Notre Dame Cathedral Tours

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Second only to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Paris) is one of Paris' most iconic attractions, a marvel of medieval architecture that was immortalized in Victor Hugo's classic novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Today, the Gothic grandeur and stained-glass windows of the UNESCO World Heritage site continue to reign supreme from Ile de la Cite, an island in the middle of the Seine River.

The Basics
Notre Dame's immense interior exemplifies French Gothic architecture—fluted columns, ribbed vaults, and sculptures demand attention from every angle, while the light that pours through prismatic windows gives the basilica an ethereal ambiance. If you climb the 387 steps of the north tower, braving gargoyles along the way, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of Paris.

Guided tours that include skip-the-line entry are the best way to visit the cathedral; not only will you avoid long lines, but your guide's expertise will ensure you notice the details that make Notre Dame such an architectural masterpiece. The cathedral can also be visited as part of a full-day Paris sightseeing tour—itineraries typically cover icons such as the Louvre museum, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Montmartre neighborhood, or include a Seine River cruise, and provide insight into the history and culture of France.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Both private tours and group tours are available.
  • The cathedral always draws crowds—book a skip-the-line ticket to save time.
  • A Paris museum pass (with either 2-, 4-, or 6-day validity) covers skip-the-line entry to 50 top Paris attractions, including the Notre Dame and Musee d'Orsay.

How to Get to the Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame's central location makes it incredibly easy to reach by public transport: take the RER B or RER C line to St-Michel Notre Dame, or disembark at Cite on Line 4 of the Metro. If you're enjoying the luxury of time, follow the route of the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower for a one-hour walk brimming with highlights and hidden gems.

When to Get There
In the evening, the square before the cathedral comes to life in a riot of music and performance. Watch street performers juggle fire, grab a bite from a vendor, or just simply soak in the Notre Dame illuminated by night. If visiting Paris in winter, head to the Notre Dame toward the end of its 7:45am to 6:45pm (7:15pm on weekends) opening hours to watch the sunset and see the City of Light twinkle.
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Address: 6 Place du Parvis Notre Dame, Paris 75004, France
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Paris in a Day: Montmartre, Notre Dame, Louvre, Eiffel Tower

See the top sights of Paris in just over 10 hours on this small-group sightseeing tour that includes skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower and Musée du Louvre. With a guide, visit Notre Dame Cathedral and the neighborhood of Montmartre, and admire the renowned artwork of the Louvre. At the Eiffel Tower, you'll go up to the second level for views of the city. Travel on foot and by Metro for a local experience. A ticket for a Seine River cruise is also included.
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Viator Exclusive: VIP Access to Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame

Get acquainted with Paris' most important landmarks on this 10.5-hour Viator Exclusive VIP tour. With your small group of 9 people or fewer, visit the charming neighborhood of Montmartre, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame de Paris. Learn about the City of Light's culture, history and traditions through your guide's commentary and semi-private tours at each stop. All entrance fees, priority access to some attractions and round-trip private transportation from your accommodation in Paris are included.
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Notre-Dame Cathedral Guided Tour

Explore one of Paris’ most famous attractions and enjoy a panoramic look at the rest of the city on this combo sightseeing tour. Start at Notre Dame Cathedral, the city’s masterpiece of French Gothic architecture located on the Île de la Cité. Admire the cathedral from the exterior and interior.
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2-Day Paris Package Including City Tour, Louvre Tour and Seine River Cruise

Pack the highlights of Paris into two days with this package that offers only the best of France’s capital city. Get priority access at the Louvre Museum, and go on a Seine River cruise that you won't soon forget. Choose between a private city tour by vehicle or electric bike, and then explore Montmartre with your own personal guide. Lastly, head over to Île de la Cité to sample local wine and cheese before your 2-day journey comes to an end.
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Paris City Tour by Minivan, Seine River Cruise and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

See the best parts of Paris during a full-day tour that includes a river cruise, lunch at the Eiffel Tower and a minivan tour of the city’s highlights. Cruise the Seine River to see Paris from a unique angle. Enjoy an unforgettable lunch at one of the world’s most famous monuments. Then see the sights of central Paris from the comfort of a minivan. This tour includes pick-up and drop-off at your central Paris hotel and group size is limited to eight people to maximize personalized attention from your guide.
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Paris Fast Pass

Explore Paris at your own pace with the Paris Fast Pass, which gives you priority access to more than 50 attractions and landmarks so you can choose what you want to see and when you want to see it. Sites include Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, Centre Pompidou, and the Palace of Versailles. Plus, get around the city with admission for the hop-on hop-off bus tour and take a cruise on the River Seine.
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Skip-the-Line Notre-Dame & Tower, Sainte Chapelle, & Marie Antoinette’s Prison

Discover the historical delights of Ile de la Cité, a small island on the Seine, on this 3-hour tour in Paris. With a guide, you'll visit its top attractions: Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, and the Conciergerie, learning about their significance and events that took place at each site. The island is one of Paris' most beautiful locations, so don't miss this chance to understand more about it, including its dark past. Skip-the-line access and special entry to climb the Notre Dame towers are included.
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Private Tour: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie

