The tour will highlight Gothic architecture and history around Paris’s oldest neighborhood. This is a unique opportunity to skip the lines and enter the first palace of the French kings. With the country’s oldest clock tower (1370) at the corner, the first floor has long been housing France’s most prestigious justice Palace. One of the main Tribunal chamber used to be King Saint Louis’s bedroom and was later used for the trial of Queen Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution! The tribunal offers a unique vantage point over the Sainte Chapelle. Built in 1245 in just 6 years to house the most holy relics in the Christian world, it is one of the most refined examples of Gothic architecture pieces. A short stroll away is Notre Dame Cathedral, closed since the fire in April 2019. We’ll go around the 13th century building, detailing the famous facade but also the special Gothic elements on the sides and at the back. Crossing the river to the left bank, we’ll uncover more places of interest, such as Paris’s oldest tree, a pub located in a medieval prison, a church showing the evolution in Gothic styles over 3 centuries and more..! The tour ends in one of Paris’s oldest cabarets, fitted with amazing vaulted Gothic cellars, for a special drink together.
It has been 10 years that I am an expert guide in Paris. I have founded Interkultur, an agency specialized in history, architecture, art and French society. I have studied history and architecture and I have been fascinated by Gothic architecture style. I always try to give to people an inspiring adventure sharing stories about the Middle age, Famous Parisian sights and monuments. Other qualified guides, such as Ivan or Marie, can run this tour from time to time.
The tour will end in a café where a drink is offered: beer, wine or any non alcohoolic drink.
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The itinerary will highlight all the architectural jewels related to the gothic period (12 to 15th century), both civil and religious, around Notre Dame Cathedral. We'll see the Cathedral, old houses and the Sainte Chapelle from outside, then wil visit the justice palace as well as another church, and will stroll through a medieval neighborhood before taking a last drink in a special Gothic place.
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