Visit the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie with a private guide on our Medieval Paris tour. Located in the historical heart of Paris on the Ile de la Cité and separated by the Palace of Justice, the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie were previously part of a large complex built by the French kings and called the Palais de la Cité. It makes sense to visit them together.
Let’s start our visit with the Sainte Chapelle world-famous for its 13th century stained-glass windows. During the tour you will not only admire them but also learn to read them like a book. Each window tells a story from the Bible, and these magnificent stained-glass windows of the Sainte Chapelle will hold no secrets for you. With the guide you will also learn the story of King Saint Louis who had acquired for Paris the precious relics of Christ’s Passion. The Sainte Chapelle was build to hold those relics as a jewel case made of stone and incredibly beautiful colorful windows.
The Conciergerie located just a few hundred meters away is the former residence of Kings of France, later transformed into a prison and the seat of the Revolutionary Tribunal. You will pass through its majestic Gothic rooms as well as the courtyard and prison cells. You will also visit Marie-Antoinette’s cell where the Queen spent last weeks before her execution.
This Medieval Paris tour is particularly recommended for those who are passionate about gothic art and history. Though the guided tour of the Saint Chapelle and the Conciergerie you will discover the history of Paris and France from the Middle-Ages to the French Revolution. If you don’t have enough time for a complete tour think about including at least the visit of the Saint Chapelle into your Paris private walking tour. The Sainte Chapelle is a real gothic jewel unique in Europe and not to be missed.
Outside the “Cite” metro station on line 4