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Paris: Family-Friendly River Seine Guided Cruise

1. Paris: Family-Friendly River Seine Guided Cruise

Board your family-friendly cruise at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. During the one-hour sightseeing cruise, learn all the secrets of Paris thanks to your guide on board. Listen to anecdotes about Paris and its inhabitants. Hear all about the architecture, history, monuments and bridges of the city. Secrets will be revealed, so be ready to be surprised.  A bar on board will be serving french crêpes, snacks, and drinks. Sit back and relax as you take in the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Paris: Tootbus Kids Bus Tour

2. Paris: Tootbus Kids Bus Tour

Looking for a child-friendly experience parents and little ones can enjoy together? Hop on this Paris kids' tour and let the city take you by surprise! Experience Paris as never before, on board a 100% electric bus. Ride past the Opera, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, Orsay Museum, Concorde, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Grand Palais, and more. During the tour, the guides will surprise the children with a mix of cultural and fun entertainment including amazing stories about museums, monuments, historical sites, popular tales, and animated films all powered by riddles and games. The cherry on top is the sweets the kids get at the end of the performance.

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Private Treasure Hunt around Notre Dame for Families & Kids

3. Private Treasure Hunt around Notre Dame for Families & Kids

If you want to learn about Paris’s rich history and medieval heritage but are worried about keeping your kids engaged—this is the tour for you. Explore medieval Paris with a private, kid-friendly guide on a fun treasure hunt.   Meet your guide outside the Cité metro station. They’ll be ready with activity booklets for your youngsters that will keep their interest throughout the tour. Acting as detectives, they’ll have to solve an investigation in the medieval neighborhood around Notre-Dame.   Starting at the Notre-Dame in all her Gothic glory, you and your kids will discover architectural details that will take you back in time to the Middle Ages. Your next stop will be the Palais de Justice (the Courthouse), where you'll listen to your guide’s stories about knights and kings who once lived in this former palace. Then, a few blocks away, discover Sainte Chapelle, a true Gothic jewel with 15 stained glass windows.   Hop across the River Seine to wander the natural island of Saint Louis. Spot gorgeous views, explore narrow streets, and get a feel for what a lively Parisian neighborhood is really like.   After your tour, you can’t leave Saint Louis without stopping at Berthillon, the famous Parisian ice cream shop—your kids will be glad you did!

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Notre-Dame, Île de la Cité & St. Severin Private Family Tour

4. Notre-Dame, Île de la Cité & St. Severin Private Family Tour

The monumental Notre-Dame Cathedral is one of the most remarkable Gothic cathedrals in France and Europe and is one of the capital’s major monuments. As a symbol of a city and even a country, its history is made of stones and men. On April 15, 2019 the main spire and roof of the building collapsed in a huge fire. By joining this tour your family will learn more about: the rescue of Notre Dame Cathedral, the next steps for its reconstruction and the revival of Gothic Architecture. This tour will also pay tribute to the exceptional craftsmen who will undertake the work. After, enjoy a walking tour in the Île de la Cité and a guided tour of the Saint-Severin Church in the latin quarter, a great example of the “The flamboyant Gothic Architecture”,  called the little sister of Notre-Dame Cathedral. A perfect route awaits you and your private guide will make this visit fun by adapting his speech for your children. 

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Paris: 3-Hour Interactive History Walking Tour

5. Paris: 3-Hour Interactive History Walking Tour

Entertain your teens and family with an informative and playful walking tour in Paris to discover its history. Your passionate guide will lead you through the history of Paris and give each of your kids an activity booklet to help uncover quirky stories and facts along the way. Travel through time from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution to grasp the building blocks of Paris as its known today. Begin your journey in antiquity by meeting your cheery guide near one of the most impressive Gallo-Roman sites in Paris, the Cluny Thermae. Travel through time again to reach the Latin Quarter. Spot remnants of the Middle Ages and other periods to observe the epic history that still shows itself in the streets of Paris today. Stroll a bit further to reach Paris’s two natural islands on the Seine River, Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint Louis. Walk along the Cité Island and observe the iconic Gothic jewel of Notre Dame, poised in all her glory. Then meander through the charming, village-like streets of Ile Saint Louis to discern its medieval architecture and atmosphere. Next, step into the Marais district, the heart of historical Paris. Private mansions, hidden gardens to splendid churches, your guide will show you timeless wonders that you will see only in this neighborhood, behind closed walls and secret passages. Sit back and relax in a typical Parisian café for a well-deserved break. Enjoy a delicious pastry and warm drink while your guide recounts more tales of the past for you. Finally, head toward Bastille Square for your last history lesson. Recall the events of July 14, 1789 and the famous Storming of La Bastille. Try to visualize how the fortress once stood and see what revolutionary symbol now occupies the square before concluding your tour.

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Paris: Notre Dame Quarter & St. Chapelle Kids & Family Tour

6. Paris: Notre Dame Quarter & St. Chapelle Kids & Family Tour

Start your tour in front of the fairytale Hotel de Ville, home to the Mayor of Paris. Cross over to the Ile de la Cité, and enjoy a walk along the riverbanks and through the charming flower market. Then it’s time to skip the often long lines and enter the gem of the island, the Sainte Chapelle. This tiny chapel is home to some of the most dazzling stained glass in the world, much of it dating from the 13th Century.  Your tour will take you past the Conciergerie - medieval palace, revolutionary prison and final home of Queen Marie-Antoinette before she was taken to the guillotine in 1793. Learn of troubles and turmoil during the French Revolution and the stories of some of the famous residents of this infamous prison. See the oldest public clock in Paris, as your stroll continues through one of the prettiest squares in Paris to the oldest bridge in the city. Your final visit will be of the exterior of the spectacular 850-year-old gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame. Learn of the terrible fire in April 2019 that threatened to destroy this much-loved symbol of Paris, but more importantly of the talents and techniques of her medieval architects and builders, whose mastery ensured that she survived this drama and is still standing tall. Discover her fascinating past, and of course learn about the most famous resident, Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, and hear his colorful and thrilling story. See history unfold before you as she turns this new chapter and readies herself to face the future. Specially designed materials for children will be provided to ensure that younger members of the family are able to participate every step of the way. Your guides are all fully licensed and specialised in leading tours for groups of all ages. Spend a memorable afternoon in Paris and enjoy a visit through the captivating heart of the city.

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What people are saying about Notre Dame Cathedral

We had a guided tour on the Eiffel tower also booked with GetYourGuide before we went on the boat trip. This suits well with all that was explained before on the Eiffel Tower where the guide pin pointed different hot spots which we then also recognized when travelling by boat. Meeting point is easily to be found as it is closest to Tour Eiffel at riverbank Seine. Tour is presented in English as well and provides nice views from the river onto the city of Paris. On the 1hr boat trip you can get some drinks as well as crepes and we have enjoyed it a lot! After the trip we had something to eat at the terrace right in front of the docks. The trip felt professional and well organized.

It was a great experience. Our guide was very enthusiastic asking lots of questions and keeping the kids engaged throughout. She speaks in French but made the extra effort to say a few things in English to our son who doesn’t understand French. We also learned a few things and got to see all the attractions.

One-hour one-hour cruise. With 2 children aged 5 and 8, it's good. The guide is very friendly and the view from the Seine gives a completely different view of the monuments. To do!

Very nice Family time. Great guide very crative with the idea of french songs included. I will recommend It!

Easy to find at the base of the eiffel tower from which you depart and arrive. Well worth the money!