"Ile de la Cité" guided tour

The island where is Notre-Dame cathedral: the "heart of Paris"

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Duration of the tour:

2 to 3 hours

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Maximum group size:

From 2 to 25 people

Icon Price private tour

Private tour price:

From 330 euros

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Entrance tickets price:

17 euros per adult (optional)

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Ideal for families!

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Included in this private tour:

  • Certified professional tour guide
  • Private tour only for you, your family or friends
  • Timed tickets to book online
  • Learn about the history of Paris while enjoying nice views along the Seine River
  • Guided tour possible in French, English or Spanish

The island of "la Cité" is where all the history of Paris started. This is where are located Notre-Dame cathedral, the Sainte-Chapelle and its stained glass windows, and the Conciergerie, a former royal palace turned into a prison during the French Revolution. 


This guided tour will help you understand better all the history of Paris, from the origins to the Middles Ages and until today. You will also learn more about Notre-Dame Cathedral, still standing after the fire, that you can visit from outside. 

Walking along the Seine river, you will stroll by the flower market and the Court House, until you get to the Pont Neuf, or "New Bridge". 

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Why do I love leading this tour on the "Ile de la Cité"?

"The "island of the city" is where all the history of Paris is gathered. I like how you can end up in a secret quiet street with balconies covered with flowers, but you still are 5 minutes walking from Notre-Dame cathedral and its activity!"

Pre-Book your private tour

Please choose the date and time you want for this tour, and fill in the form.

I will get back to you by email to send you a detailed quotation. 

Tips for your visit

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There are 2 options for this tour: 


  • Simple Ile de la Cité walking tour: walk around the island, without entering any monument. Duration: 2 hours.
  • Ile de la Cité combined tour, including Conciergerie and Sainte-Chapelle: walk around the island, and enter inside the Conciergerie and Sainte-Chapelle for a more comprehensive tour. Duration: 3 hours.
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This walking tour is accessible with wheelchair or stroller. Please note that there are some cobbled streets or uneven floor. The Conciergerie is not accessible with wheelchair. 

Conciergerie and Sainte-CHapelle Skip-the-line tickets

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Skip-the-line tickets for adults:

  • Conciergerie only: 11,50 Euros
  • Sainte-Chapelle only: 11,50 Euros 
  • Combined ticket (Conciergerie + Sainte Chapelle): 17 Euros


Free for all kids under 18 years old and free under 26 years old for the European Union residents. 


Tickets are not necessary if you choose the simple Ile de la Cité Walking tour. 

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some other tours in Paris

Private tour Paris Notre Dame Cathedral
Private tour Paris Conciergerie Sainte Chapelle