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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.

(UPDATE: Notre Dame Cathedral is currently off-limits due to fire damage)

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.
Address: 6 Place du Parvis Notre Dame, Paris 75004, France
Admission: Free
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Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

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Gain admission to more than 60 top Paris attractions with the Paris Pass—a flexible sightseeing pass that lets you access the best the French capital has to offer, such as the Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy entrance to Parisian showstoppers like the Louvre Museum, and Centre Pompidou with the 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6-day pass. Make the most of a 1-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour, Bateaux Parisiens river cruise, and unlimited public transport with the included travelcard. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit.
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  • 6 days
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US$ 157.58
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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Make sightseeing in the French capital easy with a Big Bus tour of Paris. Enjoy the convenience of hop-on hop-off access at any stop along the route, and soak in the views from an open-top, double-decker bus. See sights like the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge cabaret club, and the iconic Eiffel Tower as you listen to informative, English-speaking guides or audio-commentary.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 41.90
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Paris in One Day : Eiffel Tower Summit, Louvre and Seine River Cruise

Paris in One Day : Eiffel Tower Summit, Louvre and Seine River Cruise

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Hit all the Paris highlights, starting with a guided tour of the Eiffel Tower including standard access to the tower's summit. Follow up with a narrated cruise along the Seine River, a tour of Ile de la Cité home to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and a guided walk through the Louvre Museum. Enjoy skip-the-line access so you can bypass the Louvre's outdoor crowds and tour the artworks with your guide. 
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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US$ 220.85
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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise

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Ensure a memorable night out in Paris with a gourmet dinner cruise along the Seine River. Float past the city’s famed monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Ile de la Cité aboard a luxury Bateaux Parisiens riverboat. Soak up the magic of Paris from an onboard dining room while enjoying a gourmet 3-course meal. Please note that Champagne and live music are also included on select 8:30pm departures.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 94.31
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Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris

Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris

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Visit the three main attractions of Ile de la Cité on this guided tour of Paris' historical island on the River Seine. You'll pass by the Gothic landmark Notre Dame Cathedral, the Conciergerie, and Sainte-Chapelle, learning about the city's art, architecture, history, and mysteries from medieval times to the French Revolution. Skip-the-line access provided when available.
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  • 2 hours
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US$ 84.16
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Eiffel Tower Access, Seine River Dinner Cruise & Moulin Rouge Show

Eiffel Tower Access, Seine River Dinner Cruise & Moulin Rouge Show

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Soak in the splendor of Paris in one unforgettable night that includes fine-dining, sightseeing, and a flamboyant cancan show. Choose between dining at the Eiffel Tower and a sightseeing river cruise, or combine the experience with a spectacular dinner cruise along the Seine. Top your evening off by sipping Champagne and enjoying a show at the legendary Moulin Rouge.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 379.98
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Open Tour Paris: Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour

Open Tour Paris: Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour

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Finding your way around Paris doesn't need to be challenging, thanks to this hop-on hop-off bus tour. You have the option of one, two, or three days of double-decker bus access, covering various routes with stops at most of Paris’s most important museums, attractions, and shopping areas. And with your ticket, get all sorts of freebies, including walking tours and on-board audio guides with narration in multiple languages.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison

Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison

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The Parisian district of Ile de la Cité is packed with standout sights—and surrounded by the picturesque waters of the Seine. Cover the highlights of the stunning, history-filled island during an enriching guided visit. See the Conciergerie, where Marie-Antoinette was once imprisoned, and walk by the remains of the Notre Dame Cathedral (closed during reconstruction). The tour includes skip-the-line admission to the famous stained glass windows of Saint Chapelle.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 65.54
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Seine River Bistro-Style Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise on board Paris en Scene

Seine River Bistro-Style Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise on board Paris en Scene

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Make the most of your time in Paris with a combination of a cruise on the Seine and a 3-course dinner. This 75-minute dinner cruise allows you to see the main attractions of the City of Lights while you enjoy a casual meal. Relax into a comfortable armchair facing one of the boat's windows, the better to take in the view, and watch sights like the Louvre, Place de la Concorde, and Eiffel Tower drift by. Upgrade the experience to include wine or Champagne with dinner.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Seine River Exclusive Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Champagne at Paris Seine

Seine River Exclusive Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Champagne at Paris Seine

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This Seine River dinner or lunch cruise is a relaxing way to view Paris landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Admire the waterfront sights and pass under bridges such as the Pont Neuf as you savor a gourmet 3-course meal, paired with a glass or half bottle of Champagne and French wine. Enjoy exquisite cuisine and fine service aboard a La Marina de Paris glass-enclosed boat.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 86.14
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Notre-Dame, City Island and St Severin Church Guided Tour

Notre-Dame, City Island and St Severin Church Guided Tour

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Take a guided tour of Notre Dame a step further with the addition of a pair of powerful binoculars; use is included with your tour. You'll learn about the history of the famed cathedral through guided commentary and be able to pick out the elaborate details with the use of the binoculars. Learn about the rescue effort during the recent fire, developments in the reconstruction effort, and the expertise of the craftsmen who are working to restore Notre Dame to her former glory. Then, take a walking tour of Île de la Cité.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 17.91
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Eiffel Tower with Optional Summit Access, Seine River Cruise and Paris City Tour

Eiffel Tower with Optional Summit Access, Seine River Cruise and Paris City Tour

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Don’t miss the views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower at night, when the twinkling City of Light spreads before you. This evening combination package lets you experience Parisian monuments three enchanting ways: sightseeing by coach, cruising on the Seine River, and admission to the Eiffel Tower's first and second tiers. Orient yourself to top attractions like the Champs-Élysées, and Louvre Museum, and be part of Paris’ lively nighttime atmosphere.
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  • 4 hours
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Paris Exclusive Semi-Private Guided Tour with Louvre & Eiffel Tower Access

