City Wonders. Notre Dame And Ile De La Cite With Visit Of The Sainte Chapelle - Paris - France
Location - Paris
As historical as it is marvellous, walk the footsteps of 2,000-year old history as you explore the heart of Paris (and the location on which this great city was founded), Ile de la Cite. An island sitting in the middle of the Seine River, this location was the home of kings and the site of world-changing political uprisings. Better yet, hear about the gruesome histories, revolutionary rivalries and romantic interludes that happened in this very location as your English-speaking guide entertains and educates you with colourful expert commentary. Your guide will unfold the histories and mysteries forever captured within these walls, from days of antiquity to the present. Once you've explored the interior of the imp ressive edifice, the tour will continue to nearby Sainte Chapelle where you'll be whisked past the crowds with Skip-the-Line access and straight into this hidden wonder of Paris. Another gothic masterpiece, this former chapel of King Louis IX, also known as Saint Louis, was built in 1248. It is home to over 6,500 square feet of 13th century stained glass, two-thirds of which are recently-restored originals. Dazzling in color, this is a sparkling Parisian gem not to be missed. Get the most out of your visit to the area, enjoy Skip-the-Line access, be enthralled by your expert guide, and save precious vacation time with this tour of both Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle.
Join your guide as you visit the visually stunning Notre Dame Cathedral with its flying buttresses and gothic architecture. See for yourself why Victor Hugo chose this monument as the setting for his widely-acclaimed novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Listen as the monumental organ and imposing bell towers ring to life, creating a superbly ominous ambiance. And learn the intriguing backstory of how this captivating cathedral came to be.
*Please report the meeting point at least 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and refunded. *For help with meeting points or other urgent issues, please phone +33-170-371426. Our coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point for easy recognition. This service ends at Sainte Chapelle. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. Comfortable shoes are recommended. We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on ou r group tours. Entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Non-flash photography is permitted in both Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours. There is a security line at the Sainte Chapelle with a bag scan that all visitors must pass through. Please note that on some occasions Notre Dame may be closed at the last minute for religious services and events. In this case customers will be offered a free rebooking of this tour or a full refund.
Expert, English-speaking tour guide; Small groups of 20 people or fewer; Entrance ticket and Skip the Line access to Sainte Chapelle; Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide.
Duration - 2 hours 30 mins
1 week before start of the journey , else cancellation charges applicable. 5 % charges applicable for refund back to your card in case of cancellation.