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

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

2. 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: Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise, and Louvre Tour

3. Paris: Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise, and Louvre Tour

See all the world-renowned highlights of Paris in just one day. Take an elevator ride up the Eiffel Tower, join a scenic Seine cruise, pass by the Notre Dame Cathedral, and add an optional visit to the Louvre Pyramid on this guided tour of the city. Meet your local guide near the Eiffel Tower - be the first in line, avoid the crowds, and appreciate the amazing views of Paris from the 2nd or top floor (depending on the option you choose). Learn everything you need to know about the construction of the tower and the life of Gustave Eiffel. In the late morning, continue your tour with a boat ride on the Seine River to discover Paris and its waterfront landmarks such as the Orsay museum, the Louvre Museum, the Conciergerie, the Alexandre III Bridge, and the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. Then, get the train to the Louvre Museum and experience the atmosphere of Paris like a local, but also hear the most interesting facts about the train system and walk along the Seine River with your guide until you reach the world's largest museum, the Louvre. Listen to your guide give important information about its history and decide how to best enjoy your time inside. Most notably, see the Mona Lisa in person and explore the Italian and French painting departments or the antique Egyptian and Greek departments.

Paris: Sainte-Chapelle Skip-The-Line Ticket and River Cruise

4. Paris: Sainte-Chapelle Skip-The-Line Ticket and River Cruise

Spend less time in queues and more time admiring the finest collection of stained glass in Sainte-Chapelle. Get a booklet for a self-guided tour and see the windows that make Sainte-Chapelle the gem of French Gothic monuments. Go on a self-guided tour and marvel at the beauty of the Sainte-Chapelle, a Gothic-style royal chapel within the medieval Palais de la Cité. Marvel at the 1,113 stained glass windows in the monument and find out its great history. Decorated with a unique collection of 15 glass panels and a rose window, this jewel of shining Gothic architecture lies at the heart of the royal residence. Step inside for a closer look at this rich decoration. Besides exceptional stained glass windows, Sainte-Chapelle houses Christian artifacts of the Passion of Christ including the Crown of Thorns, a piece of the True Cross, and the holy face of Edessa. Learn how the possession of these sacred relics made the French monarchs head of western Christianity.

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: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

6. Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

Discover Paris highlights like a local on an e-bike tour. Peddle through the charming streets with the help of a motor. Have the use of a raincoat, so you can enjoy the city in any weather. Take a family-friendly route that is mostly on bike paths and sidewalks.  Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Test drive your bike to ensure that you are comfortable handling an electric bike. Set off on an adventure as you ride to the iconic Louvre Palace.  Wave to the Mona Lisa as you pass the Louvre Muséum and the Carrousel shopping center. Enjoy the greenery in the Tuileries Gardens and watch the ships pass by the docks. Admire the oldest bridge in the city at Pont Neuf.  Travel to Cité Island to view the stunning Cité Palace. View the Gothic architecture of Saint Chapelle and the rose window of the Notre dame Cathédral. Venture to the Institute of France and see the love locks on the Arts Bridge.  Go by the Orsay Muséum which was once a train station before passing the Orsay Docks. Get up close to the Eiffel Tower and marvel at the view of it from across the Trocadero Gardens.  Feel the immensity of the Chaillot Palace as you see both wings. Get a taste of modern art as you pass by Tokyo Palace. Be tickled by the contrast between the Great and small palace.  Experience the connection between the US and France at the Liberty Flame in Lady Diana square. Ride by the arched Alexandre III bridge and appreciate the use of space in the Vendôme and Concorde square. Finish your tour where you began.

Paris: Discovery Hop-On Hop-Off and Paris by Night Tour

7. Paris: Discovery Hop-On Hop-Off and Paris by Night Tour

Discover the famous landmarks of Paris by day on a hop-on hop-off tour or illuminated at night on an open-top bus tour. See the city’s most famous monuments and buildings from great vantage points and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide.  During the day, enjoy the largest network of hop-on-hop-off routes in Paris to visit the City of Light, its monuments, and neighborhoods at your own pace.  Use each and every stop to visit historical sites such as Opera, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, Orsay Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and many more. Enjoy the flexibility to get off at any time and walk the most charming neighborhoods in Paris the bohemian Montmartre, the buzzing Latin Quarter, the trendy Marais, or the peaceful Ile de Saint Louis. By night, experience a unique 2-hour tour that will take you past the top landmarks brilliantly illuminated at night. Enjoy breath-taking views of The City of Light in all its splendor from the top deck of our buses. In both day and night tours, listen to the audio commentary specially designed for our routes available in 5 languages. If you are traveling with children, the fun commentary designed just for kids will entertain them throughout the route.

Paris Passlib: Official City Pass - Museums, Cruises, & More

8. Paris Passlib: Official City Pass - Museums, Cruises, & More

Book your official city pass and enjoy Paris’ top museums, attractions, tours, and more, all in one pass. Using the pass' mobile app, simply choose the attractions or activities that interest you and build your own sightseeing program in Paris. This ultimate city pass opens doors to the major museums and monuments in Paris and Ile-de-France. See the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck or the Eiffel Tower, join a cheese and wine tasting, or enjoy a street art guided tour — the choice is wide. After booking your pass online, receive your QR code and download the customized mobile pass app (download instructions found on your confirmation voucher). Starting from the first activity used, you’ll have one year to take advantage of all the activities and attractions included. Choose 3 activities from the following: • River cruise with Bateaux Parisiens • River cruise with les Vedettes de Paris Entrance • Monnaie de Paris entry • Rodin Museum entry • Quai Branly Museum - Jacques Chirac entry• The Centre Pompidou entry • Panthéon entry• Conciergerie entry • Sainte-Chapelle entry • Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis • Entrance château de Rambouillet entry • Château de Vincennes entry• Louvre Museum entry• Orsay Museum entry• Orangerie Museum entry• Grévin Paris entry• Eiffel Tower entry (2nd floor) • Paris Montparnasse entry• Top of the City Discover Paris by Night with Tootbus • Tea Time Marie-Antoinette 1789 • Tea Time Napoléon 1812 • 1 Fly Over Paris experience with FlyView (3 choices)• Fashion show experience at the Galeries Lafayette • 1-day city bike rental• Half-day e-bike rental• Guided district tour (choice of 6 tours and 3 audio-guided tours)

