History of Paris Walking Tour with Notre Dame, Latin Quarter, and Île de la Cité

History of Paris Walking Tour with Notre Dame, Latin Quarter, and Île de la Cité  

With an overwhelming amount of things to see and do in Paris, the best place to start is right in the heart of the city: Île de la Cité.  This island is the origin of modern Paris, dating back to the Parisii tribe in 239BC.  Our expert, local guides will walk you through the cobbled streets of the island and the Latin Quarter pointing out famous structures such as Notre Dame and Sainte-Chapelle along the way.  They will provide you with information, facts & anecdotes, that will enlighten your understanding of these landmarks today.  From the construction of Notre Dame to the 2019 fire, you will come to understand the importance of this gothic masterpiece and its strategic location in the heart of Paris.  See the famous Sainte-Chapelle catehdral with it's beautiful stained glass windows.  Walk through the hangout spot of the locals at Place Dauphine, and cross the oldest bridge in Paris - the Pont Neuf.  There is so much to see and learn about in this little slice of Paris, and we hope that you'll join us!  

Tour Highlights

  • Views of Notre Dame from the exterieur
  • Views of Sainte-Chapelle from the exterieur
  • The oldest clock in Paris
  • Place Dauphine
  • Gothic Architecture
  • Famous Gargoyles
  • The Latin Quarter
  • Île de la Cité
  • We meet just outside a café called Brasserie Les Deux Palais located at 3 Boulevard du Palais, 75004. The closest métro stop is Cité (line 4).

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    • Please wear comfortable shoes on this tour.
    • Fantastic Photo Ops

    • Entertaining Guide

    • Famous Stained Glass Windows

    • Gothic Architecture

    • Magnificent Views

    • Famous Gargoyles

  • We meet just outside a café called Brasserie Les Deux Palais located at 3 Boulevard du Palais, 75004. The closest métro stop is Cité (line 4).

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    • Please wear comfortable shoes on this tour.

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    We meet just outside a café called Brasserie Les Deux Palais located at 3 Boulevard du Palais, 75004. The closest métro stop is Cité (line 4).

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

    This tour is not wheelchair accessible due to the narrow and cobbleed streets/sidewalks on the island.

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is the number to call if I am lost, and trying to find the meeting point?

    If you are having problems finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +33.1.85.08.19.76 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.

     

  • Expand/Collapse How many minutes prior to tour time should I meet?

    We request that all guests arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Due to the exclusive and timed nature of our entries, it's imperative that all guests arrive on time. We do not have the luxury of waiting for guests who are running late, or catching them up after the fact. 

     

  • Expand/Collapse How many people will be in my tour group?

    We limit the group size to 16 guests per tour guide.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Are children allowed on this tour?

    Of course! We are always eager to host families on our tours.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Is there a reduced price for kids/students/infants/seniors?

    Infants ages 0-3 are free, and all guests from 4 years of age and up are similarly priced. 

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    Fat Tire Tours is happy to offer 100% refunds if the reservation is cancelled more than 24 hours (1 day) before the scheduled tour. We do not issue refunds for tours cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled tour. 

     

  • Expand/Collapse My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?

    If you would like to book a larger group, please contact our Private Tours team at [email protected].

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