Paris Exclusive Semi-Private Guided Tour with Louvre & Eiffel Tower Access

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Get acquainted with Paris' most important landmarks on this Viator Exclusive VIP tour. With your small group of up to nine people, visit the charming neighborhood of Montmartre, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower. 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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  • 9 hours
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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise

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Enjoy a leisurely trip down the Seine on this Bateaux Parisiens river cruise. Glide past Paris’ world-famous monuments including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower and historic bridges like the Pont Neuf. Listen to audio commentary along the way to learn more about passing attractions. Cruise during the day, or choose an evening departure time to float through the enchanting city at night. Either way, it’s a fantastic introduction to the highlights of Paris.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Paris Your Perfect Day in the City Custom Private Tour

Paris Your Perfect Day in the City Custom Private Tour

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Experience Paris like an insider, and see the city’s popular attractions and secret hidden gems on a half- or full-day private tour that’s designed just for you. On this custom, private tour, you choose what you want to see in the city, and your ideal day in Paris is pre-planned for you, complete with round-trip transportation. Catch sight of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral or the Eiffel Tower. Whether you’re interested in history, art, food, or something else, your guide (who’s born and raised in the City of Light) helps you make the most of your time in Paris.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 171.66
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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise with Live Music

Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise with Live Music

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Glide down the River Seine while enjoying a gourmet 3-course lunch aboard a Bateaux Parisiens river cruise. Soak up views of riverside attractions like the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame and Musée d'Orsay as you dine on seasonal selections from an à la carte menu, accompanied by wine. Enjoy live entertainment and a welcome glass of Champagne for a bubbly beginning to the experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 82.37
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Seine River Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Paris Seine la Marina

Seine River Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Paris Seine la Marina

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On this Paris dinner cruise, glide along the Seine aboard an intimate La Marina de Paris boat, and enjoy a 3-course meal while admiring riverfront sights like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, and the Louvre. The glass-enclosed boat provides unobstructed views and photo ops, allowing you to soak up the romantic atmosphere of Paris lit up at night. Options are available to exclude drinks from your experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Ghost Paris Walking Tour: MONA LISA's Murder Night Game (Notre Dame, Pont Neuf)

Ghost Paris Walking Tour: MONA LISA's Murder Night Game (Notre Dame, Pont Neuf)

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Enjoy a fun and alternative way to explore Paris when you embark on this murder mystery adventure. Perfect for independent travelers, this app-based experience lets you start the game at a time that works best for you, and explore the city at your own pace. Using a series of clues, you’ll attempt to solve the murder mystery of the “Mona Lisa of the Seine”—and will spot many of the city’s top landmarks as you work to crack the case.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Paris Private Tour by Classic French Citroën

Paris Private Tour by Classic French Citroën

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Put a twist on the typical Paris sightseeing tour with a private drive around the city in a Citroën Traction—a classic French car. Inside the open-top vehicle with a retractable roof, drive through neighborhoods like Montmartre and the Latin Quarter and pass by major sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and the Moulin Rouge. Learn about the city from a guide as you go. Up to four people can fit in one car.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 192.82
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Paris Seine River 3-Course Dinner Cruise on board Capitaine Fracasse

Paris Seine River 3-Course Dinner Cruise on board Capitaine Fracasse

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Sit down to a 3-course Gallic dinner and pass Paris' top sites on this 4-hour evening cruise on the Seine River. From the panoramic windows of the dining room, look out at the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Ile de la Cité, Pont Alexandre III, and other glittering waterfront sights. Upgrade to include Champagne, cocktails, wine, or beer, and head to the top deck for open-air views of the City of Light.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Paris City Tour in an Electric Tuktuk

Private Paris City Tour in an Electric Tuktuk

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Experience Paris in a way few people have: aboard an electric tuk-tuk. On this private tour, you and your traveling companions have multiple tours to choose from, from short tours of central Paris to extensive tours that last a full day. Tuk-tuks seat up to six passengers, but large groups can rent multiple vehicles and cruise around together.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 97.07
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See 30 Plus Top Paris Sights with a Fun Guide

See 30 Plus Top Paris Sights with a Fun Guide

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Leave your map behind and follow me, your English showman, who will take you on exploration of 30+ top Paris’ sights. You will hear about and possibly meet some the legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Included in the tour, we will take in the incredible Eiffel Tower, a lively stroll through old Montmartre where Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso once lived, then upwards to the Sacre-Coeur for the best panoramic view of the City of Light. The show continues down with a view of the Champs élysées and the majestic Arc de Triomphe and not forgetting the Moulin Rouge we will experience a beautiful slice of French culture in the latin quater where you can pick up a snack (not included) from a nearby street market filled with patisseries. After that it's back on the trail. The English have over a 1000 years of experience in annoying the French, so I will be able to give you my personal insight on how to avoid certain embarrassing mis-understandings. Making this a super original experience.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Paris Full-Day

Paris Full-Day "Must See" Highlights Guided Tour

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Paris is packed with things to do and see, and this guided walking tour does more in six hours than most can with far more time. An elevator ride up the Eiffel Tower, a Seine cruise, pass by the Notre Dame Cathedral, and a stroll to the Louvre Pyramid are among the highlights.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Paris Seine River Champagne Evening Cruise

Paris Seine River Champagne Evening Cruise

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Paris is often called the City of Light, but the nickname only makes sense if you experience this historic city at night. On this scenic evening boat cruise on the River Seine, take in the sparkling lights of Paris, complete with stunning river views. Along the way, enjoy the bistro ambience of the boat, pass several must-see attractions like the Eiffel Tower and Grenelle Bridge, and sip a glass of champagne—included in the tour price.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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