Discover Gothic architecture, medieval artefacts and centuries of heritage on this 3.5-hour art history walking tour of Paris. After a traditional Parisian snack of coffee and croissants by the Seine River, explore the 12th-century Notre Dame Cathedral with your guide. Visit the Sainte Chapelle on the Île de la Cité and admire the spectacular 13th-century stained glass windows in the nave. Finish your tour at the Conciergerie, once part of the Palais de la Cité. Your tour size is limited to eight to ensure a more personalized experience.
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Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover the City of Light on a personalized walking tour including skip-the-line access to the eaves of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral. With a live guide, learn the cathedral’s riveting history of the Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame de Paris throughout the ages. Get expert insight into the cathedral's somber accents and head up to the famous bell towers, where you will perch amongst the gargoyles for a splendid view of Paris. To upgrade your ticket, select a private tour exclusive to just your group.
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Paris Super Saver: Small-Group Skip-the-Line Notre-Dame Tower and Louvre Museum

Experience two iconic Paris attractions with this small-group Paris Super Saver, and enjoy a discount of more than 10% compared to booking separately. Take a guided stroll around the Île de la Cité between the banks of the River Seine, and skip the lines to climb the legendary towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral. Later, head to the front of the long queues at the Louvre, where your guide will lead you straight to the museum’s most famous masterpieces, including the ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘Venus de Milo.’
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Semi-Private Guided Walking Tour: Latin Quarter Including Notre-Dame Interior

Visit the the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Latin Quarter with a local guide on a 2.5-hour, small-group walking tour that explores one of Paris’ oldest and most atmospheric neighborhoods. Trace Parisian history from ancient Roman ruins to the romance of the ‘Lost Generation,’ while following cobblestone streets past some of the city’s key landmarks.
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1-Hour Notre-Dame de Paris Family Tour

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.
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Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité Tour with Skip the Line Visit of Sainte-Chapelle Combo Tour

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Paris Private Tour: Romantic Tour in a 2CV

Grab your sweetie and hop inside a Citroën 2CV for a romantic exploration of Paris’ top sights. As you’re driven through the city in this classic French car, just relax and take in the beautiful views and charming atmosphere. Pass by landmarks like the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower and Louvre, and cruise through the historically bohemian Montmartre district.
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Best of Paris Tour: Skip-the-Line Louvre, Notre Dame and Seine River Cruise

Experience three of Paris' top attractions — the Louvre, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and the River Seine — during this 8-hour combination tour and cruise. Skip the line for quick entry to the Louvre, where you'll get a 1.5-hour whirlwind tour of the world-class museum. Admire the impressive architecture of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, both interior and exterior, then board a boat for an evening cruise down the River Seine.
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Paris Ile de la Cite Medieval Private Walking Tour: Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie

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Small-Group Notre-Dame Cathedral and Skip-the-Line Musée d’Orsay Tour

Visit two of Paris’ most iconic attractions in a single day. Beat the queues at the Musée d'Orsay and immerse yourself in the world’s largest collection of Impressionist art. An expert guide will lead you to highlights of the vast collection, including works by masters like Cézanne, Dégas and Monet. Later, explore the heart of the city with a guided tour of the Île de la Cité and the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral.
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3.5-Hour Private Paris Guided Vespa Tour with Gourmet Break

Zip around Paris in a retro-style Vespa scooter on this private 3.5-hour sightseeing tour that accommodates up to four people. Drive solo or sit in a tandem seat, and follow your personalized guide up the Champs-Elysées, hilly Montmartre, along the Opéra Garnier, and near the Eiffel Tower. Learn about the city’s history and architecture along the way, and stop for memorable photo ops. Previous scooter-driving experience is advised.
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Paris City Tour by Minivan, Louvre Museum and Seine River Lunch Cruise

See the best of Paris with a full-day tour that includes a guided tour of the Louvre Museum, a visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral and a lunch cruise on the Seine River. Travel across central Paris in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. This small-group tour size is limited to eight people, maximizing personalized attention from your guide.
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Private Paris by Night Vespa Tour

Feast your eyes on Paris’ illuminated landmarks on this private 3.5-hour Vespa tour of France’s enchanting capital. Perfect for travellers seeking an alternative sightseeing experience, this evening tour allows you to visit top Paris attractions, including the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Moulin Rouge, on an iconic Vespa scooter. You’re sure to see how the City of Lights acquired its nickname from the heights of Montmartre, from which you’ll see the entire luminescent cityscape. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
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Private Half Day Historic Tour

Discover more than 2,000 years of history on this private 4-hour tour of Paris. Take a peek at Notre Dame Cathedral; stroll the cobbled streets of the Latin Quarter, the Marais and Paris’s Left Bank; enjoy a coffee at Paris’ oldest café; and visit attractions like St. Paul’s church, the Roman baths of Cluny and Place des Vosges.
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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Dinner Cruise

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