Notre Dame & the Islands: the Heart of Paris

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1.5 hour

from 19€

Flexible cancellation policy

Witness the majesty of Notre Dame Cathedral as you explore the heart of the city, packed with history and overflowing with charm. Quintessential Paris!

Join an expert local guide for a fascinating walking tour through the islands of Paris, home to Notre Dame, dazzling medieval architecture, splendid renaissance mansions, quiet streets and of course the beautiful banks of the River Seine.

Private

Benefit from a private guide, just for you and your family or friends
Tailor your visit to suit your own specific needs and wishes
Explore at your own pace

265€

Price for 2 guests

Shared

Share your experience with a small group of people from all over the world
Save time with our pre-reserved entrances
Enjoy exploring with the best hand-picked local guides

19€

Price for 1 adult

Private

Benefit from a private guide, just for you and your family or friends
Tailor your visit to suit your own specific needs and wishes
Explore at your own pace

265€

Price for 2 guests

Shared

Share your experience with a small group of people from all over the world
Save time with our pre-reserved entrances
Enjoy exploring with the best hand-picked local guides

19€

Price for 1 adult

Highlights

Enjoy a stroll around the picturesque Ile de la Cite
Explore the tiny and charming Ile St Louis
See the medieval palace of the Conciergerie, prison of Marie-Antoinette
Discover the hidden corners of the two islands, along with local recommendations and tips!
Benefit from a fully accredited local guide

Tour Description

See the imposing 13th century gothic structure of Notre Dame Cathedral. Learn of her incredible construction, the mastery of her medieval architects and builders that enabled her to survive the recent devastating fire, and watch history unfold before us as she readies herself to stand tall for another eight centuries.

You’ll also see the oldest bridge in Paris, the revolutionary prison of Marie-Antoinette, explore the flower market and one of the prettiest squares in the city, as well as the riverbanks with their iconic booksellers, much beloved of local Parisians and a favorite picnic spot.

Discover the lovely Ile St Louis, a tiny island a world away from the bustle of the city (as well as being home to one of the best ice-cream makers in Paris!) Filled with magnificent townhouses and elegant courtyards, it was once home to royal courtiers and now is some of the most expensive real estate in the city.

An expert guide will uncover the secrets of these delightful islands for you. Don’t miss a journey into the heart of Paris.

What’s included

Guided 1.5 hour walking tour in English
Fully licensed expert local guide
Limited groups of 20 people or fewer

FAQ

Is there a lot of walking on this tour?

There is a reasonable amount of walking on this tour. However, like all our tours, it has been carefully designed to ensure you see as much as possible at a comfortable pace that is accessible to everyone.

Can I bring a stroller?

You can bring a stroller. You should not encounter any particular difficulties on this tour.

Is this tour suitable for children?

This tours is suitable for children. However if you have younger children and are looking for tours that are specifically designed for families with kids, allowing the children to interact and participate with the guide throughout, our Family Tours are perhaps more appropriate as the children will be the focus of the visit. We do have a Family tour of Notre Dame’s Island that kid and parents will love!