Palais de Justice Tours

Located on one of Paris’ two natural islands in the Seine river, the Palais de Justice is among the oldest surviving buildings of the former royal palace. The middle of three impressive buildings on the Île de la Cité (the other two are the medieval Gothic chapel Sainte Chapelle and the former prison the Conciergerie, which is now a museum), the Palais de Justice is notorious for its role during the French revolution, where more than 1,000 people (including Marie-Antoinette) were condemned to death before being imprisoned at the Conciergerie next door and executed on the guillotine. 

Because the Palais is still used for judicial purposes today, visitors are not allowed to tour the premises. However, touring the Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle is a great way to check out the Palais de Justice from the outside. Sainte Chapelle has an impressive collection of stained glass windows, and provides the closest look of the Palais de Justice available to the general public.

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Located in the heart of Paris on Île de la Cité , the Palais de Justice is spread out over different floors, on four hectares of land. Because it is used as a law court, it is not open to tourists but there is plenty to view from the outside. The western side of the Île de la Cité is part of the 1st district (arrondissement) of Paris, and the eastern side is part of the 4th district (arrondissement). The Boulevard du Palais divides the two neighborhoods.
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Address: 10 Boulevard du Palais, Paris 75001, France
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Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closed weekends and bank holidays.
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2-Day Paris Package Including City Tour, Louvre Tour and Seine River Cruise

Pack the highlights of Paris into two days with this package that offers only the best of France’s capital city. Get priority access at the Louvre Museum, and go on a Seine River cruise that you won't soon forget. Choose between a private city tour by vehicle or electric bike, and then explore Montmartre with your own personal guide. Lastly, head over to Île de la Cité to sample local wine and cheese before your 2-day journey comes to an end.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Paris Highlights Walking Tour: Eiffel Tower Summit, Notre Dame, Seine Cruise

Check off Paris' major attractions on this walking tour with a guide who shows you the must-see sights in the City of Light. You'll climb the steps to the first and second levels of the Eiffel Tower, take a 'scandals' tour of the Louvre Museum, and explore the Ile de la Cité, the island where Notre Dame Cathedral sits on the River Seine.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends Night Walking Tour of Paris

Challenge your romantic illusions of gay Paris on a terrifying 2-hour tour of the city’s most sinister spots. Delve into the eerie mysteries of the City of Light, strolling the serpentine streets in search of spectres and spooks; stray from the beaten path with a masterful story teller, discovering unfamiliar facts about the captivating capital as you venture to sites of reputed haunting. Gain fascinating insight into the horrible history of the city when you visit mystery-shrouded sites like the Place de la Vert Gallant and the Palais du Justice.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Paris 3-hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

Spin from Notre Dame Cathedral to the Eiffel Tower on this 3-hour sightseeing bike tour in Paris. Hop onto your bicycle at the Pompidou Centre in central Paris and take to the streets with a guide. Head out along the banks of the Seine River, then cross Notre-Dame Bridge onto the Île de la Cité as a guide sheds light on Paris’ colorful past. Take in top landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral, and stop along the way to capture the city on camera.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Heart of Paris Tour: Notre-Dame and Ile de la Cite with Wine Tasting

Discover the beating heart of Paris—its Ile de la Cité—on a 3-hour walking tour that includes a bit of imbibing. Set out to explore this natural island in the Seine upon meeting your guide at Square René Vivian. Wander its narrow streets with a knowledgeable guide who shares fascinating tales about the area and introduces you to its historic attractions as you go. Marvel at Notre-Dame cathedral, admire some of the city's great monuments and even see inside the Palais de Justice, where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned. You also have an opportunity to taste French wines and cheeses before concluding your tour at approximately 5:00pm.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Half-Day Electric Bike Tour: Paris Along the Seine River

Cruise alongside the Seine river on a 4-hour tour of Paris by electric bike with a nationally-certified guide. Pedal as much — or as little — as you want on this small-group experience, and discover the iconic sites, neighborhoods and landmarks that overlook the UNESCO-listed Seine river banks. Trace a route from the Notre Dame cathedral to the grand Palace of Justice, then follow the celebrated Left Bank to elegant gardens, riverside bookstores and the Eiffel Tower.
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Paris Day-Tour with Lunch: Ile de la Cite, Montparnasse Tower, and Hop-on-Hop-off Bus

This full-day combo tour gives you a bit of everything and just enough to say you’ve been to Paris. On a walking tour, see the Ile de la Cité, the Notre Dame, the Palace of Justice, and the Place Dauphine. After a leisurely 3-course lunch in the Latin Quarter, soak up panoramas from the 56th floor of Montparnasse Tower — which you enter with skip-the-line privileges. Then, step aboard a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and finish your time in Paris as you wish.
  • Duration: 1 day
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