Paris: Île de la Cité Tour, Cruise & Sainte Chapelle Entry

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Admire iconic Parisian sights, including Notre Dame, on a guided tour of the Île de la Cité. Skip the line to visit Sainte Chapelle before relaxing on a River Seine cruise through the heart of Paris.

Highlights

  • Witness the ongoing restorations of Notre Dame
  • Wander the Latin Quarter and learn who once lived there
  • Explore the Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle on a guided tour
  • See the prison that once held Marie Antoinette
  • Hop aboard a cruise on the river Seine

Description

This in-depth exploration of the histories, myths, legends, and lore hidden behind the stones of Paris’ most interesting neighborhood takes you to the historic Île de la Cité in the heart of the city. From the gothic splendor of the bell towers of Notre Dame that inspired Victor Hugo to create his hunchback bell-ringer, to the dazzling stained glass windows in Sainte Chapelle, you’ll see Paris from several entirely different perspectives, and discover exactly what makes it such a special place. Your medieval Paris walking tour starts with a stroll along the banks of the Seine. Following this, it's time for a short wander through the streets of Île Saint-Louis, where you'll get a stunning view of your next stop. As you approach the iconic Notre Dame, your guide will take you back in time hundreds of years to when the mighty cathedral (the distance from which all points in France are measured) was first built and Paris looked very different than it does today. You’ll be taken as close to the majestic landmark as the ongoing restoration will permit you to give you the best views possible. After crossing the river into the historic Latin Quarter, you’ll stroll down meandering, cobblestone streets where you'll hear the stories and learn of the characters—poets, philosophers, artists—that made Paris the City of Light. Then, it's a short walk to the Conciergerie, the oldest remaining part of the Palais de la Cité. This former royal residence of the kings of France became a prison during the French Revolution. You'll enter with pre-reserved tickets and receive a guided tour. Next, you’ll head to the city’s most beautiful chapel—Sainte Chapelle. This royal chapel was originally built to house relics and today it’s still one of the most jaw-dropping rooms in Paris. It’s also one of the city’s most popular attractions. Luckily, you’ll skip the long lines and be among the first people of the day to appreciate this remarkable monument. After passing through the tranquil Place Dauphine, your guide will leave you with a special treat—a river cruise along the Seine where you can experience and view Paris and its many magnificent buildings from a new vantage point. The cruise will last one hour and has also a live guide on board. Sites Visited: Notre Dame Cathedral (exterior) Île de la Cité Sainte Chapelle Conciergerie River Seine Place Dauphine Latin Quarter Île Saint-Louis

Includes

Walking tour Local guide Conciergerie skip-the-line entry ticket Sainte-Chapelle skip-the-line entry ticket Guided tour of the Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle Seine River cruise ticket Headset to hear your guide

Important Information

  • You should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty to take part in this tour. Unfortunately due to the nature of this tour, it is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments, or for wheelchairs or strollers. Some galleries of the Île de la Cité monuments may close without prior notice, or select pieces may be removed for restoration or loan. Walks / Devour complies with all local government regulations. Please refer to local government guidelines for the most up-to-date information.

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