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Notre Dame Cathedral and Ile de la Cite Guided Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a holistic Paris combo with proirity access to Notre Dame Cathedral and an Île de la Cité tour
  • Explore the streets of Île de la Cité and uncover the area’s turbulent history from your expert guide
  • Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and admire the gothic architecture, grand archways and stonework
  • Admire a dazzling display of more than 6,500 square feet of 13th-century stained glass on display at the cathedral
  • Stroll past the famous Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie, two famous historical sites of Paris
  • Explore the streets of Ile Saint Louis with its famous boutiques and restaurants!
  • Overview

    Enjoy a delightful introduction to medieval Paris on this fabulous combo tour of Ile de la Cité and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Notre Dame Cathedral, which was the setting of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’. Enjoy surreal and breathtaking views of Paris from the top of the towers after an energetic climb of 422 stairs (tickets can be purchased separately inside the Cathedral)!

    Stroll past the famous Sainte Chapelle which houses precious Christian relics and the Conciergerie, the prison where Marie Antoinette was held. Explore the charming Ile Saint Louis with its famous boutiques and restaurants!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    1 hours 30 minutes approx.

    Start time

    11:30am & 3:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Make your way to the statue of Charlemagne, in front of the Cathedral and meet the guide to redeem your ticket for the voucher

    Ending Point

    Your tour will come to an end at the Notre Dame Cathedral.

    Itinerary

    Meet your host near the Cathedral at the scheduled time. The tour begins with a walk through the Ile de la Cité, an island in the middle of the River Seine. Learn about how the Ile de la Cité became the hub of French royals. See where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned in the building that served as a royal palace in the 14th century.

    You will next be taken on a guided tour of the Notre Dame Cathedral, considered the most famous cathedral in the world. Study the gothic architecture of the majestic cathedral, also the setting for Victor Hugo’s masterpiece ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’.

    See the gargoyles and other stone statues, the beautiful stained glass windows, the mighty 13th-century organ and admire the gothic architecture. See the archways, buttresses and statues of the cathedral and know the history behind this grand structure.

    You can then purchase the tower ticket separately inside the Cathedral and climb the towers of the cathedral. Before you move forward for the tower journey, get useful suggestions and tips from you guide to make the most out of your journey. Finally, embark on an adventure of climbing the 422 steps to the top of the towers from where you can admire a surreal view of the entire city of Paris. The view offers spectacular photo ops and is considered the highest viewing point in Europe!

    Stroll past Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie, cross the St. Louis Bridge and stroll down the streets of the Ile Saint Louis. Explore the famous restaurants and boutiques there as your guide recommends the best places to sample sumptuous French fare.

    Make your own way back to the hotel after the tour ends or continue sightseeing on your own.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 30 minutes discovering Ile de la Cite with your host
    • Host

    Exclusions

    • Hotel transfers
    • Notre Dame Tower Ticket (to be bought inside the Cathedral)
    • Food
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    Please be aware that the roof visit does not unfortunately have wheelchair access.

    Please be aware that the top of the tower visit is a 422 step climb.

    Ticket to the Cathedral towers is not included. It can be purchased separately inside the Cathedral.

    Your guide will bring you to the booths where you will be able to book the timeslot of your choice for a visit to the Notre-Dame Towers. If you need any help or assistance, you will be able to ask Notre - Dame towers staff and our guide will be present to assist you.

    Rest assured, we plan our tours so as to allow you to be able to book an available timeslot.

    Notre-Dame Towers have put in place a system called "Je File" allowing to manage Notre-Dame towers' access for individual customers. It's essential to use "Je File" to book your access to Notre Dame's towers. The booth you'll be brought to will allow you to do that.

    We are not responsible for your Notre-Dame Tower's reservation and purchase.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.