Paris: Best Churches in the City Private Walking Tour

9. Paris: Best Churches in the City Private Walking Tour

The churches and cathedrals of Paris Old Town are prime examples of Parisian architecture and art. They are also a witness to the complex history of religion in France, from the fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution and its aftermath. Discover the most important sacred monuments of the City of Lights with a 5-Star Expert Guide. The 2,5-hour tour includes sightseeing in Paris’s Old Town and a visit to 2 churches. The tour begins with a visit to Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, a stunning 12th-century Gothic church located directly across from the Louver Palace. Step inside to admire stained glass, stone sculptures, a Flemish altarpiece and a unique ""churchwarden's pew"". As you explore the church interiors, your Local Guide will entertain you with historical facts and myths about religion in France, including the historic relationship between the King of France and the Pope as well as the reasons for the later separation of the Catholic Church and the State. Take a walk down the picturesque Seine River to see the Saint-Jacques Tower, which is the only remaining part of a 16th-century church that was destroyed during the French Revolution. Head to the Ile de la Cité island and see one of the city’s most prominent icons - the Notre Dame Cathedral. Although the cathedral has been closed since the 2019 fire, you can still admire some of the stunning details of its Gothic exterior. Another amazing church on this route will be Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Originally founded in 506, this historic abbey was the center of intellectual life before the French Revolution. Inside this colorful Gothic church you will find tombs of Rene Descartes, Merovingian kings and other notable figures. Choose the 3,5-hour option to visit one more sacred landmark of Paris, the Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel). This extended tour includes skip-the-line tickets to a royal chapel within the medieval Palais de la Cité, a former residence of the Kings of France. Bypass the crowds and enter a small but richly decorated chapel, which is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. Admire its stunning interiors and learn about the royal chapel’s important role in the political and cultural ambitions of King Louis IX and his successors.

Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise & Skip-the-Line Sainte Chapelle

10. Île de la Cité, Seine Cruise & Skip-the-Line Sainte Chapelle

This in-depth exploration of the histories, myths, legends, and lore hidden behind the stones of Paris’ most interesting neighborhood takes you to the historic Île de la Cité in the heart of the city. From the gothic splendor of the bell towers of Notre Dame that inspired Victor Hugo to create his hunchback bell-ringer, to the tranquil, leafy Place Dauphine that offers breathing space and calm for its residents, you’ll see Paris from several entirely different perspectives, and discover exactly what makes it such a special place. Your day starts with a stroll along the banks of the Seine, where you’ll hear all about the hidden history of this intriguing city, taking in its romantic sights along the way. As you approach the iconic Notre Dame, your guide will take you back in time hundreds of years to when the mighty cathedral (the distance from which all points in France are measured) was first built and Paris looked very different than it does today. You’ll be taken as close to the majestic landmark as the ongoing restoration will permit you to give you the best views possible. After crossing the river into the historic Latin Quarter, you’ll stroll down meandering, cobbled, streets where you'll hear the stories and learn of the characters - poets, philosophers, artists - that made Paris the City of Light. Following this, it's time for a short wander through the street of Île Saint-Louis, where you'll get a stunning view of your next stop. You’ll head to the city’s most beautiful chapel - Sainte Chapelle. This royal chapel was originally built to house relics and today it’s still one of the most jaw-dropping rooms in Paris. It’s also one of the city’s most popular attractions. Luckily, you’ll have skip-the-line tickets, so you can spend more time enjoying the chapel and less waiting around! The guided part of your tour ends here but your guide will leave you with a special treat - a river cruise along the Seine where you can experience and view Paris and it’s many magnificent buildings from a new vantage point. The cruise will last one hour and has also a live guide on board. Sites Visited: Notre Dame Cathedral (exterior) Île de la Cité Sainte Chapelle River Seine Place Dauphine Latin Quarter Île Saint-Louis

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What people are saying about Sainte-Chapelle

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Sainte- Chapelle & Conciergerie are great experiences to add to your to do list in Paris. It was an great experience. The stairs of Sainte- Chapelle are very narrow. It is quite a challenge when traveling with kids thru those narrow stairs. I bought a bottle of wine at the Conciergerie and took it to Sainte- Chapelle. All visitors are subject to be x-rayed their belongs. The security almost refused my entry because of the bottle. It is a little bit awkward because I had to show the security the receipt that I bought the bottle at the store at the Conciergerie. Even then they almost refused me entry. Luckily there was a lady who spoke English and I asked her why would they let the Conciergerie sell bottles of wine while you cannot take them with you in the Sainte- Chapelle. She understood my point of view and let me in with the bottle.

there was a queue outside for sainte chapelle for those with ticket reservations online. at the conciergerie, we just went inside as there was no line. you just need to show your qr code fr gyg site then you're good to go. sainte chapelle is really very pretty inside. but there's not much to look at at the conciergerie though

Absolutely fantastic tour. Second time I’ve done this and guides so knowledgeable and organised honestly the best way to see Paris and major sights, bonus that the guides take all your pictures and send them can’t recommend this company enough

The Eiffel Tower was an impressive sight! We really enjoyed the tour. It was a dream come true for all of us!

Lovely! A beautiful gothic Chappel. Like a piece of jewelry.