Skip the Line Sainte-Chapelle and Notre Dame Tour

Skip-the-Line Sainte-Chapelle and Notre Dame Cathedral Tour

Due to the devastating April 15th 2019 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, this tour no longer goes inside the cathedral.

We feel that now, more than ever, it is important for our guests to visit Notre Dame and see that despite the fire, she is still standing beautiful and strong. We feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to introduce many of our guests throughout the years to the Notre Dame Cathedral, and we look forward to continuing to share her history and beauty in the months and years to come.

Starting at the historical center of Paris, this tour will take you to three iconic landmarks on Ile-de-la-Cité; Sainte Chapelle, the Conciergerie, and the Cathedral of Notre Dame. 

Often cited as the ‘gem of Paris’, we’ll start our day by enjoying skip-the-line access into Sainte Chapelle.  This 13th century masterpiece showcases over 1100 stained glass windows throughout it’s upper chapel, each highlighting a different biblical story.  It was originally constructed to house the Crown of Thorns and now welcomes daily visitors and hosts classical music concerts in the evening. 

The 15 meter (50ft) high stained-glass windows in the upper-chapel depict Biblical scenes; a chance for the pious yet uneducated Parisians to learn about the Old & New Testament stories.  Over time, this church became the symbol of Christian devotion, housing Christ’s crown of thorns and welcoming visitors from all over to marvel at its gothic majesty. Our pre-reserved entry ensures you plenty of time to explore this beautiful hidden treasure in the heart of the Capital. 

Situated next door, we’ll move onto the Conciergerie, a lesser-known Paris landmark that merits a visit.  This cavernous building was the home to many during the French Revolution as they awaited their fate at trial and more often than not, at the guillotine.  It’s most famous inmate, Marie Antoinette, spent the last days of her life here. We will get to see a recreation of her cell as we dive further into the tumultuous history of France during the late 1700’s. 

Saving the most iconic monument for last, we will enjoy a leisurely stroll to Notre Dame, situated just a few minutes away. A devastating fire burnt down a large portion of this Parisian landmark on April 15th, 2019. Now more than ever, it’s important that we showcase this symbol of fortitude in the face of adversity.  This cathedral has withstood revolutions, occupations, and fires over the years. We’ll highlight the history from the laying of the first stone in 1163 to the present, as the city and several thousand generous donors work together to rebuild what was lost in the fire.  You can still appreciate much of the history of the architecture of the church from the western facade.  

We are certain that you leave this tour with a solid understanding and appreciation for these iconic monuments of Paris and their everlasting importance.

Tour Highlights

  • Skip-the-Line Access to Sainte Chapelle
  • Guided Tour around the exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Famous Stained Glass Windows
  • Gothic Architecture
  • Fascinating History
  • Historical Center of Paris
    • Live Guide
    • Skip-the-line access to Sainte-Chapelle
    • Exterior guided tour of Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Adults €49.00
    Students (ID required) €49.00
    Children (4-11) €49.00
  • 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).

    We require that all guests arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Due to the exclusive and timed nature of our entry into Sainte Chapelle, 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.

  • English
    • Due to the devastating April 15th 2019 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, this tour no longer goes inside the cathedral.
    • Live Guide
    • Skip-the-line access to Sainte-Chapelle
    • Exterior guided tour of Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Adults €49.00
    Students (ID required) €49.00
    Children (4-11) €49.00
  • 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).

    We require that all guests arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Due to the exclusive and timed nature of our entry into Sainte Chapelle, 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.

  • English
  • 9
    • Due to the devastating April 15th 2019 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, this tour no longer goes inside the cathedral.
    • Live Guide
    • Skip-the-line access to Sainte-Chapelle
    • Exterior guided tour of Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Adults €49.00
    Students (ID required) €49.00
    Children (4-11) €49.00
  • 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).

    We require that all guests arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Due to the exclusive and timed nature of our entry into Sainte Chapelle, 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.

  • English
  • 9
    • Due to the devastating April 15th 2019 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, this tour no longer goes inside the cathedral.

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 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 entry into Sainte Chapelle, 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 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 Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

    Yes, this tour is wheelchair accessible.

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

    For this tour, we limit the group size to 19 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?

    All entrance tickets to Sainte Chapelle are adult tickets and therefore there are no reductions. Infants (Ages 0-3) are, however, free of cost.

  • 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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