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Paris: Skip-the-Line Ticket to Sainte Chapelle

1. Paris: Skip-the-Line Ticket to Sainte Chapelle

Discover the remarkable Gothic style and stunning stained glass work of the Sainte Chapelle Cathedral in Paris with this skip-the-line ticket. Admire this jewel the French Gothic aesthetic at your own pace with a self-guided tour booklet. Spend an hour admiring the spectacular stained-glass windows that contribute to making Sainte Chapelle so famous. Arranged across 15 windows, each 15-meters high, the stained glass panes depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments. Learn more about these glass depictions using your tour booklet. Discover facts about sacred relics and items such as the Crown of Thorns or the Image of Edessa that were once held here. Gaze up at the star-painted ceiling.

Paris: The Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

2. Paris: The Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

Visit the masterpieces of the Louvre Museum, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Then, go on a cruise along the magnificent Seine River and admire the famous monuments in the city. Being the world's largest museum, the Louvre packs 35,000 artworks into a 73,000 square meter exhibition space in three wings. Each wing possesses more than 70 rooms and displays extensive paintings and objects of art. See the iconic Mona Lisa, marvel at thousands of amazing paintings, and walk among perfect sculptures. Book the option with an audio guide included and enhance your experience and understanding of the works on display. After the visit of the Louvre Museum, take a 1-hour Seine River cruise tour. See more of Paris' iconic monuments such as the Institut de France, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Conciergerie, Musee de Orsay, Hotel de Ville and more. Onboard you have access to an audio guide of your chosen language for free on the spot which will help you learn more about the vast history attached to each monument.

Paris: Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie Skip-the-Line Tickets

3. Paris: Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie Skip-the-Line Tickets

Make the most of your visit to the Palais de la Cité by visiting 2 remarkable monuments: Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie. During your visit to the Conciergerie, explore the ancient court of the French Revolution. At this picturesque site, see the cells of criminals and the tombs of the heroes of the French Revolution. Alongside the Conciergerie, enjoy Sainte-Chapelle, one of the most stunning examples of Gothic architecture in the world. Admire the ancient stained glass windows, with an impressive depth of color and beautiful design. With this ticket, spend as much time as you want at each of those iconic Parisian monuments. Choose to discover the Conciergerie's medieval and revolution-era rooms as well as the spaces that have disappeared with the HistoPad. This digital mediation tool allows you to go back in time thanks to its augmented reality, 3D reconstructions, and interactive functionalities.

Paris: Conciergerie Skip-the-Line Ticket with Histopad

4. Paris: Conciergerie Skip-the-Line Ticket with Histopad

Get a glimpse into the turbulent history of the French Republic, with priority access to the Conciergerie. Originally built as a royal palace in the 14th century, the building became a prison when the royal family moved residence. During the French Revolution the prison was known as "the antechamber to the guillotine."   Explore the cells of criminals and the tombs of heroes of the French Revolution. Discover the chapel that was once the prison cell where Marie Antoinette was held. See the largest remaining medieval hall in Europe, the Salle des Gens d’Armes. Choose to be accompanied by an histopad, and go back in time using this augmented reality tool. Explore the medieval rooms, as well as the spaces that have now disappeared.

Paris: Ile de la Cite Walking Tour with Notre Dame

5. Paris: Ile de la Cite Walking Tour with Notre Dame

Join your guide for a fascinating walking tour of the charming and historical Ile de la Cite. Start your tour on the Left Bank in the Latin Quarter and pass by the famed bookstore, Shakespeare & Company, a gathering place for the literary legends of the 'Lost Generation'.   Then, see the imposing gothic structure of Notre Dame Cathedral. Built in the 13th century, this magnificent edifice has recently survived a devastating fire, yet she is still standing proudly as the symbol of the city. Learn of her incredible construction and watch history unfold before you, as she readies herself to stand tall for another eight centuries.   Next, enjoy a short stroll through the charming flower market to Sainte Chapelle. Built in the 13th century by King Saint Louis, 80% of the walls are covered by remarkable colored glass windows. Your last visit is to the Conciergerie, built as a medieval palace, but most famous as the prison and last home of Queen Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution.

Paris: Walking Tour with Louvre Ticket & Private Tour Option

6. Paris: Walking Tour with Louvre Ticket & Private Tour Option

This experience combines the best of a guided tour at the price of a self-guided visit. Meet your guide outside the Louvre Museum by the statue of Louis XIV, a man on a horse in front of the famous pyramid. From here, you begin your journey with your guide on a mini walking tour of the famous spots all around the world famous museum you are soon to enter. Find out why Louis XIV moved out of the Louvre so he could live in his new digs in the country aka Versailles. As you stand under the famous Arc de Carrousel, learn the historic significance of the nearby Tuileries Gardens, its former palaces and the royals who once lived in them. Stroll along the gardens and view what is known as the Historic Axis of Paris, and you'll see the Luxor Obelisk at the Place Concorde. It's a beautiful Parisian square now, but it was once called Place de Revolution, the scene of beheadings for Marie Antoinette and thousands of other aristocrats. Look farther and you can even glimpse the most famous arch of them all: the Arc de Triomphe. Continue with your guide towards the river Seine and see many famous sites, including the imposing Conciergerie, where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned before her execution. You'll return through the back entrance of the Louvre, passing gorgeous gilded gates to the rear courtyard and continue through the dark archway into the main courtyard once again. Here, the Cour Napoleon opens wide before you and you'll once again see the statue of Louis XIV on horseback. Your guide will make sure you have your timed entry ticket for the museum, and now you are ready to enter the Louvre for your self-guided visit with an appreciation for the historic context of the landmarks that surround it. Your guided portion will last 45 minutes. Then, either explore the Louvre Museum on your own with your skip-the-line entry ticket or select the option to enjoy a private tour of the Louvre. Once you leave your guide and enter the museum, your self-guided visit could last anywhere from 1-4 hours. And the memories will last a lifetime.

