Notre Dame, Ile de la Cité, Skip-the-Line Sainte-Chapelle Tour

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Tour description

Discover medieval history on the age-old streets of Paris on this 2.5-hour Île de la Cité and Notre Dame Cathedral Paris Combo tour. Save time and money by visiting two of Paris’ top attractions in one day. Explore Île de la Cité in the center of the Seine River, and gain insight into its 2,000-year history. Stand beneath the imposing towers of Notre Dame Cathedral to admire their Gothic architecture, then head inside with your guide. Beat the lines and enjoy fast-track entry to Sainte-Chapelle, King Louis IX’s 13th-century chapel.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ile de la Cite, Paris, Ile-de-FranceMeet your guide near central Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral in the early afternoon, and then set off through the famous Île de la Cité district to begin your tour. Stroll through Île de la Cité’s ancient streets and gain insight into thousands of years of colorful history. Hear tales of royal scandal, gruesome revenge, political uprisings and romantic dalliances, and enjoy fine views over the Seine River’s UNESCO-listed banks.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, Ile-de-FranceMarvel at Notre Dame Cathedral’s grand facade and imposing towers, and listen as your guide explains the stories held within its beautiful Gothic stonework. Gaze over the gargoyles and see for yourself why Victor Hugo chose the cathedral as the setting for his 19th-century masterpiece: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Head inside Notre Dame Cathedral and, if the time is right, hear the mighty organ or lofty bell towers come to life. Listen as your guide sheds light on Notre Dame’s turbulent history and admire the archways, buttresses and statues for which the cathedral is famous.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, Ile-de-FranceContinue to Sainte-Chapelle, a former chapel of King Louis IX. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to step straight inside and marvel at the chapel’s display of stained glass windows, it’s one of the most extensive displays in the world. When your Sainte-Chappelle visit comes to an end, step outside the chapel to conclude your tour.Duration: 1 hour

What's included

  • Local tour guide
  • Entrance ticket and Skip the Line access to Sainte Chapelle
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Entry/Admission - Sainte-Chapelle

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide