Paris, France

Ile de la Cité and the History of Paris

Ile de la Cité and the History of Paris

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13 tour stops




34 s

The Parvis of Notre Dame

The Celtic Parisii arrived on Ile de la Cité around 2300 years ago.

6 min

Saint Denis

Saint Denis left behind him the foundations of Parisian Christianity.

3 min

The Façade of Notre-Dame

The project of Notre-Dame began in 1160 and lasted for more than 150 years.

5 min

The Apse of Notre-Dame

The apse of Notre-Dame Cathedral was completed during the 13th century.

4 min

Abelard and the University

9, quai aux Fleurs is where the professor Abelard met his true love Héloïse.

5 min

The Former Palais-Royal

The Conciergerie we see today is what is left from the former Palais Royal.

7 min


Louis IX had the Sainte-Chapelle built to house the relics of the Passion.

5 min

The Statue of Henry IV

The equestrian statue of Henry IV has been reigning over Pont Neuf since 1614.

4 min

Place Dauphine

Place Dauphine, like Place des Vosges, is a work of Henry IV.

5 min

Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf dates back to Henry IV and is the oldest bridge in Paris.

4 min

Square du Vert Galant

From this point you have a view of some of the most beautiful buildings in Paris

4 min

Place Louis Lepine

This Place symbolizes the great upheavals of Paris in the 19th century.

7 min


This tour will take you across major moments in the history of Paris, from its early beginnings to the 19th century. Refuge for the first inhabitants of Paris, Ile de la Cité is a unique patchwork of the great epochs that changed Parisian history.

Voice by Anna Wu-Chauvineau

Itinerary 3.3 km / 2:30

Offline map included

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