Ile St.-Louis Tours

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Ile St.-Louis
One of only two Seine islands in Paris (the other is the neighboring Île de la Cité), Île Saint-Louis is a tranquil oasis in the city center. Among the first parts of the city to be organized by modern urban planning works during the 17th century, the island is known for its scenic quays, elegant residences, and unhurried pace.

The Basics
Originally used for cattle grazing, Île Saint-Louis was formally developed under the orders of King Louis XIII in the early 17th century. Connected to the Left and Right Banks by four bridges (the Pont de la Tournelle, the Pont Marie, the Pont Sully, and the Pont Louis-Philippe) and to Île de la Cité by the Pont Saint-Louis, the island is at once easily accessible but also an unspoiled slice of historical Paris. Long a retreat for the city’s wealthy, Île Saint-Louis still retains its aristocratic allure, and its narrow streets and traditional buildings make it a tranquil place to stroll.

Walking and bike tours are an excellent way to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and admire views of the UNESCO-listed Banks of the Seine and neighboring Notre Dame (located on the eastern edge of Île de la Cité). Seine River cruises also reveal another picturesque perspective on the island.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • For a glimpse of Île Saint-Louis’ glamorous past, seek out grandiose mansions like the Hôtel Lambert and the Hôtel de Lauzun, both built in the 17th century.
  • The island’s main thoroughfare, rue Saint-Louis en l’Île, is home to numerous boutiques and cafes.
  • As the island is just 1,772 feet (540 meters) long, it’s easily seen on foot.

How to Get There
The centrally located Île Saint-Louis is accessible by Métro line 7, which stops at the nearby Sully-Morland and Pont Marie stations. Bus lines 24, 63, 67, 87, and 88 also stop nearby. Amblers can reach the island by crossing one of several bridges that connect it to the Left and Right Banks.

When to Get There
Like any Paris neighborhood, Île Saint-Louis is a destination that appeals in all four seasons. As with the rest of the city, it is at its quietest during August, when many Parisians leave for a multi-week holiday; expect many of its shops, restaurants, and cafes to be closed during the grandes vacances.

Berthillon
Though Île Saint-Louis is primarily a residential area, one of its top highlights is Berthillon: a luxury ice cream parlor that has operated here since the 1950s. This is a Paris cult classic, and getting a scoop is a must on any visit to the island.
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Bistro-Style Seine River Dinner Cruise

Make the most of your time in Paris with a combination of a cruise on the Seine and a 3-course dinner. This 75-minute dinner cruise allows you to see the main attractions of the City of Lights while you enjoy a casual meal. Relax into a comfortable armchair facing one of the boat's windows, the better to take in the view, and watch sights like the Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre, Place de la Concorde and Eiffel Tower drift by. Upgrade the experience to include wine or Champagne with dinner.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise on the Seine

Spend a romantic evening in Paris on a 3-hour Seine River cruise with a 3-course dinner. Enjoy gliding down the famous river, drifting slowly past the city's illuminated monuments, as you dine on a fabulous meal of French specialties. See Notre Dame Cathedral, Place de la Concorde, the Louvre Museum, the Musée d'Orsay and of course the Eiffel Tower from the water, with live music on board to complete the experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie

Discover Gothic architecture, medieval artefacts and centuries of heritage on this 3.5-hour 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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Hidden Paris: Day Bike Tour

See Paris like a local as you pedal around its vibrant neighborhoods, lively markets and hidden sights on this 3.5-hour small-group bike tour. Explore the famous Latin Quarter, the Jewish communities of Le Marais and the historic Place de la Bastille, as well as enjoying views of iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral. With plenty of rest stops and photo opportunities, this tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hrs
  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hrs
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Paris Night Bike Tour

Pedal through the City of Light on a 4.5-hour evening bike tour. Follow your guide past Paris' top attractions, such as the Louvre, Notre Dame and the famous Berthillon ice cream shop, and listen to commentary along the way. After a relaxing ride through the illuminated city, top off your tour with a 1-hour cruise along the Seine with a glass of wine.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour

See Paris’s iconic landmarks and lesser-known gems from the water on this 2.5-hour combo cruise down the River Seine and Canal Saint Martin. Glide past riverside monuments like Notre Dame and the Louvre, and then explore a side of Paris many tourists miss as you float through the tunnels, bridges and locks of the city’s historic canal system. Live onboard commentary from your guide illuminates the story of these picturesque waterways built by Napoleon. Choose from several daily departures to suit your sightseeing schedule.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Paris Seine River Brunch Cruise

