Visit Notre Dame Paris and Ile de la Cité and learn about this place of heritage!
Start at the Pont Neuf (litteraly the New Bridge), paradoxally the oldest bridge in Paris!
Meet your guide there and be ready for 2 hours into the heart of Paris. As you walk along the streets of the two main islands of Paris, learn where the first settlement in Paris took place and how the Ile de la Cité became the hub of royal and ecclesiastical power.
Walk by the place where Marie Antoinette, among others, were called before being judged at the Palais de Justice, the Conciergerie. In the 14th century, this building was at first a Royal Palace before becoming a prison.
Next stop by the Sainte Chapelle and its 15 gigantic floor to ceiling stained glasses built under Louis IX to welcome his personal holy relics, including his holy crown.
Now, welcome to the most visited site in Europe: the legendary Notre Dame Paris Cathedral, its gargoyles and its architecture with asymmetrical elements to avoid monotony!
Learn the history of the ancient testament on the detailed facade and the three main portals. After visiting the outside of the cathedral, go inside and discover the beautiful rose windows reflecting on the floor with the sun.
Did you know? The cathedral can welcome more than 6000 worshippers! Then, cross the Saint Louis Bridge and stroll down the streets of the Ile Saint Louis, with its restaurants and boutiques.
Your guide will give you advice about the best places to eat delicious traditional French food.
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We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learned a lot.
Guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable but hard to hear over noise.
Ended up being us alone(a Tuesday at 2pm) Our guide was fantastic Loved it
City and country of tour: Paris, France