Islands of Paris: the Medieval City


The Artsy Historian

Islands of Paris: the Medieval City

Spoken in: English, Français, Italiano

( 59 reviews ) star City tour Paris 1 - 7 watch_later 2 hours
  • Admire the Gothic grandeur of Notre Dame
  • Hear about Paris from antiquity to present
  • Stroll past a colorful market
  • Check out the most famous ice cream in Paris
  • Visit a spectacular 13th century royal chapel
  • 100% private. 100% personalized

You will be picked up anywhere in: Paris

What you can expect

On this private tour you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the most historic region of Paris. See up-close the iconic Notre Dame. Stroll through charming cobblestone streets and admire their ornate architecture. While walking leisurely, your host can tell you the history and secrets behind the streets, buildings and monuments of this most romantic district.

Be dazzled by the 1,113 stained glass windows of Sainte Chapelle. A jewel of the Gothic period and the most magical of places. Stroll through a charming village-like oasis, away from the rush of the city, full of boutiques, markets, bakeries, cheese shops and cafés. And you can taste the most delicious and most famous ice cream in Paris!

Discover the old Paris. Originally, it was not the big city that you see today. The city started on the two small islands: Seine: “Île de la Cité” and “Île Saint-Louis”. While most of historic Paris is flavored by the glory of rationalism, calm order, broad boulevards and civilized gardens, the more ancient architecture and street layout of the two original islands is less controlled, more emotional. The river has shaped both islands’ characters as much as the famous edifices. The bridges and buildings follow the island’s shape and adapt to the landscape. This is ancient Paris, with unrestrained beauty and passion.

I can’t wait to show this splendor and share with you the stories about buildings and histoey. The old Paris. Ask me as many questions as you want. Want to see or do something specific in this historic district? Just let me know and we can shape the tour to meet your wishes.

I can also give you my personal recommendations for your next days.

A bientôt!

This is the plan

Meeting point
Pont des Arts
stop 1
Pont Neuf and the L ocks of love
stop 2
the Saint Chapelle and the Flower market
stop 3
the Notre Dame Cathedral ant his beautiful garden
stop 4
Pont Saint-Louis and a "promenade" on the island
stop 5
The most delicious ice cream in Paris
stop 6
Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile and palaces of French's Seicento
stop 7
Pont Marie : welcome in the Marais !

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City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 7 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide
Not included
closeticket to Sainte Chapelle (10 Eur)
closeice-cream of crepes at your own expenses


The Artsy Historian

59 reviews

Hi, my name is Alice, and I study History of Art in Paris, at the Sorbonne University. I also work part-time at the Louvre, and I am very passionate about all things history, museums, monuments and art in Paris.

I have lived in Paris for 3 years now, but I am Italian and prior to coming to France, I studied fine arts in Milan. Yes, I am very lucky to have stayed in two of the most artistic countries in the world!

Art is my biggest passion, however, I also love nature and travelling. I love to discover green places in Paris; parks off the beaten path, and unique hidden gardens. Increasingly, there are more and more restaurants, shops and places to see that stay in touch with nature, which I enjoy discovering. I can show you all about these spots, if you want a mix of city-life with beautiful nature.

I really love meeting new people, speaking about different nations and and generally learning from those who live all over the world. Paris is a real melting pot, so you find friends from everywhere.

So let me introduce you at my Paris, a city made by art and history, but also with relaxing and unique places! I'd like to design a tour especially for you!"

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