Take a leisurely midday break in Paris without missing out on sightseeing with a 1.5-hour brunch cruise on the Seine River. Board your boat in Paris' city center and float down the Seine, admiring top attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral and Place de la Concorde. Enjoy a brunch of both cold and hot dishes, including sweet and savory treats, and for a more luxurious meal you can even upgrade to add a half-bottle of Champagne per couple.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Tour of Paris in electric scooter

Save your energy for sightseeing with this tour of Paris by electronic bike. After a short briefing, you’ll pedal along the bike lanes and sidewalks of the French capital, with the e-bike’s motor propelling you along when you need a little help. The route takes in sights of the standout Paris attractions such as the Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower, and you’ll learn about each landmark from your guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Night Tour of Paris in electric scooter

Navigate the bike lanes and side streets of Paris on an electric bike during this tour. With a guide in the lead, you'll feel comfortable pedaling an electric bike after dark, pedaling as hard as you like and enjoying the assistance of an electric motor. Pass Paris landmarks lit up for the night and listen to guided commentary on the city's history, culture, architecture, and modern life.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Paris Sightseeing, Marais and Secrets Bike Tour

Explore hidden corners of the French capital in style on this 3-hour Marais bike tour in Paris. Hop onto your bicycle at the Pompidou Centre in central Paris and spin through the pretty streets with a guide. Head through bustling Beaubourg to the stylish Marais district and discover famous local landmarks including the iconic Place des Vosges. Explore St Paul and Île de la Cité — a natural island on the Seine River — and admire fine views over top attractions such as the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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8 hour Paris Guided Tour without Museum Entrances

See the sights of Paris that most interest you on a private tour with your own guide, who accompanies you around the city by private vehicle. You can request the places you want to visit, such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, or the Montmartre district, however no museums can be included. Enjoy live narration from the guide to learn more about the attractions.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Half Day Historic Tour

Discover more than 2,000 years of history on this private 4-hour tour of Paris. Take a peek at Notre Dame Cathedral; stroll the cobbled streets of the Latin Quarter, the Marais and Paris’s Left Bank; enjoy a coffee at Paris’ oldest café; and visit attractions like St. Paul’s church, the Roman baths of Cluny and Place des Vosges.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Notre Dame and the Islands Historical Walking Tour in Paris

Get to know Paris' Notre Dame district on a small-group walking tour that introduces you to the area's architecture and history, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. You'll stroll down medieval streets and along the Seine as you learn about the people who have lived on and shaped the city's two neighboring islands—Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis—plus visit the cathedral.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Explore unique city spots and enjoy a snack

Avoid heavy traffic and sore feet on a 100- to 120-minute private sightseeing tour. You traverse Paris by a compact vehicle, which allows you to travel easily and efficiently along the city’s narrow streets. Let your guide take care of the driving as you take it Paris’ intimate corners. Make stops at the Latin Quarter, Paris Saint Germain, and more. Along the way enjoy complimentary snacks and alcoholic drinks.
  • Duration: 100 to 120 minutes
  • Duration: 100 to 120 minutes
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2.5-Hour Interactive Walking Tour in Central Paris

Have kids and want to teach them all about Paris? Skip the large tour groups, and book this 2.5-hour interactive walking tour, perfect for families with children ages six to sixteen. You’ll be provided an iPad to solve educational enigmas, with characters from your favorite Paris movies providing clues along the way. Navigate your way around the Ile de la Cité, Île Saint-Louis, Notre-Dame, the Saint-Louis Bridge, the Flower Market, and other highlight landmarks. This small-group tour is limited to seven people.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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3 days in Paris with a Private Guide

Take in magnificent architecture of the most romantic city in the world, contemplate its abundant history and indulge in delicious French cuisine on this Ultimate 3-day private Paris tour - 5 hours each day.Hit up city’s top attractions like Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, Trocadero Hill, Champs de Mars, Place Vendome, Musee du Louvre, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur Basilica, Palais Garnier, capture postcard-worthy photos of Tour Eiffel from the best view points and go up to the most bohemian hill in the world. See Arc de Triomphe, the greatest historical landmark dedicated to the victorious French armies of the Revolution and the First Empire.Experience the charm and elegance of city’s Le Marais district and St Germain des Pres, chill out at green Luxembourg gardens and Tuileries Park and explore student’s life in Latin Quarter.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Provision of a vehicle with a dedicated driver

Visiting day, wedding, birthday, shopping, whatever your needs we put at your service a professional driver entirely dedicated sedan - bottle of water, soda, coffee, tea, snacks, charger on board (possibility of flowers, gifts, balloons or other on board on request)
  • Duration: 3 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 10 hours
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Introduction to Paris - Private tour with local guide

Paris is a wonderful city but with so many monuments and sites to see that you can sometimes feel lost. This private excursion is ideal to discover the capital. Your personal and private guide will give you lots of information and make you enjoy the most beautiful places in the city.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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