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Île de la Cité Tours and Activities

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Îlede la Cité shares the Seine River with its upstream neighbor, ÎleSaint-Louis, right in the middle of Paris's city center. The westernmost end of the island is mostly residential with a small park at the tip, while the eastern end gives visitors the best view of the flying buttresses of Notre-Dame Cathedral. The Palais de Justice is also housed on the island, which has the Sainte-Chapelle inside, a tiny jewel box of almost kaleidoscopic color thanks to its wonderful stained glass.

Archaeologists found evidence of habitation on this island by the Romans, as early as the first century BC. But the early 17th century was when the island came into its own, after the construction of the Pont Neuf that spans the river and intersects with the western end.

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Paris by Night City of Lights Sightseeing Guided Bike Tour

Paris by Night City of Lights Sightseeing Guided Bike Tour

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Pedal through the City of Light on an evening bike tour. Follow your guide past Paris' top attractions, such as the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the famous Berthillon ice cream shop, and listen to commentary along the way. After a relaxing ride through the illuminated city, top off your tour with a cruise along the Seine paired with a glass of wine.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.11
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$54.11
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Paris in One Day : Eiffel Tower with Summit, Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

Paris in One Day : Eiffel Tower with Summit, Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

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Hit all the Paris highlights, starting with a guided tour of the Eiffel Tower including standard access to the tower's summit. Follow up with a narrated cruise along the Seine River, a tour of Ile de la Cité home to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and a guided walk through the Louvre Museum. Enjoy skip-the-line access so you can bypass the Louvre's outdoor crowds and tour the artworks with your guide. 
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$244.72
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$244.72
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Eiffel Tower Access with Seine River Dinner Cruise & Moulin Rouge Show

Eiffel Tower Access with Seine River Dinner Cruise & Moulin Rouge Show

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Soak in the splendor of Paris in one unforgettable night that includes fine-dining, sightseeing, and a flamboyant cancan show. Choose between dining at the Eiffel Tower and a sightseeing river cruise, or combine the experience with a spectacular dinner cruise along the Seine. Top your evening off by sipping Champagne and enjoying a show at the legendary Moulin Rouge.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$391.42
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$391.42
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Paris Sightseeing Family Friendly Guided Electric Bike Tour

Paris Sightseeing Family Friendly Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Save your energy for sightseeing with this tour of Paris by electronic bike. After a short briefing, you’ll pedal along the bike lanes and sidewalks of the French capital, with the e-bike’s motor propelling you along when you need a little help. The route takes in sights of the standout Paris attractions such as the Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower, and you’ll learn about each landmark from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.65
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Paris in One Day, Louvre & Eiffel Tower Guided Tour, Seine Cruise

Paris in One Day, Louvre & Eiffel Tower Guided Tour, Seine Cruise

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See the French capital with a guide on a half- or full-day tour of Paris, ideal for travelers short on time. Head inside the Louvre Museum to see artwork by Leonardo Da Vinci and tour Île de la Cité. Immerse yourself in the culture and architecture of the city as you travel along the banks of the Seine River to the iconic Eiffel Tower, and enjoy lunch on the terrace of a yacht facing the famous tower.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$201.36
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See 30 Plus Top Paris Sights with a Fun Guide

See 30 Plus Top Paris Sights with a Fun Guide

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Leave your map behind and follow me, your English showman, who will take you on exploration of 30+ top Paris’ sights. You will hear about and possibly meet some the legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Included in the tour, we will take in the incredible Eiffel Tower, a lively stroll through old Montmartre where Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso once lived, then upwards to the Sacre-Coeur for the best panoramic view of the City of Light. The show continues down with a view of the Champs élysées and the majestic Arc de Triomphe and not forgetting the Moulin Rouge we will experience a beautiful slice of French culture in the latin quater where you can pick up a snack (not included) from a nearby street market filled with patisseries. After that it's back on the trail. The English have over a 1000 years of experience in annoying the French, so I will be able to give you my personal insight on how to avoid certain embarrassing mis-understandings. Making this a super original experience.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.48
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$77.48
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Paris Sightseeing, Marais and Secrets Bike Tour

