Notre Dame Front View

Notre Dame and Île de la Cité Tour

Unique Experience
4.85
Out of 354 Reviews
  • Duration
    2 h.
  • Start time
    10:00 & 14:00
  • Meeting Point
    By the statue of Henri IV (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Language
    English

The tour was very interesting and covered all the points we wanted to see and more.

Yuri

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a walking tour around the beautiful Ile de la Cité, the heart of Paris
  • Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the iconic monuments of Paris
  • Expert English speaking local guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer per guide
  • Audio headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide
Notre Dame Front View

World’s Most impressive Cathedral

Notre Dame is one of the world’s finest examples of gothic architecture and it has a few stories to tell too! Hear the tales and spot the details.

Notre Dame Gargoyle Close up

The Heart of Paris

Enjoy a walking tour around the beautiful Île de la Cité, the small island in the Seine River that makes up the historic heart of Paris.

Mosaic Window

Expert English Speaking Guides

Enjoy an expert English-speaking local guide, small groups of 20 people or fewer, and audio headsets when appropriate so you don't miss a beat on your Parisian adventure.

Description

Take a tour of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Île de la Cité with an expert local guide, and explore 2,000 years of tumultuous Parisian history, from the dark ages to WWII.

We begin with a fascinating walking tour of the famous Île de la Cité in the heart of the Seine River, home to kings, revolutions, and to the infamous gargoyles. See the imposing walls of the Conciergerie, where Marie-Antoinette spent her last days during the French Revolution. Admire the oldest clock in Paris, dating back to 1535 - it still works! Stand on the 0km point in front of Notre Dame from where all French road distances are calculated, you are truly in the center of Paris.

As we enter the Cathedral of Notre Dame, you will see why Victor Hugo chose it as the setting for his widely acclaimed novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The flying buttresses, menacing gargoyles, soaring spires, the monumental organ and the imposing bell towers create an ambience that is as beautiful as it is ominous. Watch history unfold as your expert guide recounts the amazing history of Notre Dame, from antiquity to the present.

Join us on this incredible journey into the heart of medieval and Gothic Paris and be enriched by the history, craftsmanship, and the legacy that envelope Notre Dame and its surroundings.

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What's included

  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Small group sizes of only 20 people or less
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for Notre Dame towers
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food and beverages 

Meeting Point

Important notes

  • Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.

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Notre Dame and Île de la Cité Tour Reviews

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This was a great tour...

This was a great tour with Laura! She was very knowledgeable and approachable. It felt like we were taking a tour with a good friend. She was very versed in the history of Paris. Laura pointed out so many key points but one of my favorites was in Dauphin Square. Thanks!

Absolutely the best guide...

Absolutely the best guide -- traveled many places & with many guides and have to say that I/we could not speak highly enough. Learned so much, he gave us history in such a special way. Of all the excursions/tours we did on this vacation. Ferit left such an impression -- wished others had the passion and knowledge he had for us. Could not praise him enough!!!

Awesome!

Awesome!

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