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The Medieval Heart of Paris - History Walk (Small Group Tour) provided by Visit the Hidden Paris

The Medieval Heart of Paris - History Walk (Small Group Tour)

The Medieval Heart of Paris - History Walk (Small Group Tour)
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Last updated: Jul 6, 2021
A note from The Medieval Heart of Paris - History Walk (Small Group Tour)
Please note that the tour guide is fully vaccinated
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
The two islands sitting in the center of Paris are amongst the best preserved areas of the city and represent its historic heart.   Medieval palaces, Gothic cathedrals and of course Notre Dame, the city's oldest monument.  Walk with me through the historic heart of the city & discover vestiges of Paris from the Middle Ages, the hidden treasures of these two beautiful neighbourhoods.  A trained historian, I provide commentary & explanations that will provide the historic & architectural context of the buildings we will visit.  More than a stroll through Paris, this is a lesson in the history of the city's foundation !
Know before you go
  • Duration: 120-150 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 120-150 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 71076P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • A tablet is used by the guide to present photo & video documentation of the historical context • Entry/Admission - Pont-Neuf • Entry/Admission - Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Exclusions
Entrance fees (€17/adult) • Food and drinks • Transportation to/from attractions & the hotel not included • Entry/Admission - Conciergerie • Entry/Admission - Sainte-Chapelle
Duration
120–150 minutes
Departure details
15 Pl. du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France The Meeting point is on the Pont Neuf bridge, in front of the statue of King Henry IV seated on his horse. The statue is just across the street from 15 Place du Pont Neuf.
1 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île, 75004 Paris, France On the island known as the Ile St Louis
Inclusions
Local guide • A tablet is used by the guide to present photo & video documentation of the historical context • Entry/Admission - Pont-Neuf • Entry/Admission - Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Exclusions
Entrance fees (€17/adult) • Food and drinks • Transportation to/from attractions & the hotel not included • Entry/Admission - Conciergerie • Entry/Admission - Sainte-Chapelle
Departure details
15 Pl. du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France The Meeting point is on the Pont Neuf bridge, in front of the statue of King Henry IV seated on his horse. The statue is just across the street from 15 Place du Pont Neuf.
1 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île, 75004 Paris, France On the island known as the Ile St Louis
Duration
120–150 minutes
Return details
1 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île, 75004 Paris, France On the island known as the Ile St Louis
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
The walk lasts roughly 2 to 2.5 hours - but is not strenuous. Comfortable walking shoes, bottled water & an umbrella are recommended.
Entry costs to monuments not included
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Please note that I an entirely vaccinated
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    15 Pl. du Pont Neuf
    15 Pl. du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France
    The Meeting point is on the Pont Neuf bridge, in front of the statue of King Henry IV seated on his horse. The statue is just across the street from 15 Place du Pont Neuf.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Pont-Neuf
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Conciergerie
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Sainte-Chapelle
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    1 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île
    1 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île, 75004 Paris, France
    On the island known as the Ile St Louis
    See address & details
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Allison I
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A Deep Dive into the Heart of Paris
Jul 2019 • Couples
My husband and I spent several days with Ellen on our recent trip to Paris. If you are looking to take a deep dive into the neighborhoods of Paris, Ellen is the guide for you! Ellen is excellent at tailoring a special tour just for you. She provides great context for everything she shows you, complete with photos and images that she brings along.

Ellen walked with us through the Medieval Heart of Paris (Ile de la Cite and Ile St. Louis), the Palais Royal District, Montmartre (where the Impressionist Painters lived and worked), Marais and Montorgueil. For each segment of the tour, we learned about Paris’ early inhabitants, it’s architectural evolutions, and political revolutions.

Ellen provided other wonderful services; such as:
• Ellen took us to the Musee d’Orsay to see the works of the Impressionist artists we had just studied in the Montmartre district.
• A special shopping tour in the Marais.
• Ellen made restaurant recommendations and then secured our reservations.
• Ellen helped to secure our tour of the Louvre.

We have had several tour guides throughout our travels – Ellen will go above and beyond your expectations!
Written July 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

scp5421
Denver, CO116 contributions
The perfect tour!
Dec 2018 • Solo
I joined Ellen for the Medieval Paris tour and had a wonderful time. This is a great tour if you're short on time in Paris, or just want to learn more about medieval history. We visited Pont Neuf, Isle de la Cite, the Conciergerie, Saint Chapelle, Notre Dame, and Isle Saint Louis.

Ellen really knows her history, and made seeing familiar places seem like the first time. She also introduced me to new places I'd never visited, and pointed out things I wouldn't have noticed on my own. I highly recommend booking a tour with Ellen while you're in Paris!
Written December 17, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
esl1067
Many thanks !
Written March 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maninder S
Letchworth, UK82 contributions
A Great Private Tour by Ellen
Sep 2018 • Family
I visited Paris recently with family. I am pleased we chose to do Ellen's private guided tour. All of us enjoyed it a lot. Ellen didn't rushed the tour, she even did more time than she said on tour details. She made sure my son (8 years old) is also involved in the tour and kept interacting with him and asking him some interesting questions to keep his interest.

We loved everywhere Ellen took us. With our limited knowledge about Christian history, she made sure to make things bit easy for us to understand. It was very informative trip for us. All of us loved it.

It was the best thing we did in Paris and we will always remember Ellen for this memory. Plus you are here dealing with single person not a big tour company, so you will get very personal experience .

I will highly recommend tours done by Ellen and may do another of her tour's when I am next in Paris.
Written September 6, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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