Family Tour of Notre Dame’s Island and the Sainte Chapelle

2  hours
1-10  people
Created specifically for families with kids, this tour will take you through one of the most charming and historical parts of Paris, the Ile de la Cité. Home to Notre Dame, this lovely island is the perfect place to learn the fascinating history of Paris, from Roman times to the present day.
From 639€ / person
Free cancellation
We know plans change, that's why we offer a flexible cancellation policy. Learn More

Start your explorations in front of the extravagant Hotel de Ville, office of the Mayor of Paris (although it looks more like a fairytale palace!) Cross over to the Ile de la Cité, and enjoy a walk along the river banks and through the charming flower market. We’ll skip the long lines and enter the gem of the island, the Sainte Chapelle. This tiny chapel is home to some of the most dazzling stained glass in the world, much of it dating from the 13th century. The amazing windows should be read like a comic strip - children and adults alike will be amazed by the vibrant and beautiful colors as your guide shows you how to read their fascinating stories.

Your tour will also take you past the Conciergerie - medieval palace, revolutionary prison and final home of Queen Marie-Antoinette before she was taken to the guillotine in 1793. Hear tales of kings and queens, how they lived and reigned, and of troubles and turmoil during the French Revolution.   

Your final visit will be the exterior of  the spectacular 850 year old gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame. You’ll learn about the fire in 2019 that threatened to destroy her, but also about her amazing medieval builders, who began her construction in 1163 and whose skills ensured she is still standing today. Admire the gargoyles on the famous bell towers, and don’t forget to keep your eyes on the figures you can see moving about the rooftop as the cathedral is slowly rebuilt - one of them might just be Quasimodo, the famous hunchback!

Explore Paris together and watch your children become excited about history as they see it come alive before them!


Specially designed tour for families with children of all ages
Souvenir materials for children aged 6-12 to use during and after their tour
Skip the long lines and explore the dazzling Sainte Chapelle
An interactive visit that your child will never forget!

What's Included

Guided visits of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chapelle & Ile de la Cité
Entrance tickets and reservations where necessary
Expert, English-speaking tour guide specialised in working with children
Specially designed materials for children

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no minimum or maximum age. The tour has been designed for children of all ages, and also for the adults accompanying. It's a tour that can be enjoyed by all the family.

We want to show you as much as possible, but we realise that all families are different and have different interests and energy levels! Your private guide will tailor the tour to your family's needs and wishes.

You can cancel your private tour for any reason up to 72 hours before your tour departure time and receive a full refund. Within 72 hours we’ve already started preparing for your tour and your guide won't easily be able to find another tour to replace it, so we won’t be able to offer a refund after that point.

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