Notre Dame Cathedral Tour and Skip-the-Line Towers Climb

Product ID: 186390
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Visit the world famous Cathedral of Notre Dame, symbol of Paris and home to the legendary hunchback. Climb to the top of the fabled towers for a bird-eye view over the city in the company of the famous gargoyles and enjoy a guided visit of the interior.
About this activity
Duration 1 - 2 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 visit of the spectacular Cathedral of Notre Dame
  • Explore the gothic masterpiece
  • Experience the towers of Notre Dame with skip the line access
  • Climb the towers for some of the best views over the city
Full description
Nestled in the heart of the capital, the charming Ile de la Cité is the island on which Paris was born, and the spectacular gothic masterpiece of Notre Dame Cathedral stands proudly at the centre of this lovely island, as it has done for more than 850 years. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, a visit to Notre Dame cathedral is a must on any visit to Paris.

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 Notre Dame Cathedral and
  • Reserved access and skip the line entrance tickets to the Towers of Notre Dame
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Headsets where necessary so you can always hear your guide
  • Limited groups of 19 people or fewer
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

When you get there

Meeting point
Know before you go
• This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking and there are 387 steps to the top of the towers
• Please ensure you wear comfortable shoes