Well done to this guide. Very knowledgeable. Be prepared to walk. Also please meet your guide as per the instructions. Do not go to the cathedral first (pointless)
Explore the Cathedral of Notre Dame without missing out on its history—or waiting in a line to visit its bell towers—with this guided tour. A guide delves into the 12th-century cathedral’s past as you explore the inside with your group. If you choose the bell tower ticket, you can bypass the often hours-long wait. A choice of departure times and a private tour upgrade let you further tailor the trip.
Book your tour option and meet your guide on the Ile de la Cité, a natural island in the River Seine in central Paris.
Don the audio headsets to hear your guide and explore the small island and uncover its history. Then, enter Notre-Dame Cathedral, built starting in 1160 by the Bishop of Paris and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Wander through the vast interior, admiring stained glass windows and ornate stonework as your guide shares tales of its turbulent past. Learn how the cathedral survived violent episodes such as the 16th-century Huguenot riots, French Revolution, and bullets of World War II.
Next, if you selected the bell tower option at checkout, bypass the often 2-hour wait lines for the Notre Dame bell towers, and climb the 387 stone steps. At the top, gaze over the gargoyles to admire the panoramic Paris views. Your experience finishes when you descend.
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We had Anastasia as a tour guide and she did a fantastic job! The day after Notre Dame tour we had her for the Louvre tour and again-fantastic. For the tours she had a wireless microphone and each participant received new earbuds and a radio...More
READ THE FINE PRINT. This is not a skip the line tour, and it does not include the bell tower. However, do not go to Paris without touring Notre Dame Cathedral. Our guide Anastasia was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and very friendly. The walk from the...More
The history of Notre Dame is long and convoluted, so having the expertise of a guide is helpful. Our guide, Avi, provided lots of insight and information. Looking at the paintings and sculptures is more interesting when you have insight into it's origin and meaning....More
I enjoyed learning a bit more during this visit to Notre Dame and I highly recommend the bell tower option. There were over 400 stairs, which was a little tough for me, but the views were amazing. I wish I could remember the name of...More