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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Very good tour that showed around Ile de la Cite and Notre Dame. Our tour guide Sandrina was very informative and new her stuff. Skipping the line for the Bell Tower is a must. Inside Notre Dame is good but for me one of the highlights of my trip to Paris was the view from the Bell Tower complete with Gargoyles. Definitely worth doing this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Well worth the time to stroll thru the streets, to hear the history...you will look at Paris differently.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Lots of benefit from this tour! Our guide, Felix, was well informed, easy to hear and understand, and pleasant...even charming. From this tour we learned many interesting facts about the monarchy and gained a very useful tip on how to skip the long line outside St Chapelle which is gorgeous. Being shown and taught facts about Notre Dame increased our enjoyment of the catherdral and being able to skip the line to the tower was sublime. Great tour. I'd recommend it to my family and friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Loved this tour ! Our guide was well-informed, funny and on time.
The fact we had the skip-the-line tickets to climb the 400 steps up the Notre Dame tower was a huge relief, especially after seeing the line up !
You must get this tour .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

WOW. What a great experience. Tour guide was excellent. She knew every single aspect of the Notre Dame Cathedral. The Cathedral is impressive and we had a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

I loved learning more about Notre Dame as well as Ile de la Cite from the guide and it was great to be able to skip the line to the top since I had several other things I wanted to do that day. I loved the gargoyles and the view was gorgeous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The bell tower tour was so unique. Felix, our tour guide was courteous and well informed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

super tour guide and very educational--would do it all over again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

We were so glad we took this tour even though we had gone through Notre Dame on our own previously. Our guide Felix was fantastic - considerate, knowledgeable, respectful, informative and humorous. We learned a lot about Ile de la Cite and Notre Dame. We had older people and children in our group and Felix made sure the pace and info was appropriate for themhelped them with headsets, etc. He constanlty solicited questions and initiated conversation with us. Our tour of the cathedral itelf was very good stopping at various points of interest to explain what they were making sure we did not miss anything and at the same time being respectful of being inside a church. You skip the line for the Towers tour you don't skip the line to get into Notre Dame catherdral but it moves fast. Felix got us to the first level and then we were on our own for the climb to the two differet top levels - both with fantastic views of the city, close-up views of the Gargoyles and Chimera with ample time at your own pace to take pictures. One thing I would mention is that once you giver the Tower person your tickets and climb to the first level there is a N.D. Tower gift shop - you should shop for souveniers there- as you descend via a different staircase and do not visit that gift shop on the way down. Also I would recommend that the tour company provide you with an actual building address near the Ile de la Cite Metro stop meetng place as it is not easy to find.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Great tour, the guide was lovely and knowledgeable. Notre dame is spectacular

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Felix was a very knowledgeable guide- nice weather. Totally worth it just to skip the queue to the towers and learnt alot along the way!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

We enjoyed our tour of the Ile de la Cite and our tour of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Our guide was very good and explained many things about Paris and the Cathedral that we had not read before. I would highly recommend this tour to first time visitors to Paris.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very knowledgable and super nice guide Avi.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Felix, our guide, knew so much information! He was great! The tour, to learn Paris' history, was really worth it! Notre Dame Cathedral was beautiful and the view from the top was spectacular!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The tour guide shared a lot of good information with the group. She was also very friendly. Awesome experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Our guide Félix was wonderful and made this tour extremely memorable, fun and informative. Notre Dame was spectacular and climbing the bell tower was a fun experience. Félix added some great historical perspective during the walking tour. Would definitely recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The meeting location was easy to find and our tour guide was easy to identify.
Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Ile de la Cite is gorgeous. The cathedral has stunning architecture.
I'm glad I went on this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We booked the tour for the Sunday while the mass was taking place at Notre Dame which I feel greatly added to the experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Enjoyed the tour and history shared. Line inside the Cathedral was not long at all - happy we could skip the line to climb the tour. Beautiful day in Paris!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Meeting up with our group was so easy and the Metro was the only transportation we used. Our guide was outstanding. She was an expert in so many aspects -- history, art, the evolving culture, the architectural aspects and even the structural reasons for the features.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Skipping the line makes all the difference! The tour guide was great and everyone had plenty of time to climb the steps to the top.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Great guide and worth the money to get more information from her. We did not Skip the Line, however the line moves quickly. Also, this does not include a trip up to the bell tower.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

What an incredible place. Hard to imagine how they built this thing so long ago. Worth every one of the 387 steps to the bell tower!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Had a bit of trouble finding the metro entrance, meeting point. But your guides were prompt and very friendly. We enjoyed the island and Notro Dame tours. Wonderful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Our tour guide was fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable about all things Paris and Notre Dame. We walked to the top and the view was spectacular. I would have enjoyed a few extra minutes in the Cathedral to be able to take it all in. The quick tour around Ile de la Cite was informative and enjoyable.

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