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  • 60 to 75 mins
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  • Languages Offered: English and 1 more
Itinerary

The visit starts by reading the facade of the cathedral of Notre Dame which was conceived as an open book. Many great details can be discovered on each of them some related to the Virgin Mary and some others to the historical life of city of light. Considered  as one of the finest example of french gothic architecture, we will learn about this new architectural style and its main elements. Constructed in the 12th century, its location, the 'île de la cité', was once the shelter of the first inhabitants which makes it the symbol of the city and the background of a worldwide story the Hunchback of Notre Dame and his tragic love for Esmeralda. By the way this is the icing on the cake. Come and discover life in the middle ages, its architectural style and the symbolism behind its stained glass windows, gargoyles and chimeras. Let me tell you all about what happened during the French Revolution and World War II, its treasures and its most recent episode and turmoil.  

This tour is essential to know the birth of Paris and it is perfect for family with children.

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Notre Dame Cathedral
Paris in Tour
Overview

Arguably Paris's best-known church, the 12th-century cathedral of Notre Dame occupies a charming little island in the middle of the River Seine. This tour offers a fascinating look at the history of this Gothic masterpiece, which inspired the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame under the tutelage of a knowledgeable and passionate art historian.

Highlights
  • Experience the beauty of one of the world’s finest Gothic churches

  • An art historian guide will share insights on the art and architecture of Notre Dame

  • Explore both the exterior and interiors of one of Paris’s most popular sites

  • Small group sizes keep this tour intimate
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Reviewed July 2, 2018
1 HOUR FAMILY TR OF NOTRE DAME

My Wife, Son (9 years) and I did the tour with Cinthia yesterday. We couldn’t be happier. Short enough tour to keep everyone engaged, long enough to have a nice quick overview of some of the history of ND and the city of Paris. There...More

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Cinthia R, Guide at Paris in Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for spending a time to give an impression of the visit. We are glad you and your family enjoyed it. Best regards parisintour

Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile
Notre Dame

Cinthia was absolutely outstanding. The tour was informative and very well presented. There were 4 of us aged 7-70 and she connected with everyone. I will make sure that on my return visits to Paris that I book her other tours.

Thank ThoughtsOnFood
Cinthia R, Guide at Paris in Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bonjour , I am happy you enjoyed our visit to notre dame. Thanks so much for your kind words. Parisintouur

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Informative and fun for the whole family!

Our group consisted of three generations and Cinthia was able to keep all of us engaged and entertained the entire time which is not an easy task. It is obvious that our guide is passionate and knowledgeable about history. She was also very warm and...More

Thank Carmel H
Cinthia R, Gérant at Paris in Tour, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Dear Helsley Family, thanks for your kind words and for sharing your experience. Most of the time when we talk to children, parents are not left aside, quite the reverse you also play the game and learn as much as them. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed March 30, 2018
Enjoyed our tour greatly

Our family of four really enjoyed the tour. Cinthia is passionate about her work and very knowledgeable about Notre-Dame. She engaged all of us by telling great stories and asking interesting questions throughout the tour on every aspect of the Cathedral, including history, art, literature,...More

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Cinthia R, Gérant at Paris in Tour, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thanks a lot for sharing your experience of being with an official guide in Paris. I love what I do so I always try to transmit my passion. I hope next time you will see and learn more about French and parisian history

Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile
So great with our family

We booked Cinthia for a Notre Dame tour and again for a Louvre tour. She is absolutely fantastic: passionate and knowledgeable about Paris, patient and engaging with kids (ours are 9 &6), and informative for parents. She speaks at least French, English, and Spanish. Her...More

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Cinthia R, Gérant at Paris in Tour, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Thanks for your kind words and for appreciating my work with children. I love to be around them and make them experience life in the past. Those two visits will stay with me as a memorable moment.

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