Notre Dame de Paris
As one of the greatest monuments of the French capital, listed on the World Heritage list, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is one of the most remarkable masterpieces of gothic architecture. Designed by Maurice de Sully, the construction of this cathedral began in 1163 and took nearly two centuries to complete; it was finally finished in 1345. Notre Dame cathedral underwent a restoration in the 19th century, led by the French architect Viollet-le-Duc, during which the great spire was rebuilt, and after the façade was restored in 2000, the Notre Dame now looks just as magnificent as it did when it was first built. Situated in the historical and geographical centre of Paris, right on the edge of the Île de la Cité, the Notre Dame is the symbolic centre of Paris; you cannot be closer to the heart of France than when you are on the doorstep of the Notre Dame. The layout of the cathedral was innovatively modern, with its nave with 5 transepts. Notre Dame de Paris is the proud owner of many stained glass windows, including rose windows, two of which are 13m wide across the diameter, which puts them amongst the largest in the whole of Europe. The towers, which stand at 69m high and house many gargoyles and bells, inspired one Victor Hugo’s most famous tales, "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame", the story of the famous bell ringer, Quasimodo. Open 7 days a week, visiting the Cathedral Notre Dame is free. However there is a fee for a tour of the cathedral's great towers, one which consists of an almighty 422 steps. The view from the top is beautiful and is the only one of its kind, offering a view of the River Seine and its many bridges, as well as a great number of other Parisian gems, such as la Saint-Chapelle, the Tower of Saint-Jacques and the Sacré-Cœur. The tour Historical Paris and the guided minibus tour Classical Paris, both of which are available on Pariscityvision.com, will give you the opportunity to visit the cathedral.
5€ off for excursions until April 30, 2015 (available only for non-professional clients). Guided visit by bus through the oldest quarters of Paris of the Latin and Le Marais Districts. Short cruise to reach the Cité Island. Guided visit of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Small group or privatized tour. Discover the major landmarks of Paris by visiting Notre-Dame cathedral, Montmartre and the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. Your driver-guide will also take you to the most famous places of the capital: Concorde Square, Seine river and its bridges, Cité Island with Notre-Dame cathedral, the Invalides, The Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées…
Small group or privatized tour. Guided visit of Paris (Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, etc.). Guided visit of Montmartre quarter. Pick-up and drop-off to your hotel by minibus.
Guided visit of Paris : Notre Dame Cathedral, Marais District, Latin Quarter, Saint Germain District. Montmartre, Place du Tertre and the basilica Sacred Heart, Place du Tertre. The Louvre Museum with the Venus of Milo, and De Vinci's Mona Lisa.
Full day guided visit of Paris : guided visit of the Louvre Museum, skip the line Eiffel Tower to have lunch on the first floor, guided visit of Notre Dame Cathedral and Seine River shuttle.
Small group or privatized tour. City tour of Paris' monuments by minibus, skip the line Eiffel Tower to enjoy a nice lunch at the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower, cruise on the Seine River and walking tour of Montmartre. Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Paris.
Small group or privatized tour. Discover the main sites of Paris. First, a visit of the Notre Dame cathedral and the Louvre Museum and its famous Masterpieces. Then enjoy a lunch-cruise on the Seine. Visit Montmartre. Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Paris.
Discover the emblematic Ile de la Cité with its narrow streets, the second-hand book sellers on the river quays, the Conciergerie or the magnificient Notre Dame de Paris. Enjoy walking on the romantic bridges over the Seine and looking for Paris' hidden treasures. Audioguided visit at your own pace.
Take advantage on PARISCityVISION 5 day pass to visit Paris at your own leisure. Enjoy a priority access into the top museums and monuments, the panoramic view from the open top hop on hop off bus, an audioguided cruise you can do whenever you want and use the metro as often as you want.
Small group or privatized tour. Discover the major sites of Paris by minibus: skip the line Eiffel Tower and enjoy a nice lunch at the first floor, following by a visit of the Palace of Versailles. Pick up and drop off at your hotel or residence in Paris.