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Private Tour: Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Cluny, through the Latin Quarter

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Paris, France
Private Tour: Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Cluny, through the Latin Quarter

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Overview

Discover the Gothic architecture, medieval artifacts and centuries of heritage on this art history walking tour of Paris. After a traditional Parisian snack of coffee and croissants by the Seine River, explore the 12th-century Notre Dame Cathedral with your guide. Visit the Sainte Chapelle on the Île de la Cité and admire the spectacular 13th-century stained glass windows in the nave. Finish your tour at the Conciergerie, once part of the Palais de la Cité. Your tour size is limited to eight to ensure a more personalized experience.
  • Private tour of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie
  • Start with a traditional French snack of coffee and croissants on the banks of the Seine River
  • Admire the Gothic grandeur of Notre Dame Cathedral, the symbol of medieval Paris
  • Choose between a morning or afternoon tour
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Professional guide
Light breakfast or snack (croissant, coffee) after Notre Dame visit
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
A.f.f.i.c , 1 Bd du Palais, 75001 Paris, France

We will meet at the corner or intersection of Boulevard du Palais and Rue de Lutèce

Panthéon , 75005 Paris, France
Meet your guide on the Île Saint-Louis in central Paris in the morning or afternoon (depending on option selected). Then, start your tour in typical French style with coffee and croissants in a local café.

Afterward, head on to Notre Dame Cathedral with your guide and admire its striking Gothic façade before stepping inside to explore further. Widely considered among the most famous churches in the world, Notre Dame Cathedral was built during the reign of King Louis VII in the 12th century and it stands today as one of Paris’ most iconic medieval buildings. Admire the stained-glass windows and religious artifacts on display and learn the significance behind several of the surviving statues.

Continue on to the Sainte Chapelle, a 13th-century church constructed by King Louis IX. During your visit, marvel at the spectacular stained-glass windows in the nave and listen as your guide details the stories they tell.

Your visit after the Sainte Chapelle will proceed to the Conciergerie. This medieval building (which now houses the Paris law courts) is the oldest royal palace in Paris. It was the residence and seat of power of the French kings for centuries during the Middle Ages, then it was converted into a prison in the 15th century. You will see the impressive 14th century Hall of Men-at-arms where the banquets took place in the Middle Ages and the Guardroom with its gothic style vaults. Then you will tour the prison itself, with the Grooming room where the condemned prisoners were stripped from their personal belongings and you will see the different cells, including that of Marie-Antoinette, where she spent the last weeks of her life before being beheaded by guillotine.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sainte-Chapelle
This will be our meeting point at the corner of Boulevard du Palais and Rue de Lutèce. A Royal Chapel Built in 1238 in the Gothic Style. Finished in 7 years to house King Louis XI collection of passion relics, among which the Crown of Thorns, it remains a model of the Radiant Gothic.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Conciergerie
Now a Law Court, it was a Town Hall in medieval time, becoming the first royal Palace in Paris by the middle of the 13 C. Marie Antoinette spent her last nights there.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Latin Quarter
This part of the tour will be where you will visit the Saint Severin Church, the Ruins of the Roman Baths and also where you will take a coffee break with your Art Historian Guide. The area was called Latin because of the language used by the medieval scholars like Abelard, it remains the Centre for the arts, scholarship and learning, paradise for the book lovers. It maintained its popularity in its streets and cafes’ were always used by writers French foreign from George Sand to James Joyce. After viewing the Latin Quarter, your guide will take you to get coffee or snacks at the Odette Cafe.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Eglise Saint-Severin
Saint Severin Church is one of the oldest churches remaining in the Left Bank were a devout hermit lived and to whom the original church was dedicated. Super in its architecture and windows, a must see.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Musee De Cluny
You will be taken to visit the Cluny Museum, the Exterior of this medieval Museum is a joy to the eye. A small palace dedicated to the medieval arts. It remains not very popular but a joy to those interested in medieval art. Where you will see the 6 famous tapestries of ‘la Dame a la Licorne' (or the Lady of the Unicorn).
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
La Sorbonne
You will be taken to view the outside of the beautiful Sorbonne University, one of Europe’s oldest colleges, it opened in 1257 as part of the medieval university of Paris. Initially used by learned monks, teachers of theology and classical languages, remains closed to the public but a pleasant square with cafes to sit in.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; please wear appropriate footwear
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY ARTSTUR Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Cluny, through the Latin Quarter?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Cluny, through the Latin Quarter.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Private Tour: Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Cluny, through the Latin Quarter?
A:The policy on sanitisation is:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Cluny, through the Latin Quarter.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Cluny, through the Latin Quarter?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Cluny, through the Latin Quarter.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Cluny, through the Latin Quarter?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Cluny, through the Latin Quarter.

