Medieval Paris Private Tour

Paris, France
Likely to Sell Out

From $326.80

per group (up to 6)

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover a side of Paris that existed before the modern-day glitz and romance on a private walking tour of the city’s medieval remnants. See well-preserved monuments that date back as far as 800 years, including the Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Fountain of the Innocents, the Sorbonne, and Hotel de Cluny, a former 14th-century abbey. A private art historian guide leads you through the city to unlock its medieval mysteries. Price is per group, based on a maximum of 10 people.
  • Private walking tour of Paris' medieval monuments
  • Learn the history behind landmarks like Notre-Dame and the Fountain of the Innocents
  • Led by an art historian guide
  • Private tour for a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Professional art historian guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 98 Bd Saint-Germain
    98 Bd Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris, France

    The guide will be waiting for you at the subway stop Cluny La Sorbonne, line 10, in front of McDonalds.

End point

  • 26 Rue Saint-Merri
    26 Rue Saint-Merri, 75004 Paris, France

    At the side of the Pompidou museum, by the Stravinsky fountain

What To Expect

Meet your knowledgeable art historian guide in central Paris. Then venture near the Notre-Dame Cathedral and learn the history behind the iconic Gothic structure, which sits on the site of the city’s original founding on the Île de la Cité. Stroll through the surrounding neighborhood of the Latin Quarter, and learn to recognize surviving symbols and architectural elements that date back to the Middle Ages.

See the illustrious Sorbonne, formerly the medieval University of Paris and one of the oldest colleges in Europe, as well as the Hotel de Cluny, once a 14th-century monastery and now home to the Museum of the Middle Ages. Admire the tower of the 16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie, and stand before the Fountain of the Innocents, the city’s oldest monumental fountain.

Learn about the layers of history that lie beneath modern-day landmarks like the Centre Pompidou and Les Halles, once the site of Paris’ central marketplace as early as the 12th century. Throughout the tour, ask all the questions you like to take advantage of your private guide’s knowledge and expertise.

Musee De Cluny

The medieval museum of Paris and a very interesting building. We shall provide comment on the building and how it reflects the medieval period in Paris, without visiting the museum inside, as that is an entire tour on its own.

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris

Since the cathedral suffered a fire and won't be accessible for a while, we will still provide comment on it from afar, without entering.

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Paris in person

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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Engaging and informative
19sherrys, Sep 2019
Caroline was quite pleasant, engaging and informative. We learned about Medieval Paris, especially the years1100 - 1500. Caroline removed our misconceptions and clarified our understanding of Paris in this period. At the end of the tour she pointed out a lovely square at the end of the Ile de la Cite where we could have lunch and a glass of wine and even borrow pétanque balls from our waiter so we could play in the square. We enjoyed a rich 2 hours with Caroline!
Response from Host, Sep 2019
hi there, thanks for the kind words. Indeed Medieval Paris is a special tour and Caroline is a special person - we have very happy to work with her and we're happy to give this tour to our curious, engaged clientele such as yourselves. Looking forward to having you again soon on our other visits. Kind regards, Boris, Paris in person private tours