Visit the three main attractions of Ile de la Cité on this guided tour of Paris' historical island on the River Seine. You'll pass by the Gothic landmark Notre Dame Cathedral, the Conciergerie, and Sainte-Chapelle, learning about the city's art, architecture, history, and mysteries from medieval times to the French Revolution. Skip-the-line access provided when available.
Ile de la Cité tour in Paris
Visit Notre Dame Cathedral (from the outside), the Conciergerie, and Sainte-Chapelle with an art history guide
Hear stories about Victor Hugo and the French Revolution, and admire priceless architectural features like stained-glass windows
Choice of departures times available
Enjoy skip-the-line access at some sites
Conciergerie admission ticket & visit
Sainte chapelle admission ticket and visit
Notre Dame towers tickets and visit
Notre Dame crypt tickets and visit
Meeting And Pickup
75004 Paris, France
Meeting point outside Cité metro station
2 Bd du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
May be operated by a multilingual guide
Wheelchair mostly accessible, please advise when booking
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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The best tour of Paris!
Avik_C, Dec 2022
Maurizo from Napoleonetour was very informative and friendly. His was narrating the history was funny and logical. He is an excellent source .
We were traveling during...
Michelle_B, Jan 2022
We were traveling during COVID with a group of 20 students. Mauritzio was incredible and did a fantastic job. He entertained 20 teenagers and kept them engaged for 2 hours. Very impressed and would definitely book again.
Ben_I, Sep 2021
Best tour we have ever taken! Maurizio was incredibly kind, enthusiastic, and generous with his time and energy. He was also very knowledgeable and easy to engage.. We definitely plan to arrange more tours with Maurizio in the future. A thousand thanks!
Giovanna_S, Feb 2020
Fabulous private tour with Bonaparte Tours. Maurizio was super knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He told us memorable anecdotes and brought history alive. He also added a unexpectedstint into the Conciergerie. Bonaparte tours have been amazing.
Cindy_J, Feb 2020
I highly recommend the guided tour. Our guide brought to life the rich history of Notre Dame and Sainte-Chapelle. His enthusiasm was contagious.
Tour by the Seine
Dennis_P, Sep 2019
The tour was excellent. We really enjoyed our tour guide Mauricio who did a great job. I was concerned that the tour would not be great because of the Notre Dame fire. However, Mauricio toured us around the cathedral and told us what happened and what the current status was on the reconstruction. He also gave us a lot of information about the cathedral. The tour of St. Chapelle was also excellent.
Treasures of Paris
Terry I, Aug 2019
We had a wonderful, personal experience seeing the history of Notre Dame, the Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle. We really enjoyed the history of the Conciergerie. It makes us want to read more about this time. Since it was just us and our guide we could ask so many questions. It was a great morning full of history and fun.
Best part of out trip!
Christine H, Aug 2019
This was the best part of our trip! Our Guide went out of his way to find us when the area was closed down for an special event. It was a immersion of beautiful places, humor and amazing history!! I think our Guide has history running through his veins.
Best tour guide!
Kristine_K, Jun 2019
Mauricio was such a great guide. I wish he had been our guide for all or sightseeing in Paris. Tops!
eleonoras2001, Oct 2018
excellent tour, great tour guide, very informative, really enjoyed it, definitely recommend Eleonora from USA
Conciergerie, Saint-Chapelle, Notre Dame Tour
villagekidds, Jun 2018
Napoleone tour was perfect. We learned so much and the historical information shared was in depth and well presented. Napoleone Tour guide was outstanding.
Booking tours with Viator was an...
Shirley_C, Apr 2018
Booking tours with Viator was an easy process. We had limited time in Paris and are so glad we selected a private tour to tailor our interests and maximize our time. Our tour guide was Maurizio with Napoleone tours. He was easy to locate in front of Notre Dame Cathedral as he was had a large blue badge. He was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We saw so many details in the Cathedral we would have never seen or known about without a guide. He also took us into the Conciergerie and showed us all around and shared a tremendous amount of details and history with us. Unfortunately Sainte-Chapelle was closed due to a strike. But Maurizio did everything possible to get us inside including going in twice to talk to people inside and having his office call them also. But unfortunately it was closed to all tours. He did give us our ticket so that we could return to see Sainte-Chapelle on another day. Maurizio was an awesome tour guide and did a great job. We are very happy we selected this tour and feel like it was a great experience.
Our private tour of Notre Dame, le...
DLaine L, Jan 2018
Our private tour of Notre Dame, le conciergerie and Sainte-Chapelle with Maurizio was outstanding! He is extremely knowledgeable, interesting, and thoroughly entertaining. His extensive historical insight brought each venue to life and made for an engaging, memorable experience. We recommend his tours wholeheartedly! Money well spent. DLaine and Eric, USA
We wanted a detailed tour of Notre...
Lizabeth_K, Jan 2018
We wanted a detailed tour of Notre Dame, so I am glad we chose this tour. My 10 and 13 year old daughters liked most of it and only got fidgety at the end of the 3 hours. Interesting to see the Conciergerie and Saint Chapelle too.
Very nice tour. My wife and I were...
John H, Dec 2017
Very nice tour. My wife and I were the only ones who showed up so it was a private tour. Guide was knowledgable but needed a bit more polishing to get the fifth star. Plus we had trouble trying to jump the line at Concierge like we were promised. Still, well worth the time and money to get an overview of these historic places.
Your director with very informative and...
Frank_S, Nov 2017
Your director with very informative and helpful. Would recommend.
Wonderful! Our guide Maurizio was...
Cheryl_P, Sep 2017
Wonderful! Our guide Maurizio was so lively and passionate about the history of St Chapelle and Notre Dame. A must do tour while in Paris!
Great great tour. Very personable...
WoohooWorld!, Aug 2017
Great great tour. Very personable and fun. Learned a lot of good history and Parisian facts. Easily the best tour we took in our trip.
It was also very easy to locate our tour guide.
Wonderful guide full of information...
Kristina W, Aug 2017
Wonderful guide full of information. Way to see the sites and skip the lines.
Excellent trip. Our guide was...
Judy, Jul 2017
Excellent trip. Our guide was knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. He loved answering questions! He told us the history behind the architecture and of France as well as it pertained to the sites we visited. This tour does allow you to tailor it to your own interests.