Prime Paris Private Tour | Notre Dame Island & Louvre Museum
Enjoy a fascinating private tour of the two most iconic sites of Paris, Notre Dame Island and the Louvre Museum, with an expert English speaking private guide. Spend two hours exploring the Ile de la Cite, home of the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the Conciergerie a medieval castle that became a revolutionary prison, and the Courts of Justice where Louis and Marie Antoinette were tried for treason. After a break, enjoy priority access to the Louvre Museum with your private guide – where you’ll see famous masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.
- Enjoy the exclusive and expert attention of your private guide
- Explore the Medieval heart of Paris on Notre Dame Island
- See the magnificent cathedral of Notre Dame
- Learn about the dramatic events of the French Revolution
- Enjoy priority access and expert private tour of the Louvre with the Mona Lisa
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Your private Prime Paris tour begins in the heart of the Notre Dame Island, Ile de la Cite. The island is home to the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece built over 900 years ago. It was made famous by Victor Hugo and the legend of Quasi Modo. But it is also where the French kings were crowned, and remains a symbol of Paris’ strength and endurance after the blazing fire that destroyed the roof in 2019.
A Celtic tribe called the ‘Parisii’ settled on the island during the Iron Age. After the fall of Rome, it was Clovis, King of the Franks who triumphed. The French kings governed from this island, and became the dominant power in Europe with Charlemagne – first Holy Roman Emperor.
You’ll hear many stories and scandals of successive French monarchs outside the Conciergerie – the medieval royal palace that became a Revolutionary prison, and is where the king and queen were held captive. You’ll see the Courts of Justice where King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were tried and found guilty of treason.
The island holds many secrets to France’s past!
After a break, it’s time for a guided tour of the Louvre. The Louvre was also built to be a royal palace, and now houses one of the most extensive collections of art in the world. With your expert guide, you’ll enjoy priority access, skipping long lines, to enter this majestic building. You’ll see the iconic masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, as well as the spectacular collections of the French romantics like Delacroix and Gericault, the Coronation of Napoleon, the royal jewellery collection, famous works of the Italian Renaissance and the many wonders from Ancient Greece and Egypt.
Your exclusive private tour ends inside or outside the Museum, just ask your guide.
- Private English-speaking guide
- Walking tour of Notre Dame Island
- Notre Dame Cathedral (outside)
- Conciergerie (outside)
- Place Dauphine (outside)
- Palais du Justice (outside)
- Louvre priority entrance tickets
When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable.*Our Tuscan motorcycle tour and some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.
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