Iconic Paris - The Louvre and Notre Dame With Towers Climb

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Spend a day visiting 2 of the most famous sites in Paris - the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral, including a climb to the top of the towers. Skip the long lines and enjoy relaxed visits with a passionate, expert local guide.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Louvre Museum and of the interior of Notre Dame
  • Experience a quick entrance into the Louvre and Notre Dame with skip the line access
  • See the major highlights – the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Winged Victory and much more
  • Take in amazing sights from the tower of Notre Dame
  • Explore along the Seine and the Latin Quarter
Full description
Start your day with a whirlwind tour of the ‘Top 10’ must-see works of art in the Louvre, and more. You will, of course, see the mysterious Mona Lisa as well as the exquisite Venus de Milo, the spectacular Winged Victory and many other of the most famous masterpieces in the world. This specially designed 1.5 hour tour will ensure that you cover all the must-see masterpieces in the Louvre, as well as showing you other fascinating artworks along the way. Your expert local guide will regale you with the stories behind the art and artists, helping you to understand what makes these iconic works so special.

After a break for lunch, your next tour is just a short stroll away. On the way you may like to ramble along the Seine and browse at the ‘Bouquinistes’ or antique booksellers, a quintessential symbol of Paris set up along the riverside since 1859 and now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You could also explore the nearby Latin Quarter and visit Shakespeare and Company, famous bookstore and literary hangout.

It’s then time to explore the spectacular Notre Dame Cathedral. Begin your visit by following in the footsteps of Victor Hugo’s famous hunchback, Quasimodo, the bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and climb the 387 steps to the towers. Enjoy an up-close view of the amazing gargoyles and chimera and see the belfry, home to the 13-ton bell Emmanuel. You will also benefit from some of the best views across the Ile de la Cité and extending right out over Paris. Your guide will point out the major site and monuments and offer you tips and information on the best ways to visit them during your stay. Your expert local guide will accompany you into the church and guide you around the interior, pointing out the dazzling rose windows - some of the largest in Europe - and the relics of Christ’s crown of thorns. The construction of the cathedral started in 1163, and lasted over 170 years. Upon exiting Notre Dame you’ll have a chance to admire the grandiose exterior and hear the stories and legends of the many personalities bound up in the fame of the cathedral.
Includes
  • Guided visit of the Louvre
  • Skip the line entrance ticket to the Louvre and Notre Dame
  • Guided visit of Notre Dame
  • Fully accredited, English-speaking tour guide
  • Limited groups of 20 people or fewer
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

When you get there

Meeting point

Louvre: Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel Louvre: Meet your guide at 10am at the Arc du Carrousel, a large arch with a horse-drawn chariot on top. It is located across the road from the Louvre's courtyard. Turn your back on the glass Pyramid and you will see it across the road, just past the roundabout. Nearest metro: Palais Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7) Notre Dame: At 2pm at the statue of Charlemagne on horseback directly outside the front of Notre Dame Cathedral Nearest metros are Cité or St Michel

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Know before you go
• This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking
• There are 387 steps to the top of Notre Dame towers
• Please ensure you wear comfortable shoes
• There is a break for lunch between the two tours
• The Louvre tour is 1.5 hours and Notre Dame is 2 hours