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Explore the island where Paris evolved from a pagan settlement to medieval superpower on a 1.5hr walking tour. Discover the story of the balancing act between religion and government that led to a bloody revolution and changed the world. View the majesty of the medieval cathedrals and learn how they have survived and reflected the major changes that created the Europe of today.
Discover the birthplace of Paris, Ile de la Cite, on a walking tour
Hassle-free Notre-Dame Cathedral experience, ideal for those short on time
Gain historical insight on the cathedral from a guide that might be missed
€2 Donation to Notre Dame Restoration Fund
What to Expect
Book your tour option and meet your guide on the Ile de la Cité, a natural island in the Seine River in central Paris. Don the audio headsets to hear your guide and explore the small island and learn about its evolution from a pagan settlement to a prominent epicenter during the Middle Ages. Then, head towards the Notre-Dame Cathedral, built starting in 1160 by the Bishop of Paris and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn how the cathedral survived violent episodes such as the 16th-century Huguenot riots, French Revolution, and bullets of World War II.
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We waited at the meeting spot at 10:30 am, but the tour guide never showed up. I called the tour company. They said our tour was at 9:30 am rather than 10:30 am. They said they sent me an email months back, but a few...More
Date of experience: August 2019
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From the system seems that you booked the original tour with the access to the Notre Dame, however,...More
Michelle was fantastic! Full of information and historical facts that seem to come alive as she spoke. Too bad about the fire as I would have been very interested in entering the cathedral! Terrific tour and well worth the price of admission!
We loved our tour guide Fabrizia (sp?). She was Italian and a wealth of French and European historical knowledge. She had a very cheerful personality and kept my children's attention (ages 8 and 10). We would highly recommend this tour!
We booked through trip advisor and decided to pay a little extra for skip the line. It was well worth the money. We met our guide at a designated location and it was a walking tour. Our tour guide was multi lingual and very knowledgeable...More
Yes it it did sustain a great amount of damage, so no one is allowed inside. However, our tour guide, Michelle actually lives near the Notre Dame and had interesting stories to relate about the day the occurred.She was... More
Yes it it did sustain a great amount of damage, so no one is allowed inside. However, our tour guide, Michelle actually lives near the Notre Dame and had interesting stories to relate about the day the occurred.She was excellent!
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To me it was. There is netting so one can't jump/fall but the view is still great. Also to see the gargoyles so close is amazing. We got to the top just as the bells started to toll. It's quite loud and magical.