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Conciergerie

2 Boulevard du Palais - Île de la Cité, Paris, France

The Basics

Built on the site of a medieval convent and the former headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition, today Plaza Mayor is all about leisure. After strolling around or browsing market stalls, people-watch over a coffee or sangria as you admire the elegant ocher-coloured townhouses and colonnades that line the square.

Taking a tour offers the advantage of a guide’s commentary and directions around Palma’s maze-like Old Town. Time-crunched travelers can choose private or group walks that focus on Plaza Mayor and other essential landmarks like Palma Cathedral, while foodies can pair guided walks with a traditional Mallorcan meal or tapas. The square also features on combo tours that include sightseeing plus a Bay of Palma cruise.

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Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
$85.95 per adult
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Perfect Tour!
Best tour we have ever taken! Maurizio was incredibly kind, enthusiastic, and generous with his time and energy. He was also very knowledgeable and easy to engage.. We definitely plan to arrange more tours with Maurizio in the future. A thousand thanks!
Ben_I, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

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Fantastic
Giovanna_S, Feb 2020
Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
Fabulous private tour with Bonaparte Tours. Maurizio was super knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He told us memorable anecdotes and brought history alive. He also added a unexpectedstint into the Conciergerie. Bonaparte tours have been amazing.
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Sainte-Chapelle
Cindy_J, Feb 2020
Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
I highly recommend the guided tour. Our guide brought to life the rich history of Notre Dame and Sainte-Chapelle. His enthusiasm was contagious.
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Treasures of Paris
Terry I, Aug 2019
Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
We had a wonderful, personal experience seeing the history of Notre Dame, the Conciergerie and Sainte Chapelle. We really enjoyed the history of the Conciergerie. It makes us want to read more about this time. Since it was just us and our guide we could ask so many questions. It was a great morning full of history and fun.
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Tour by the Seine
Dennis_P, Sep 2019
Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
The tour was excellent. We really enjoyed our tour guide Mauricio who did a great job. I was concerned that the tour would not be great because of the Notre Dame fire. However, Mauricio toured us around the cathedral and told us what happened and what the current status was on the reconstruction. He also gave us a lot of information about the cathedral. The tour of St. Chapelle was also excellent.
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Best part of out trip!
Christine H, Aug 2019
Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
This was the best part of our trip! Our Guide went out of his way to find us when the area was closed down for an special event. It was a immersion of beautiful places, humor and amazing history!! I think our Guide has history running through his veins.
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Best tour guide!
Kristine_K, Jun 2019
Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
Mauricio was such a great guide. I wish he had been our guide for all or sightseeing in Paris. Tops!
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Excellent
eleonoras2001, Oct 2018
Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
excellent tour, great tour guide, very informative, really enjoyed it, definitely recommend Eleonora from USA
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Conciergerie, Saint-Chapelle, Notre Dame Tour
villagekidds, Jun 2018
Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
Napoleone tour was perfect. We learned so much and the historical information shared was in depth and well presented. Napoleone Tour guide was outstanding.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Plaza Mayor is ideal for travelers wanting to shop, dine, and relax in Palma’s Old Town.

  • The square is stroller and wheelchair friendly, with an elevator leading from an underground car park below.

  • Restaurants on the side streets surrounding the plaza are generally lower priced and less touristy.

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How to Get There

Midway between the Palma Cathedral and Parc de ses Estacions, the plaza is easy to reach on foot and public transport. The surrounding traffic-free lanes make walking there easy, and city buses and Palma hop-on hop-off bus hop tours pull up nearby. Drivers can also park in the paid underground parking lot directly beneath the square.

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When to Get There

The plaza really comes to life in summer, when cafe tables spill outdoors and local artists and street entertainers ply their crafts. A market fills the square each morning except on Sundays and Wednesdays, while free concerts beneath illuminated colonnades are offered on select evenings.

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Sights Near Plaza Mayor

There’s plenty of history to absorb around Plaza Mayor. Head to its western end to imagine the “Black House”— the long-gone building that was the base of the Spanish Inquisition’s dreaded persecutions between the 15th and 18th centuries. Walk southward from the square to see Saint Eulalia Church, one of the oldest in Palma and known for its stunning rose window and roof terrace with stellar city views.

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