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Tour “Île de la cité”

The Île de la Cité tour is one of our most popular and loved tours: the simple liveliness of this tour will make you lose yourself into the very heart of Paris!

Our private guides have conceived the Île de la cite tour aiming at providing an overview about the history, art and architecture of the city’s evolution key periods! During that journey back in time, you’ll learn about those “mythical places and monuments” like the ancient  Notre Dame cathedral, gothic masterpiece from 1163 and unquestioned heart of Christianity in France, the royal masterpiece of Sainte-Chapelle, conceived to host Christ’s crown of thorns and a few relics from Jerusalem. There’s    also the Conciergerie, the Royal residence then turned into a gloomy jail and finally Île Saint-Louis, the small Provençal-like isle, full of its pretty cafés and cozy restaurants.

But that’s not all! When you cross the famous Pont-Neuf and land on the opposite river bank you’ll meet the elegant Hotel de Ville square, an Italian-style building and headquarters to the town hall. We will finally visit the medieval town of Chatelet with its white and superb Saint-Jacques Tour.

Only with our private guide will you travel through time: from the origins to the present days with our Île de la Cité tour!

Tour information

  • Tourist Guide with French Cultural Heritage Ministerial Authorization
  • Meeting with customers at their hotel
  • Private Guide – Duration 3 hours
  • On foot or by public or private transport (tickets not included in the mentioned rate)

Tariffs

  • Flat rate 1-2 people: 300 €
  • Flat rate 3-6 people: 340 €

Departures

  • Monday: 09:30/14:00
  • Tuesday: 09:30/14:00
  • Wednesday: 09:30/14:00
  • Thursday: 09:30/14:00
  • Friday: 09:30/14:00
  • Saturday: 09:30/14:00
  • Sunday: 09:30/14:00

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€40.00
Discover the story, the art and the architecture of Paris in this guided tour.

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What this tour offers

Safety measures

We respect social distancing and wear a mask at all times to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Skip the line tickets

No more waiting in line for your turn. Every attraction and landmark of this tour will be immediately accessible for you.

Instant Booking

As soon as you place your booking, you will immediately receive your voucher via email.

Radio guided tour

We'll give everyone a radio, so that you can hear your tour guide whenever you are.

Disabled access

This tours features locations where disabled access is guaranteed.

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Tour timeline

Here's what's going to happen when you book this tour!

Meeting the guide - start of the guided tour

You’ll meet your guide in your hotel lobby or at your accomodation address

External-internal tour - Notre dame de Paris

The symbol of French Christianity

External tour - Sainte Chapelle

The jewel of Gothic architecture wanted by the saint king: Louis IX

External tour - Conciergerie

The ancient revolutionary jails

External view - Pont Neuf

The most ancient bridge in Paris

End of Tour

See you soon on Parigirando!

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We walk you through the real France.

We are not your usual travel agency. For over 5 years, we have challenged the estabilished travel industry by offering a different experience to tourists. Since we are a small team who has been living in France for several years, we focus not only on showing you the most coveted French landmarks and attractions, but we'll also show you how the locals live and the places that tourist usually don't see.

How it works

Booking with Paristroller is really simple: just send your request and either Sara, Nico or Elisa will be in touch.

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Sara

Art historian and Italian personal shopper

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About Sara

Since she was a baby, since she could touch her home library books for the first time, Sara has developed a great interest for archaeology, anthropology, art and beauty in all its forms, from painting to music, from fashion to food.

Once grown up, she decided to make of all her passions a true job, so that she could share her passions and once at university, in Venice, she turned from historical researcher into tourist guide and personal shopper.

When she moved to Paris, she gained the tourist guide card, so she could convey to travellers her passion for the thousand sides of the VilleLumière. She can lead them into the genuine heart of Parisian life, guiding them to discover the most famous or unusual places, from huge boulevards to narrow medieval streets, high fashion boutiques and small shops, great monuments and traces from the past.

Lover of antiques, good wine and good food, she’s in love with the stories of people who made Paris great, too.

She will make you live again the history of the French capital city through anecdotes, legends and peculiarities. You’ll discover monuments and museums in an art historian perspective, and you’ll never get bored.

Why not admire Versailles, the vacuity of Impressionism, the jewish quarter, and why not a good croissant in one of the best patisseries in town?

Nico

Art historian and Italian personal shopper

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About Nico

Since she was a baby, since she could touch her home library books for the first time, Sara has developed a great interest for archaeology, anthropology, art and beauty in all its forms, from painting to music, from fashion to food.

Once grown up, she decided to make of all her passions a true job, so that she could share her passions and once at university, in Venice, she turned from historical researcher into tourist guide and personal shopper.

When she moved to Paris, she gained the tourist guide card, so she could convey to travellers her passion for the thousand sides of the VilleLumière. She can lead them into the genuine heart of Parisian life, guiding them to discover the most famous or unusual places, from huge boulevards to narrow medieval streets, high fashion boutiques and small shops, great monuments and traces from the past.

Lover of antiques, good wine and good food, she’s in love with the stories of people who made Paris great, too.

She will make you live again the history of the French capital city through anecdotes, legends and peculiarities. You’ll discover monuments and museums in an art historian perspective, and you’ll never get bored.

Why not admire Versailles, the vacuity of Impressionism, the jewish quarter, and why not a good croissant in one of the best patisseries in town?

Elisa

Art historian and Italian personal shopper

Education

Certifications

Work experience

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About Elisa

Since she was a baby, since she could touch her home library books for the first time, Sara has developed a great interest for archaeology, anthropology, art and beauty in all its forms, from painting to music, from fashion to food.

Once grown up, she decided to make of all her passions a true job, so that she could share her passions and once at university, in Venice, she turned from historical researcher into tourist guide and personal shopper.

When she moved to Paris, she gained the tourist guide card, so she could convey to travellers her passion for the thousand sides of the VilleLumière. She can lead them into the genuine heart of Parisian life, guiding them to discover the most famous or unusual places, from huge boulevards to narrow medieval streets, high fashion boutiques and small shops, great monuments and traces from the past.

Lover of antiques, good wine and good food, she’s in love with the stories of people who made Paris great, too.

She will make you live again the history of the French capital city through anecdotes, legends and peculiarities. You’ll discover monuments and museums in an art historian perspective, and you’ll never get bored.

Why not admire Versailles, the vacuity of Impressionism, the jewish quarter, and why not a good croissant in one of the best patisseries in town?