Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris - a magestic cathedral built in the 14th century - is located in the Île de la cité in the heart of the 4th arrondissement. Even though this monument is very popular with tourists, we cannot forget that it is also a place of worship as it still is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris in the heart of the catholics spiritual life.

The Notre-Dame Cathedral: Representative of French Gothic architecture

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 is completely 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 Notre-Dame Cathedral is an important monument part of the tourism of the City of Lights. It attracts every year millions of tourists eager to see its towers and the gothic façade from the parvis, to enter and admire the broken-arch vaults and be marveled by the play of the light cast through the stained glass.

With ParisCityVISION, organize your guided visit to the Notre-Dame Cathedral thanks to the various tours proposed by experimented guides or the tickets allowing you to have audioguides. The best information and the most insolit anecdotes about this emblematic monument will be told during your visit. You will discover in the parvis the marvelous sculptures, treasures of this building.

Visits are possible from monday to friday, so you can get to know this almighty christendom place through its history, sculptures, towers and crypt. 

18 tours

Priority access to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral with an Audio guide

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Take the opportunity to have a special priority access to visit the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral at your own pace with an audio guide available in several languages. Admire the facade and discover the Treasury and its magnificent stained glass windows. Finish with a visit of part of the Latin quarter. You’ll be given an exclusive gift from the Cathedral.

Duration : 2 hour(s)Tour language:
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Audio Guided Visit of Notre-Dame and the secrets of its district by Lorànt Deutsch

Enjoy a unique experience through an audio-guided visit whose commentary was written by the famous French actor Lorànt Deutsch. Your guide for the day will reveal the mysteries of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral as well as the secret spots around it through fascinating anecdotes. With an audio-pen and map in hand, you’ll follow the journey with this history buff as your guide.

Duration : 2 hour(s)Tour language:
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Audio-Guided Tour around the Palais de la Cité by Lorànt Deutsch

Dive into a fascinating adventure around the Ile de la Cité. Using and audio-pen, you’ll hear fascinating histories told by Lorànt Deutsch. You’ll be delighted by this excursion set to the tone of the famous French actor's voice - Lorànt Deutsch will immerse you in the history of Paris throughout the centuries, centered around the Ile de la Cité.

Duration : 1:30 hourTour language:
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Guided tour of Notre Dame Cathedral

A 1-hour 30-minute excursion for a guided tour of France's most iconic cathedral, Notre-Dame de Paris. Immerse yourself in the mystical and peaceful atmosphere while you listen to the guide recount the site's history and legends. You can't miss the beauty of this essential religious building on both the outside and inside.

Duration : 1:30 hourTour language:
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Guided Tour of Notre Dame Cathedral and Tour of the Crypt

Enjoy a guided tour of Notre Dame de Paris and discover the secrets, legends, and splendor of this majestic cathedral. See the evolution of the Ile-de-la-City, the historic heart of Paris, while you visit the archeological crypt at your leisure.

Duration : 2:15 hour(s)Tour language:
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Guided tour of Notre Dame towers

Enjoy a unique experience during your guided tour of Notre Dame's towers. During your climb, you will discover the cathedral's symbols and wonders and enjoy an exceptional panorama over Paris.

Duration : 1 hourTour language:
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Guided tours of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Notre Dame towers

Enjoy a guided tour of Notre Dame cathedral and discover all of its richness. Be amazed by the beauty and serenity that permeate the site. Climbing the Notre Dame towers will let you see the famous gargoyles and enjoy an exceptional view of the Ile-de-la-Cité.

Duration : 2:30 hour(s)Tour language:
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Private Family Guided Tour to Paris Notre-Dame & the Conciergerie

Enjoy this intimate and private walking tour with your family at the Ile de la Cité. Escorted by an expert guide, you will visit the gorgeous Notre-Dame Cathedral and the amazing Conciergerie listening to tales, anecdotes and legends.

Duration : 3 hour(s)Tour language:
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Medieval Paris Tour: Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte Chapelle

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Enjoy a guided tour of two iconic monuments from Medieval Paris located on Ile de la Cité: Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte Chapelle

Duration : 2:30 hour(s)Tour language:
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Guided Tour: Historical Paris + Notre-Dame de Paris

Discover the Notre Dame Cathedral and take a guided tour in a luxury coach to discover the Latin Quarter and the Marais, two historic neighborhoods of Paris. Transfer by boat to the Ile de la Cité.

Duration : 3:45 hour(s)Tour language:
From €63.00 See details