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Ile de la Cité Tours

Ile de la Cité shares the Seine River with its upstream neighbor, Ile Saint-Louis, right in the middle of Paris's city center. The westernmost end of the island is mostly residential with a small park at the tip, while the eastern end gives visitors the best view of the flying buttresses of Notre-Dame Cathedral. The Palais de Justice is also housed on the island, which has the Sainte-Chapelle inside, a tiny jewel box of almost kaleidoscopic color thanks to its wonderful stained glass.

Archaeologists found evidence of habitation on this island by the Romans, as early as the first century BC. But the early 17th century was when the island came into its own, after the construction of the Pont Neuf that spans the river and intersects with the western end.

Practical Info

The Île de la Cité is actually the geographical center of Paris, and as such it's easily reachable. From the Left Bank of the Seine, the M4 Saint-Michel stop is the closest. The Right Bank's stop is Châtelet, with the M1, M4, M7, M11 and M14 all stopping there. And on the island itself, the M4's Cite stop is the only Métro station.

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Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour, Paris, null
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Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour

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Skip the line to climb the Notre Dame Cathedral Bell Towers and explore 2000 years of tumultuous Parisian history from the dark ages to the City of Light. By ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.01
Paris Ile de la Cite Medieval Private Walking Tour: Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie, ... 
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Paris Ile de la Cite Medieval Private Walking Tour: Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie

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Get to the medieval soul of Paris with a private 4-hour walking tour in the historic heart of the city - the Ile de la Cité. Explore the gothic details ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $137.06
Best of Paris Tour: Skip-the-Line Louvre, Notre Dame and Seine River Cruise, Paris, Historical & ... 
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Best of Paris Tour: Skip-the-Line Louvre, Notre Dame and Seine River Cruise

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Make the most of your time in Paris with this full-day tour of the city's most famous sights, both on foot and by boat. First, explore the best of the Louvre ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.46
Paris Walking Tour: Movie and TV Show Locations, Paris, Full-day Tours
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Paris Walking Tour: Movie and TV Show Locations

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See where some of your favorite movies and TV shows were filmed on this 2-hour walking tour of Paris. Following your film buff guide, relive Woody Allen’s ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.44
Notre-Dame Cathedral Guided Tour, Paris, Movie & TV Tours
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Notre-Dame Cathedral Guided Tour

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Learn about the hidden wonders of Notre Dame Cathedral during an introduction from your friendly host. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site on your own, and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $18.86
Ile de la Cité Walking Tour Including Notre Dame Tower Climb, Paris, Cultural Tours
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Ile de la Cité Walking Tour Including Notre Dame Tower Climb

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Île de la Cité is a small island in the Seine river with an huge influence on the history of France. It’s where Paris was first settled, where some ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.22
Private Tour: Notre-Dame, Paris Historical Walk and Louvre Museum Guided Tour, Paris, Cultural Tours
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Private Tour: Notre-Dame, Paris Historical Walk and Louvre Museum Guided Tour

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Set aside a half day to explore the absolute best highlights Paris has to offer on a 5 hour exclusively private trek through the historic heart of the city. ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 to 5.5 hrs

From USD $162.21
Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité Tour with Skip the Line Visit of Sainte-Chapelle Combo Tour, ... 
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Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité Tour with Skip the Line Visit of Sainte-Chapelle Combo Tour

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Discover medieval history on the age-old streets of Paris on this 2.5-hour Île de la Cité and Notre Dame Cathedral Paris Combo tour. Save time and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $52.37
Paris Private Guided Tour, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Paris Private Guided Tour

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Spend a day in Paris with a private guide for a personalized tour of the city. An 8-hour itinerary will be offered based on Paris must-sees and your interests, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $433.75
Private Half Day Historic Tour, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Half Day Historic Tour

Journey through time in the heart of historic Paris. Stroll through the different eras of Paris from Ancient Gaul to the Roman era and Middle Ages of the Left ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $276.64

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