Traveller Tips


  • "I suggest in the Conciergerie that the tablets get included as part of the tour since it's not the same looking at bare walls as opposed to seeing in the tablet how it looked back then." See review

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star-1
awful directions!!
lynette_Z
, Jun. 2019
We missed the whole tour because the "street" intersection is in a pedestrian mall. We asked police, taxi driver and other guides if they knew where this meeting place was. NO ONE KNEW!! The phone number given was a non working number! We were so disappointed. Book with another company!! Do NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY! They are NOT helpful.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-1
Awful!
lynette_Z
, Jun. 2019
Do NOT BOOK THIS TOUR!!! They give terrible directions and don’t answer phone when you call. We missed the whole tour and they only refunded half the cost. Book through someone else. Save yourself the hassle. Go to these historic places with SOMEONE ELSE!!!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent
Enrique_G
, Jun. 2019
We were a party of 4 and the tour guide was very nice. We had some difficulty understanding her sometimes but she was very knowledgeable. I suggest in the Conciergerie that the tablets get included as part of the tour since it's not the same looking at bare walls as opposed to seeing in the tablet how it looked back then.
star-5
Saint Chapelle et al,
Chris_G
, Jun. 2019
Emily was superb with a charming demeanor and personality and an extraordinary grasp of French history with lots of very interesting antidotes. Just terrific!
star-2
Couldn’t find guide
lynette_Z
, Jun. 2019
So disappointed that we couldn’t find our guide. Phone calls made with no answer. Phone number given wasn’t a working number. We asked taxi/police/other tour operators WHERE IS THIS MEETING PLACE?!! No one knew. Missed Conciergerie and Cluny.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2019
Dear Mrs Wheelock, while I am absoutely upset about your haivng missed the Sainte Chapelle tour that substitutes the Notre Dame tour suspended for the next ten years, what you accuse us of is unfair. First of all we kept you informed, as we are asked to do from Trip Avisor, in your Extrnet Page Message to the clients. This last message will still be there. The phone Number we give, which is 0044 772 0812 183 is always opened and regsteres every call. No call was received. No message was left from anyone in the day previous ​or the day of your tour. In the extranet message was also a map of your meeting place, where your guide spent one hour waiting for you. However I am so sorry that you missed those margellous​ places for various ​circumstances, that if you go back to Paris in any time in the next two years, I will be delighted to offer you for free the Sainte Chapelle Tour with our best guide - the one who waited - Manuela. Regards Rosa Maria Letts
star-4
Regina
AliceRegOni
, Jun. 2018
Our guide Clemence was wonderful - she was very knowledgeable and informative and had a pleasant disposition. Our private tour turned out to be for only the three of us including my two teenage children who very much enjoyed Clemence’s historical story telling.
star-5
I highly recommend a private tour...
Roxann I
, Feb. 2018
I highly recommend a private tour. There is so much to see and explore. By having a private tour, we were able to truly understand the magnificence of the cathedral and chapel. The private tour guide was brilliant. Marie Christine was the best tour guide in the world. She has so much knowledge and understanding of the buildings and history. We got chills when she explained how people did pilgrimages to Notre Dame and how St. Louis displayed the crown of thorns. The Conciergerie was incredible and sad at the same time. Listening to how the Queen was treated was difficult and painful. But walking through the halls brought a sense of astonishment for the love of God and Faith. I recommend Marie Christine and will ask for her again when we go to Paris next year!
star-5
Manuella did a great job showing us...
Christina_M
, Nov. 2017
Manuella did a great job showing us the sites of Notre Dame, the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie. She was very personable, and knowledgeable. We would recommend her!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Manuela did a great job with the...
Lisa K
, Oct. 2017
Manuela did a great job with the history of Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle.
star-5
Our private tour-guide, Marie...
warwick p
, Sep. 2017
Our private tour-guide, Marie Christine, was a veritable font of knowledge and we enjoyed every part of this tour. She was a Parisien who had lived overseas and was highly educated so one felt one received an unbiased historic account of these three amazing places. I'd highly recommend this tour, well worth the money.

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