The Historic Heart of Paris: l'île de la Cité


History lover

The Historic Heart of Paris: l'île de la Cité

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( 54 reviews ) star City tour Paris 1 - 20 watch_later 2 hours
  • Hear the legendary stories about this area
  • Learn about the French culture
  • Admire the beautiful Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Find out everything about the Conciergerie
  • Stroll through charming streets
  • Get private insights from a local

You will meet here: Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame

What you can expect

Let's discover together the island of the city: l'île de la Cité! From myths to legends and amazing landmarks, the most interesting neighborhood of Paris has everything you can wish for!

Walking down the streets of this mysterious area, we'll discover the secrets of the most beautiful monuments, as well as the most amazing views of the city.

On this private tour, you'll learn about the stories behind Notre Dame, its importance during the French Revolution and visit its beautiful gardens.

I can even tell you the history of Conciergerie palace that dates back to 14th century. The place is known as one of the oldest French palaces. There were a lot of battles and tragic love stories that unfolded here.

Definitely, we can't miss Palais de Justice de Paris - a home for French legislative power. You'll find out about the importance of this institution in the historical and modern France.

The tour will be spiced up with local stories and a stroll through charming local streets you won't find by yourself. Please let me know if you have any preferences, I can always personalize the tour for you.

This is the plan

meet your guide at Fontaine Saint Michel/ outside metro Saint Michel
Stop 1
Walk through the island and discovering the ancient city history
Stop 2
Discovering Notre Dame - The cathedral!
Stop 3
Stroll through little streets and learn local stories!
Stop 4
The Palace - the Conciergerie and her history

Feel free to personalize this offer with Lucien

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 20 persons
Meeting point
Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide


History lover

54 reviews

---outside school holidays, I am not available to start a tour after 15:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: I have to be at 6pm in class!---
Please try to book as long as possible before to be sure to find the perfect schedule:-)

Salut! I'm Lucien and I used to be a teacher. Now I'm studying to become a professionnal tour guide.
I love Paris for its countless stories, impressive architecture and rich culture. I used to be shy, but now I can talk a lot and maybe too much!
I love to speak about history, about the old life of Paris!

Please if you ask for a big walking tour, be careful to not book for the day you just arrived because you won't enjoy if you are too tired!

If you want to ask for a personnalized offer, I will love to prepare something nice for you.
( in that case, my price is 36 euros.)"

Personalize this offer with Lucien

(response: less than 17 hours )