Paris Sightseeing, Marais and Secrets Bike Tour

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Explore hidden corners of the French capital in style on this 3-hour Marais bike tour in Paris. Hop onto your bicycle at the Pompidou Centre in central Paris and spin through the pretty streets with a guide. Head through bustling Beaubourg to the stylish Marais district and discover famous local landmarks including the iconic Place des Vosges. Explore St Paul and Île de la Cité — a natural island on the Seine River — and admire fine views over top attractions such as the Louvre Museum.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.27
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Best Visit of Paris: Half Day tour in Vintage Sidecar Motorcycle Ural

Best Visit of Paris: Half Day tour in Vintage Sidecar Motorcycle Ural

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Explore Paris in style as a passenger in a vintage sidecar on this guided half-day tour. Your driver takes you through vibrant neighborhoods that are difficult to access by car or bus, riding through parts of the City of Light that most visitors miss. Customize your tour to seek out famous landmarks, the best views in Paris, great photo ops, or cafes and bars with delicious foods and drinks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$230.57
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Paris 3-hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

Paris 3-hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

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Spin from Notre Dame Cathedral to the Eiffel Tower on this 3-hour sightseeing bike tour in Paris. Hop onto your bicycle at the Pompidou Centre in central Paris and take to the streets with a guide. Head out along the banks of the Seine River, then cross Notre-Dame Bridge onto the Île de la Cité as a guide sheds light on Paris’ colorful past. Take in top landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and stop along the way to capture the city on camera.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.27
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Paris in a Day: Montmartre, Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise & Optional Louvre

Paris in a Day: Montmartre, Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise & Optional Louvre

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See many noteworthy sights of Paris in one day, including skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum (if option selected). With a guide, tour Montmartre and the Latin Quarter. At the Eiffel Tower, head up to the second level for views of the city. A ticket for a Seine River cruise is also included on this small-group sightseeing tour of Paris.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$202.91
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Paris Private Tour in Classic French Citroën

Paris Private Tour in Classic French Citroën

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Put a twist on the typical Paris sightseeing tour with a private drive around the city in a Citroën Traction—a classic French car. Inside the open-top vehicle with a retractable roof, drive through neighborhoods like Montmartre and the Latin Quarter and pass by major sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and the Moulin Rouge. Learn about the city from a guide as you go. Up to four people can fit in one car.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.53
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Full Day Tour on Vintage Sidecar: Best Visit of Paris & Versailles

Full Day Tour on Vintage Sidecar: Best Visit of Paris & Versailles

With so many fantastic attractions just a stone's throw from Paris, no trip to the City of Lights is complete without exploring the greater Paris area. So don't settle for a typical sightseeing tour when you can try this private excursion, where you sightsee outside of Paris, riding on a vintage motorcycle sidecar. Let your guide whisk you to top city sights sights—like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe—and scenic locations near Paris, including Versailles, and Giverny.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$436.77
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Notre Dame Island with Medieval History of Paris Guided Tour - 15 People Max

Notre Dame Island with Medieval History of Paris Guided Tour - 15 People Max

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Discover the 'City of Light' on a small-group walking tour. With a guide, learn the riveting history of the Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame de Paris throughout the ages. Get expert insight into the cathedral's somber accents and learn how these medieval structures have survived over the years.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Sports, fun and educational discovery of Paris

Sports, fun and educational discovery of Paris

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Combine your workout with sightseeing on this private running tour of Paris. As you burn some energy hitting the sidewalks of Paris along your customized route, your guide will provide enlightening information about the city and make stops at such landmarks as the Place de la Concorde, Musee d'Orsay, and the Domaine National du Palais-Royal.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.24
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Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends Night Walking Tour of Paris

Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends Night Walking Tour of Paris

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Challenge your romantic illusions of Paris on a terrifying tour of the city’s most sinister spots. Delve into the eerie mysteries of the City of Light, strolling the serpentine streets in search of spectres and spooks; stray from the beaten path with a masterful story teller, discovering unfamiliar facts about the captivating capital as you venture to sites of reputed haunting. Gain fascinating insight into the horrible history of the city when you visit mystery-shrouded sites like the Place de la Vert Gallant and the Palais du Justice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.36
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$23.36
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Paris Food & Drink Tour Of Saint-Germain

