre Dame Cathedral. Built in the 13th century, this magnificent edifice has recently survived a devastating fire, yet she is still standing proudly as the symbol of the city.
Next on the list is the world famous Sainte Chapelle. A stunning gothic church with the most marvellous stained glass panels that you will not be able to take your eyes way from. Thanks to your guide, you will be able to skip the long lines of people waiting to step a foot in the church. What is more, your guide will help you to read the stained glass windows which where modelled on religious manuscripts of the medieval times.
Last but not least, is the Conciergerie – the original palace of the kings of France, which also served as a prison during the French Revolution. The final home of Marie Antoinette.
This tour is a day filled with impressions that you will never forget!
Highlights of the Tour
-Guided visit of Ile de la Cité
-Guided visit of the exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral
-Entrance tickets & skip the line timed entrance to the Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie
-Expert, fully accredited English‐speaking tour guides
-Headsets so you can always hear your guidee