Notre Dame Quarter Kids & Family Tour

with skip-the-line Ste Chapelle

1 to 12

2 hours

from 69.90€

Flexible cancellation policy

We understand that plans can change, which is why we are happy to offer a full refund with no questions asked, up to 24 hours before your tour departure time.

Within 24 hours we’ve already started preparing for your tour and can’t easily fill your slot, so we won’t be able to provide a refund after that point.

Quasimodo, medieval cathedral builders, crusading kings and imprisoned queens, this delightful island is bursting with history and fun that kids will adore!
Children love exploring, and what better way to spend a family vacation than discovering Paris together! Created specifically for families with kids, this tour will take you through one of the most charming and historical parts of Paris, the Ile de la Cité. Home to Notre Dame, this lovely island is the perfect place to learn the fascinating history of Paris, from Roman times to the present day. Our team of guides, specialized in working with children, have custom-designed a fun tour that brings history to life, for all ages!


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


Price for 2 guests


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
Price for 2 guests


  • Enjoy a specially designed tour for families with children of all ages.
  • Benefit from souvenir materials for children aged 6-12 to use during and after their tour.
  • Skip the long lines and explore the dazzling Sainte Chapelle.
  • Be entertained by a fully accredited local guide specialized in working with children.
  • Participate in an interactive visit that your child will never forget!

Tour Description

Start your explorations in front of the extravagant Hotel de Ville, office of the Mayor of Paris (although it looks more like a fairytale palace!) Cross over to the Ile de la Cité, and enjoy a walk along the river banks and through the charming flower market. We’ll skip the long lines and enter the gem of the island, the Sainte Chapelle. This tiny chapel is home to some of the most dazzling stained glass in the world, much of it dating from the 13th century. The amazing windows should be read like a comic strip – children and adults alike will be amazed by the vibrant and beautiful colors as your guide shows you how to read their fascinating stories.

Your tour will also take you past the Conciergerie – medieval palace, revolutionary prison and final home of Queen Marie-Antoinette before she was taken to the guillotine in 1793. Hear tales of kings and queens, how they lived and reigned, and of troubles and turmoil during the French Revolution.

Your final visit will be of the exterior of the spectacular 850 year old gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame. You’ll learn about the fire in 2019 that threatened to destroy her, but also about her amazing medieval builders, who began her construction in 1163 and whose skills ensured she is still standing today. Admire the gargoyles on the famous bell towers, and don’t forget to keep your eyes on the figures you can see moving about the rooftop as the cathedral is slowly rebuilt – one of them might just be Quasimodo, the famous hunchback!

Explore Paris together and watch your children become excited about history as they see it come alive before them!

What’s included

  • Guided visits of Notre Dame Cathedral (exterior), the Sainte Chapelle & Ile de la Cité
  • Entrance tickets and reservations where necessary
  • Specially designed materials for children
  • Expert, fully accredited English-speaking tour guide


What ages are the tours aimed at?
Our family tours are designed for all ages to enjoy together, from children to grandparents!
Are they suitable for children of different ages?
Yes, children of different ages can join. Our guides who lead these tours are specialized in working with children and will ensure the tour is fun and educational for all ages.
Can adults participate too?
Yes! We want families to visit and learn together.
How much walking will we do?
The walking is easily accessible for children and adults alike. If you have children who are young or easily tired you can bring a stroller.
Can we stop for food/restrooms during the tour?
Our aim is to ensure the tour is comfortable and fun for all. If you think your children may need to snack during the tour it will be much easier if you bring your snacks with you. Our guides will of course help with any restroom breaks needed during the tour.