Prime Paris | Notre Dame Island & Louvre Museum Semi-Private Tour
Explore two of the most iconic historic sites of Paris on this comprehensive semi-private tour: Notre Dame Island and the Louvre Museum – former palace of the French Kings and Queens. Explore the heart of medieval Paris on the Ile de la Cite – from the magnificent gothic architecture of Notre Dame – still standing despite the fire of 2019 – to the Conciergerie, the medieval castle of the French monarchy, that was later their prison during the French Revolution. Your guide will make recommendations for lunch and after your break, enjoy a skip the line, in depth tour of the Louvre – including masterpieces like the Mona Lisa.
- Experience an exclusive small group tour with just 6 people and expert guide
- Explore the heart of Medieval Paris: Ile de la Cite
- Learn all about the magnificent Cathedral and the legend of Quasi Modo
- Hear about the dramatic trials and executions of the French Revolution
- Enjoy a skip the line in depth tour of the Louvre with the Mona Lisa
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Your Paris Prime experience begins when you meet your expert, English-speaking guide who will lead you on a fascinating two-hour walking tour of Notre Dame Island, known as ile de la Cite. (The Island of the City).
The island, situated in the middle of the River Seine that divides the Left and Right Banks of Paris, is truly the original and Medieval heart of Paris thanks to the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the gothic splendor of the Sainte Chapelle, the infamous Courts of Justice where King Louis and Queen Marie Antoinette were tried for treason, right next to the stunning building called the Conciergerie – a medieval castle that was home to the French monarchy, and became their prison during the French Revolution. But the island has a history stretching way back to before the Romans, and is where a Gallic tribe called the ‘Parisii’ first settled during the Iron Age.
You’ll learn all about the origins of Paris, from the Parisii to the Roman conquest and the rise of the French Kings during the middle ages – from Clovis King of the Franks to Charlemagne and the Carolingians, the Capetians, the Valois, the Bourbons, Robespierre and the Revolution – and finally Napoleon. The island holds all the secrets to France’s past!
After free time for lunch, you’ll next enjoy skip the line access and a fully guided in-depth tour of the Louvre museum. The Louvre is as much a symbol of Paris as Notre Dame. It was built to be a magnificent royal palace, home to many generations of French Monarchs. Today, it is arguably the most famous museum in the world – housing such masterpieces as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and the Hellenistic Venus de Milo. Your tour guide will show you opulent jewels worn by the Queens of France, an amazing collection of the French Romantics from Delacroix to Gericault, the masters of the Italian Renaissance from Botticelli to Da Vinci, Raphael to Caravaggio – as well as the spectacular collections from Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia.
Your tour ends inside the Museum, where you can choose to continue or head directly out with a newfound appreciation for the incredible city you’re in.
- Expert English-speaking guide
- Small group of max 6 people
- Walking tour of Ile de la Cite
- Notre Dame and the Conciergerie from the outside
- Free time for lunch (not included)
- Skip-the-line tickets and tour of the Louvre
- Works like the Mona Lisa & Venus de Milo
- End inside the Louvre Museum
All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
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