Paris: Notre Dame Quarter & St. Chapelle Kids & Family Tour

7. Paris: Notre Dame Quarter & St. Chapelle Kids & Family Tour

Start your tour in front of the fairytale Hotel de Ville, home to the Mayor of Paris. Cross over to the Ile de la Cité, and enjoy a walk along the riverbanks and through the charming flower market. Then it’s time to skip the often 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.  Your tour will 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. Learn of troubles and turmoil during the French Revolution and the stories of some of the famous residents of this infamous prison. See the oldest public clock in Paris, as your stroll continues through one of the prettiest squares in Paris to the oldest bridge in the city. Your final visit will be of the exterior of the spectacular 850-year-old gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame. Learn of the terrible fire in April 2019 that threatened to destroy this much-loved symbol of Paris, but more importantly of the talents and techniques of her medieval architects and builders, whose mastery ensured that she survived this drama and is still standing tall. Discover her fascinating past, and of course learn about the most famous resident, Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, and hear his colorful and thrilling story. See history unfold before you as she turns this new chapter and readies herself to face the future. Specially designed materials for children will be provided to ensure that younger members of the family are able to participate every step of the way. Your guides are all fully licensed and specialised in leading tours for groups of all ages. Spend a memorable afternoon in Paris and enjoy a visit through the captivating heart of the city.

Paris: City Walk and Louvre Museum Tour

8. Paris: City Walk and Louvre Museum Tour

Explore Paris on a private tour to ensure a highly personalized experience. Meet your guide outside the Cité Metro Station for the start of a pleasant walking tour of the “City of Lights.” The tour covers the most famous landmarks along the River Seine, such as the Gothic splendor of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Your guide will describe the origins of Paris at the Île de la Cité, including its art and culture through the centuries. Admire bridges over the Seine, and discover secret spots known only to the locals. Then, enter the Louvre, the ancient home of French monarchs and emperors. Once inside, your guide will take you to major artworks and hidden treasures. Learn about the museum’s architectural history and pre-museum life as a fortress and palace. By the end, you will have a greater understanding of how the “City of Lights” and its treasures earned their worldwide reputation.

Paris: City Tour with Louvre Tickets & Cider with a Crepe

9. Paris: City Tour with Louvre Tickets & Cider with a Crepe

Follow your guide to uncover the hidden parts of Paris that only the locals know on this walking tour. See city highlights like ‘Ile de la Cité’ island, Pompidou Center, and the Tuileries Gardens. Make the most of your time by skipping the line at the popular Louvre Museum.  Feel like a local as you stroll through picturesque neighborhoods like the beautiful Seine island of ‘Ile de la Cité.' Stop at Notre Dame to experience this jewel of French medieval architecture for yourself. Head to the Church of Sainte Chapelle to admire the stunning stained glass work. Take in the bohemian atmosphere as you cross the romantic Seine river. Get a taste of modern architecture at Pompidou Centre. Eat like a local at a creperie restaurant as you savor an authentic Parisian crêpe paired with cider. View the playful figures in the Stravinsky fountain as you eat. Walk through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens and marvel at the glamorous Garnier Opera House. Find out where Marie Antoinette was beheaded. No trip to Paris is complete without a trip to the Louvre Museum. Avoid wasting time in line at this popular attraction with your direct access tickets. Uncover facinating information about the artwork with an audio guide.

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What people are saying about Conciergerie

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4.6 / 5

based on 118 reviews

I booked this way as tickets were cancellable, whereas booking directly with the Louve you just have to forfeit the tickets if sick. The ticket worked well. A day before I got notifications both by WhatsApp and by email with information about entry, and the actual digital ticket. It was easy, Going to the Louvre early is a good idea. It was busy already st 10 am but crazily busy at 11.30 am. SO many people. The crowds are a bit much and this was mid October ( German school holidays). The boat trip was easy to find. It was well run. A bit of a boring mass trip, but the Seine is beautiful and it was nice to slow down and rest our weary feet. The commentary was in 4 different languages so just a few pieces of info at a few spots.

As advertised, there's still about 10-20 minutes wait to enter the Louvre even with the skip the line ticket. The river cruise has a longer wait time but it was worth it. It was convenient as we didn't have to schedule it, we just lined up when we had the time later in the evening. We did the night time cruise and watched the Eiffel Tower lights twinkle while on the boat, it was amazing. Make sure to bring a jacket/scarf if you want to ride on the upper deck during the night. We had great views but it got chilly.

Tickets arrived easily the day beforehand and we were able to get straight into the Louvre. You could spend all day there but we just stayed a few hours. The departure point for the cruise was easy to find and again smooth check in. We loved sitting and seeing the sights of Paris from the river. Good value for money and an easy process after booking.

Beautiful experience and a MUST see. Stairs are steep so make sure you wear secure and comfortable shoes! Lines are long so buy your skip the line ticket, you won’t be sorry. And, do make sure you stand in the correct line

Very convenient way to purchase tickets ahead of time and skip the lines. My son enjoyed it very much. I'm not a big museum enthusiast, so I enjoyed the river cruise more.