Notre Dame’s Island with Sainte Chapelle & Marie-Antoinette’s Prison

1 to 15

2.5 hours

from 54.90€

Flexible cancellation policy

Witness the majesty of the cathedral of Notre Dame, the dazzling stained glass at the Sainte Chapelle and the revolutionary prison of Marie-Antoinette.

Discover the heart of Paris as you explore the charming Ile de la Cité. See  the mythical Shakespeare & Company bookstore and explore the exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral. Marvel at the prowess of her 13th century builders – Notre Dame survived the devastating fire of 2019 and a new page of her history is being written as we watch today. Enjoy skip the line access and marvel at the spectacular stained glass of the Sainte Chapelle, and visit the final home of Marie-Antoinette – the medieval palace and  prison of the Conciergerie.

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

340€

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

54.90€

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

340€

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

54.90€

Price for 1 adult

Highlights

Enjoy a stroll around the picturesque Ile de la Cite
Benefit from a fully guided tour including the exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral
Skip the lines to the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie
Marvel at the dazzling stained glass of the Sainte Chapelle
Visit Marie-Antoinette’s prison cell

Tour Description

We’ll start our tour on the Left Bank, in the Latin Quarter, home to scholars and intellectuals since the founding of the Sorbonne University in the 13th century. You will then see the imposing gothic structure of Notre Dame Cathedral. This magnificent edifice survived the recent devastating fire and is still standing proudly as the symbol of the city. Learn of her incredible construction, glorious past and the mastery of her medieval architects and builders. Watch as history unfolds before us and she readies herself to stand tall for another eight centuries (and keep an eye open for the famous Hunchback!) 

It’s a short stroll through the charming flower market to the Sainte Chapelle, home to some of the best-preserved and most breathtaking stained glass in the world. Built in the 13th century, 80% of the walls are covered by remarkable colored glass windows. Skip the long entry lines, and your guide will teach you how to read the stories on these centuries old masterpieces, as you admire the astonishing multi-colored light flooding the chapel.

Our last visit is to the Conciergerie, built as a medieval palace but most famous as the prison and last home of Queen Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution. See the cells where the prisoners were kept, including the cramped cell of Marie Antoinette, where she was imprisoned until she was taken to the guillotine in 1793.

Enjoy strolling through the streets of this charming island with your guide, hear the fascinating stories of it’s long history, see one of the prettiest squares in Paris, and end your tour on the oldest bridge in the city.

What’s included

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

FAQ

Can we go inside Notre Dame?

Not currently, Notre Dame has been closed to visitors since the fire in April 2019.

How much of Notre Dame can we see since the fire?

We can see most of the exterior. The parvis in front is partially open, and we can walk around the outside. Your guide will ensure you get the best views possible.

Do we skip the lines for the Sainte Chapelle?

We have a pre-reserved entry time at the Sainte Chapelle that allows us to skip the line.

How much walking is there on this tour?

There is a reasonable amount of walking on this tour, there is a lot to see!

Is there a dress code for entering the Sainte Chapelle?

There is no dress code for the Sainte Chapelle.