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> > Complete Île de la Cité Tour with Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle Tickets & Marie Antoinette's Prison Cell

Complete Île de la Cité Tour with Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle Tickets & Marie Antoinette's Prison Cell

Complete Île de la Cité Tour

comment An incredible 3-hour walking tour discovering some of Paris’s most famous sights.

Ticket Details

Ticket Details

  • Small group tour with a maximum of 15 people.
  • Skip the line tickets to Sainte Chapelle 
  • See the site of Notre Dame which still stands proud after the fire.
  • Skip the line tickets to La Conciergerie 
  • Services of an expert local guide.
  • Use of headsets.

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Save time with skip-the-line access!

Île de la Cité is a small island in the Seine river with a huge influence on the history of France. Discover how this beautiful island became the centre of one of Europe’s most vibrant cultures with this fantastic complete tour of the Île de la Cité. Enjoy skip-the-line tours of Sainte Chapelle and La Conciergerie.

Our guide to Complete Île de la Cité Tour with Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle Tickets & Marie Antoinette's Prison Cell

This fascinating tour gives you an in-depth look at the histories, myths, legends and lore hidden behind the stones of Paris’ most interesting neighbourhood.  

From the gothic splendor of the bell towers of Notre Dame that inspired Victor Hugo to create his hunchback bell-ringer, to the darkest cells in the Conciergerie where condemned dissidents awaited death during the Revolutionary Reign of Terror, the Île de la Cité has witnessed the best and the worst of Parisian history and you’ll hear all the stories that make it such a special place.  

Your day starts in front of the fountain at Place Saint-Michel, from there your guide will take you back in time hundreds of years, to when the mighty cathedral at Notre Dame (the distance from which all points in France are measured) was first built and Paris looked very different than it does today. Your guide will bring you as close as the ongoing restoration will permit to give you the best views possible. You'll cross the river into the historic Latin Quarter. Strolling down meandering, cobbled, streets you'll hear the stories and learn of the characters - poets, philosophers, artists - that made Paris the City of Light.  

Next, 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 have skip the line tickets and early entrance so you’ll enjoy the chapel when it is nearly empty. 

After a short walk, stop in the Conciergerie, a lovely building with a dark past that was used host the tribunals of the French Revolution and to imprison political prisoners awaiting their date with the guillotine. The building was recently renovated, including the cell where Marie Antoinette spent the last days before her execution, under heavy guard and in very difficult conditions. You’ll also see a second cell where she was briefly kept, now converted into a tiny chapel.  

The guided part of your tour ends here but your guide will leave you with a special treat: - a river cruise along the Seine where you can experience and view Paris and it’s many magnificent buildings from a new vantage point.  The cruise will last 1 hour and has also a live guide on board.  

Departure Location: This tour meets at Place Saint Michel.

Departs: March - October

Check in Time: 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time.

Duration: 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Hotel Pick Up: No.

Start Times: 8.15am

Paris Tips & Tricks

Always take time to grab a coffee or wine in a street side French café. Paris is a great city to people watch!

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Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Complete Île de la Cité Tour with Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle Tickets & Marie Antoinette's Prison Cell

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 
  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Itinerary subject to change.
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory. 
  • This tour provides skip-the-line priority, but is subject to all procedures and security requirements.
  • This skip-the-line tour enables you to skip the line if indeed there is one. Unfortunately, there is no way to foresee which days and times will produce lines and which will not and occasionally there may be no line at all. In general, long lines are common in the summer, on most weekends and during peak travel periods throughout the year (Christmas, Easter, local holidays).
  • Please note, prices apply to everyone 4 years and older. Infants 0-3 years are free of charge and do not require a ticket but proof of child's age may be required.
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
  • Unfortunately the upper floor at Sainte Chapelle are not wheelchair accessible.
  • To ensure the safety of visitors, French authorities enforce security measures upon entry to the attractions of Ile de la Cité. Suitcases, luggage, and larger bags are not allowed inside. Only bags smaller than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm are permitted. Please accept our apologies for any delay or inconvenience caused by extra security checks.To ensure the safety of visitors, French authorities enforce security measures upon entry to the attractions of Ile de la Cité. Suitcases, luggage, and larger bags are not allowed inside. Only bags smaller than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm are permitted. Please accept our apologies for any delay or inconvenience caused by extra security checks.
  • Some galleries of th  Ile de la Cité monuments may be closed without prior notice, or select pieces may be removed for restoration or loan. In this case, your guide will make an appropriate substitution.  
  • Sainte Chapelle are places of worship and require appropriate attire to visit; both men and women are required to wear clothing that covers the shoulders and knees.  Please note we are not responsible for entry prohibited due to improper dress.. 
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit.

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