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.
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.
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Take a city tour through the Latin Quarter and the Marais, in the heart of the Paris student and cultural life. Guided tours of Notre Dame Cathedral, Montmartre (Place du Tertre and Sacré-Coeur), and the Louvre Museum. Opportunity to spend time at the Louvre and the Sacré-Coeur Basilica.
Small groups or private tours. Guided tour of Paris monuments by minibus. Lunch at the “58 Tour Eiffel” restaurant on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Take a boat cruise on the Seine and visit Montmartre on foot. Depart from and return to your hotel in Paris.
Possibility to do the tour in a small group or a private group. Enjoy a guided city tour of Paris in a friendly setting by minibus. Have lunch at the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a wonderful view of the city. Visit the unmissable Palace of Versailles with our driver guide. Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Paris.
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Enjoy an out of the ordinary guided walking tour to see the best of Paris. Visit the great Louvre museum with an experienced guide. Enjoy the panoramic view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower while savoring a nice lunch. Enjoy a guided tour on the Ile de la Cité where is located Notre-Dame cathedral.
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Enjoy a coach tour with the comments of a guide and discover the history of the capital by strolling through its old districts. You will also enjoy a guided tour of Ile de la Cité.
Small groups or private tours. Discover the Notre Dame Cathedral and other must-see landmarks: the Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Transport back to your hotel by minibus.
Discover the famous Louvre Museum and its legendary works of art like the Mona Lisa. Take a car tour to discover the finest Paris monuments. Day trip departing from Disneyland® Paris.
Discover with our guide the charming and the quaint Ile de la Cité where is located Notre Dame cathedral. Enjoy a guided tour of the radiant Sainte Chapelle with its magnificent stained-glass windows.
The Pass ticket formula gives you two consecutive days of access to all partner museums and monuments. Ideal to visit Paris at your own convenience!
A two-in-one pass to discover Paris unlimited! With Big Bus Tour Paris (valid for one day), explore the city in an open-top tour bus at your own pace. Use the Paris Museum Pass ticket (valid for 2 days) to visit the main museums and monuments of Paris with priority access.