- Sightseeing tour of Notre Dame Cathedral and the oldest parts of Paris
- View top Paris attractions such as the Luxembourg Gardens, the Louvre and the Sorbonne
- Take a Seine cruise or mini-coach ride to Ile de la Cité to visit magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral
- Learn about the history, architecture and importance of the cathedral from your expert guide
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This is your chance to learn all about one of the most famous landmarks in Paris. While many tours just give you an overview of Notre Dame Cathedral, this one puts it in historical context and explains how significant it is to everyday Parisians.
What You Can Expect
See octagonal Place Vendome and marvel at Palais Garnier, the world-famous opera house used as the setting for The Phantom of the Opera. Witness the magnificent architecture of the Louvre, the world’s most-visited museum, and the massive Hotel de Ville (City Hall).
The photo ops continue as you head to Place de la Bastille (Bastille Square), where the French Revolution began. View the old mansions in the Marais District and sense the youthful energy of the Latin Quarter, home to the famous Sorbonne, which houses several academic institutions.
Your guided coach tour also goes to the legendary Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg), the second-largest public park in Paris, and St-Germain-des-Prés, a neighborhood favored by celebrated writers and philosophers including Ernest Hemingway, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre.
In warmer months (April - Oct), board a boat for a short cruise on the Seine River to Ile de la Cité, an island in the heart of Paris that is the site of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral. During the winter, travel to Notre Dame by mini-coach for a more comfortable experience. Enter this iconic Paris landmark (except on Sundays and during Mass) and learn about its rich and colorful history from your guide. For instance, hear how the centuries-old Gothic cathedral was damaged during the French Revolution and later restored to its former glory.
After your visit to the cathedral, make your way back across the Seine and end your nearly 4-hour tour of historical landmarks with a coach ride back to central Paris.
This was an extremely worthwhile tour. The tour guide took great care to explain sites during the driving tour and we spent at least 45 minutes in the cathedral. The tour guide lead a wonderful and informative tour inside Notre Dame.
Excellent tour and guide (Claire).