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Notre Dame Guided Tour
8.60 / 10
We loved the visit with Tali. He adapted the view to the group we were in and he told us a lot of anecdotes and the history of France. Very highly recommended
10 Diana Herrero
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Discover what happened in the Notre Dame fire, explore the interior of its "little sister" and tour the Ile de la Cité, the oldest part of Paris.

Notre Dame Guided Tour

The tour meets on the far bank of the Seine river, from where we'll see one of the most famous and most storied cathedrals in the world. And despite the recent fire, Notre Dame still represents one of the most beautiful examples of Gothic architecture.

Outside the cathedral itself, your guide will explain what happened that fateful afternoon of the 15th of April, and how the fire began in the roof, destroying the spire and causing severe damage to the interior. And you'll learn what the Parisian firemen did to preserve the cathedral's jewels as well as possible, with audiovisual aids from our guide.

Once we've spoken about the destruction, it's time to learn about the reconstruction of Notre Dame, what the process will be, and how they're sorting through the hundreds of proposals being sent from architects around the world.

Next we'll take a guided tour of the Ile de la Cité, as we discover the history of this little island in the Seine - the location where the medieval Paris was founded, and admire some of its most emblematic buildings, including Sainte Chapelle or the Conciergerie.

Finally, we'll head to the Latin Quarter to admire one of the best examples of gothic architecture in Paris, the church of Saint Séverin, known as "Notre Dame's little sister" - a smaller but equally beautiful and imposing structure. We'll head inside to marvel at its architecture, stained glass windows and artworks.

The tour then ends just outside the church.

Donation for Notre Dame's Reconstruction

When reserving this tour, you will contribute €1 for the reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral. This is included in the price.

Important information

This guided tour does not include access to the Notre Dame Cathedral, as it's closed to the public following the fire on the 15th April 2019.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 80% of the total maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Children under 16
Tour in English
US$ 17.80
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 17.80
  • Children under 16

    Free

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Duration

1 hour 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Guide in English.

Binoculars.

€1 donation for Notre Dame's reconstruction.

Guided tour of the Ile de la Cité and the church of Saint Séverin.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 4 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 17.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Boutique Souvenir 7, Rue Lagrange.