Lonely Planet Experiences: Paris Food & Drink Tour Of Saint-Germain

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Stroll through Paris’ Bohemian past with this guided walking tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. Explore these neighborhoods known as havens for the city’s intellectuals and artists, and stop in at a local café to enjoy a savory charcuterie platter. Visit the oldest park in Paris and try your hand at the beloved French ballgame pétanque. See the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral and browse the shelves at the city’s first English bookstore. Numbers are limited to 12 for a personalized small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.65
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Paris Medieval Private Tour: Ile de la Cité, Sainte Chapelle & Conciergerie

Paris Medieval Private Tour: Ile de la Cité, Sainte Chapelle & Conciergerie

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Experience the beauty and history of one of the River Seine's last two natural islands—Ile de la Cité—on a private 3-hour walking tour with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral. Admire the stunning gothic architecture of this centuries-old church, see its iconic gargoyles and step inside to view its towering vaulted ceilings and learn about its legendary bell ringer from your art historian guide. Then enjoy exclusive skip-the-line access into Sainte-Chapelle—known for its incredible stained glass windows—and the Conciergerie, a once-torturous prison where Marie Antoinette served time. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$233.03
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$233.03
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Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Visit the Ile de la Cité and the Latin Quarter with a local guide on a 2.5-hour, small-group walking tour that explores one of Paris’ oldest and most atmospheric neighborhoods. Trace Parisian history from ancient Roman ruins to the romance of the ‘Lost Generation,’ while following cobblestone streets past some of the city’s key landmarks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.94
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2 Days in Paris with a Friendly Local Guide

2 Days in Paris with a Friendly Local Guide

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UNESCO–listed Paris is considered among the world’s must-see destinations, but exploring as a tourist can leave you feeling detached from true city life. On this tour, begin with pickup at your hotel and see Paris through the eyes of your local guide. Hit top attractions like the Eiffel Tower, step off the tourist trail, and feel free to customize your route—with expert tips on exploring Paris independently afterward.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$443.09
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3 days in Paris with a Private Guide

3 days in Paris with a Private Guide

UNESCO–listed Paris is widely considered among the world’s must-see cities, but navigating by map to explore independently cuts into valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, leave the map in your hotel and explore Paris with your private guide to lead the way. Customize your itinerary to hit top attractions like the Eiffel Tower, or step off the tourist trail to corners of the city many visitors miss.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$612.47
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Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Tick off some of Paris’ most iconic attractions, at your own pace, on this private walking tour of the City of Lights. Alongside your personal guide, you’ll head to one of Paris’ oldest districts, Île de la Cité, and explore the pristine Tuileries Gardens. Visit Place de la Concorde, home to the world’s first guillotine, admire the grandeur of Fontaine Saint-Michel, and delve into Paris’ turbulent history as you amble along the Champs Elysees, the world-famous boulevard that flanks the River Seine. 
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.94
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Eiffel Tower Audio Guided Visit With Priority Access, Optional Cruise

Eiffel Tower Audio Guided Visit With Priority Access, Optional Cruise

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On this self-guided, skip-the-line tour of the Eiffel Tower, you'll get fast-track entry to the world-renowned Parisian landmark. Breeze past the entrance crowds and head right to the 2nd level for panoramic views over the City of Light. Mobile-based audio guides are available in 10 different languages so you'll be able to explore at your own pace.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.25
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$56.25
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Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison

Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison

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The Parisian district of Ile de la Cité is packed with standout sights—and surrounded by the picturesque waters of the Seine. Cover the highlights of the stunning, history-filled island during an enriching guided visit. See the Conciergerie, where Marie-Antoinette was once imprisoned, and walk by the remains of the Notre Dame Cathedral (closed during reconstruction). The tour includes skip-the-line admission to the famous stained glass windows of Saint Chapelle.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.57
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$68.57
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Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Known as the famous Left Bank gathering place of artists and intellectuals, Paris’ Latin Quarter buzzes with the rich legacy of luminaries like Hemingway, Descartes, and Dalí. Explore its bohemian past and hidden corners on a private, 2-hour walking tour led by a local guide. Trace the area’s history beginning with medieval times, and stroll past highlights like the Sorbonne, Pantheon, Shakespeare & Co. bookstore, and shooting locations from Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris.’
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.94
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Île de la Cité can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 63 Île de la Cité tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Île de la Cité costs USD 18.45. Guided Île de la Cité tours start around USD 18.45 per person. See all 63 Île de la Cité tickets and tours on Viator.
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