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Notre Dame and the Islands Historical Walking Tour in Paris

Notre Dame and the Islands Historical Walking Tour in Paris
Cultural & Theme Tours > Historical & Heritage Tours > Historical Tour
$76.47
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Join your professional historical guide and no more than 5 others and enjoy a 3-hour walking tour discovering the Notre-Dame district. Walk along poetic quays and medieval streets, step back in time and walk in the shoes of celebrities who lived on Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Discover Paris's past, from the Middle Ages up to the 20th century.

No need to put any costume on! You will just have to pick up one of our "Character Cards" and discover... who you are! You could be a crusading knight, a pioneering female sculptor, a French Romeo and Juliet,just to name a few!

Follow your Licensed guide for both a discovery of the Notre-Dame district highlights and a unique encounter with people who shaped Paris’s past, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

Meet your guide on the Pont-Neuf bridge at approximately 2:20 p.m. for your historical walking tour. Begin your tour at Henri IV’s equestrian statue which is also the place where a Templar crusader was executed.

Next, onward to the Place Dauphine, a perfect example of 17th century architecture. Here you'll make a stop for Manon Roland, a revolutionary Muse. Circling around the former royal palace buildings, now a law court, you'll reach the Conciergerie. This notoriously famous jail during the French Revolution kept a female prisoner.

Time to approach Notre-Dame, Paris’s majestic cathedral! On its northern flank, a medieval-like quarter has survived, with winding streets and secluded houses. Enter into this beautiful Gothic church and enjoy the amazing show of its authentic 13th-century stained glass windows.

Cross a short footbridge, to the peaceful environment of Ile Saint-Louis. You would be surprised how boisterous and naughty some former inhabitants were such as the hothead duke, a Louis XIV's companion, who dared to challenge the King.

Strolling along Quai d’Orléans and de Béthune, you will be introduced to Camille Claudel, a gifted sculptor and Helena Rubinstein, the first female captain of industry. Both talented, they called for women's freedom.

Your tour will conclude at Pont Marie metro station at 5:30 p.m.

Join your professional historical guide and no more than 5 others and enjoy a 3-hour walking tour discovering the Notre-Dame district. Walk along poetic quays and medieval streets, step back in time and walk in the shoes of celebrities who lived on Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Discover Paris's past, from the Middle Ages up to the 20th century.

No need to put any costume on! You will just have to pick up one of our "Character Cards" and discover... who you are! You could be a crusading knight, a pioneering female sculptor, a French Romeo and Juliet,just to name a few!

Follow your Licensed guide for both a discovery of the Notre-Dame district highlights and a unique encounter with people who shaped Paris’s past, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.