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Guided Visit of Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité

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Duration: 2 hours – 2.5 hours
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Take a journey into the heart of medieval and Gothic Paris on a 2-hour guided tour. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, its famous bell towers, and climb…

Duration: 2 hours – 2.5 hours
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The Devil in Notre Dame's details

This Gothic masterpiece took almost 200 years to build, only to be trashed by Huguenots, Revolutionaries, and World War II. Restoration efforts have triumphantly returned every last detail of the cathedral to its former magnificence. Here's what to look for!

Gargoyles

The expressive stone gargoyles along the cathedral's facade are perhaps the most famous in the world. Just don't expect them to talk and fly like in The Hunchback of Notre Dame!

Rose window

At Notre Dame's south facade, the stained-glass Rose Window illustrates the story of the New Testament through an astonishing 84 panes!

Photo: Eric Chan @Wikipedia (CC BY 2.0)

Great organ

There are no less than three organs at Notre Dame, but you definitely won't miss the main one. The Great Organ comprises an impressive five keyboards and 8,000 pipes!

Photo: ~Ealasaid~ @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Relics

Among the religious relics on display at Notre Dame are a piece of Jesus' crucifix and a suspiciously bling Crown of Thorns. Get Your Guide cannot guarantee their authenticity!

Photo: ~Ealasaid~ @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Tower and Crypt

The tower provides visitors with a Quasimodo's-eye-view of the city below, while the crypt tells Notre Dame's history through ruins discovered at the site during construnction.

Notre-Dame Cathedral: Our Tips

How much does it cost?

Admission to Notre Dame is free, but visitors will need tickets to enter the tower (€8.50) and the crypt (€6). Access to both is included in the price of the Paris Pass.

How to get there?

The closest Metro stop is Cité on the Metro 4 line.

How many steps is it to the top of the tower?

There are 387 steps to reach the panaromas over Paris and see the gargoyles up close, so it's best to know your physical limits.

Mass times

"On Sundays, all masses are held at the main altar. Arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time to get a seat. 8:30AM - Mass 9:30AM - Lauds service 10:00AM - Gregorian mass of the cathedral chapter 11:30AM - International mass 12:45PM - Mass 5:45PM - Vespers service 6:30PM - Mass All services are held in French. Masses are also held throughout the week. More details are available at the Notre Dame de Paris official website."

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    8:00AM to 6:45PM on weekdays - open until 7:15PM at weekends.
  • What is the price?
    Access itself is free of charge, although it's a good idea to invest in a tour to get the most out of your visit.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It's worth checking out these best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    There are several metro stations in the vicinity of Notre Dame - on lines 1, 4, 7, 10, 11, and 14. The most immediate is Cité on the 4 line.
  • Additional tips
    *Be prepared to wait in a line outside, especially on weekends. *Dress modestly - you are in a church, after all.

What People Are Saying About Notre-Dame Cathedral

A unique and exciting way to experience Paris

A great way to scope the major areas of tourist interest in Paris, with a personal touch. So much fun!

Paris: Illuminations in a Vintage Citroen 2CV Reviewed by Monica, 11/08/2016

Brilliant and well worth the money. Alex was so well informed!

It was really fun and made the experience even better as we skipped the queues. Highlight of the weekend!

Paris: Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tower and Summit Access Reviewed by Richard, 11/07/2016

An excellent, informative and interesting tour with a great guide.

The booking process was simple, the instructions for meeting location were clear. Our guide (Justine) was brilliant. She had the perfect balance of facts and personality and kept the group on track in a friendly but efficient manner. The summit of the Eiffel Tower itself was a fantastic experience and the views are incredible so I would highly recommend this tour for those who don't want to spend precious time waiting in a queue for tickets.

This was a fabulous, well informed tour with Felix.

This tour is all anyone could wish for. Felix is friendly, well informed and articulate in the history and beauty of this well known landmark. I would recommend the company and Felix to anyone.

Guided Visit of Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité Reviewed by kathy, 11/07/2016

Everything was perfect. Dries is a very enthusiastic guide. Thanks.

We booked the event " direct access to Eiffel Tower" just two days before our trip to Paris. Everything was just easy going, booking, paying, printing tickets, than it was real easy to find our guide Dries nearby the Eiffel Tower. Dries is a likeable and enthusiastic guide, told us lots of thing about the Eiffel Tower, some little anecdotes and aswered our questions. Thanks for having a real great and entertaining visit to the Eiffel Tower.

Priority Access to the Eiffel Tower Reviewed by Suse, 11/07/2016

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