Guided Tour of Notre-Dame Cathedral Towers

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Enjoy a guided tour of Notre Dame's towers and discover the secrets within.

Join our PARISCityVISION guide in front of the towers at 16 rue du Cloitre Notre Dame. They will take you directly to the foot of Notre Dame's towers to begin your climb. While you have priority access, security checks can slow down entry to the towers. The towers make up the front of Notre Dame Cathedral, a masterpiece of gothic architecture.

Our guide will take you on an unforgettable experience as you climb the 422 steps to reach the top of the towers, where you can enjoy a unique panorama over Paris and Ile-de-la-Cité. There will be several stops on your climb to admire some of the tower's important elements. 

Towers of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

You will reach the room atop the north tower where two high windows recall those present on the cathedral's doors. Then, you will reach the hall of chimeras that link the north and south towers where you can get an up-close look at the famous gargoyles located at the ends of Notre Dame's gutters. You will also find 56 chimeras, the most famous of which is the vampire that represents an evil spirit of the night from eastern legends. These were installed when the cathedral was restored in 1845. Then, you will enter the bell tower that houses the largest bell of Notre Dame. Called "Bourdon Emmanuel", this 13-ton bell will undoubtedly remind you of Victor Hugo's novel. Finally, you will reach the terrace where you can enjoy a superb 360° panorama over the historical heart of Paris. Look out at the breathtaking view of Ile-de-la-Cité and Paris. At nearly 70 meters high, you can see the Eiffel Tower on the horizon, the Seine that cuts through Paris, the Invalides and Sacré-Coeur standing watch over Montmartre.

Our guide will leave you at the tower exit, and you can continue your exploration of the Ile-de-la-Cité at your leisure.

Please Note:

  • The tour changes from April 1st :
    - The departure is from our Notre-Dame PARISCityVISION agency, 7 Rue Lagrange 75005 Paris
  • Please dress appropriately: Shorts, bare shoulders, short skirts, etc. are not allowed
  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
  • The tour is not for the elderly, those with reduced mobility or very young children (no lift)
  • The tour is not recommended for pregnant women, those with heart problems or those who suffer from vertigo

The price includes :

    • Tour guide services
    • Priority access to the towers

      The price does not include :

      • Transport

      Further information on your confirmation voucher :

      Take your exchange voucher directly to the Notre Dame Towers entrance at 16 rue du Cloitre Notre-Dame where you will meet our PARISCityVISION guide

      • Duration 1 hour
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      • Highlights
      • Experience an emotional moment during the ascent of the Notre Dame towers
      • An expert guide will reveal the cathedral's hidden wonders
      • Discover the stunning chimeras and gargoyles in the gallery
      • Dive into the world of Victor Hugo while you admire the Bourdon, the cathedral's biggest bell
      • Enjoy an exceptional panoramic view of Paris and Ile-de-la-Cité

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      Address : Notre-Dame Cathedrale
      16 rue du Cloitre Notre-Dame
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      Cathédrale Notre-Dame