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Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

6 Place du Parvis Notre Dame, Paris, 75004

The Basics

Notre Dame's immense interior—with its fluted columns, ribbed vaults, and prismatic windows—is a fantastic example of French Gothic architecture. 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 even subtle details.

The cathedral can also be visited as part of a full-day Paris sightseeing tour—itineraries typically cover places such as the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, and Montmartre, or include a Seine River cruise, and provide insight into the history and culture of France.

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Paris Highlights Bike Tour with Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame
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Paris Highlights Bike Tour with Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame
US$43.84 per adult
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We loved the Blue Bike Tour around Paris. I recommend this tour to anyone that likes to Bike!!! Very relaxing, enjoyable and informative. It was the perfect day. Thank you
DAVID_L, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

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Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
Mary_W, Sep 2021
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
The tour was great! Had a wonderful, knowledgeable, fun tour guide! Good value for the price of the your.
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Great Experience
Sabine, Aug 2021
Paris Highlights Bike Tour with Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame
Cecilia was very knowledgeable and fun. Great tour and although we were not new to Paris, we learned something new. Bike tours are just such a great way to explore the city
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Incredible Tour with Sylvanie
ecjeske, Sep 2021
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
We visited Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie with Sylvanie and absolutely could not recommend it more. Sylvanie was so knowledgeable, witty, and entertaining, and we learned so much from our tour. In addition to the locations advertised, we also passed by several bonus places like Shakespeare & Company, and Sylvanie shared “secret” info about the city, including street art that we were able to identify for days and days after our tour with her. The Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie are so rich with French history that we could not recommend visiting them more, and we would love to see Sylvanie again for another tour in the future!
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Perfect snapshot
Teagan, Mar 2020
Paris Highlights Bike Tour with Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame
Amazing tour and great tour guide Olivia. Get to see a snapshot of Paris. The riding itself is not very strenuous or difficult and you ride on bike paths most of the time. Perfect to see all the sights in one go with some historical information to go with it.
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Fantastic
Giovanna_S, Feb 2020
Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
Fabulous private tour with Bonaparte Tours. Maurizio was super knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He told us memorable anecdotes and brought history alive. He also added a unexpectedstint into the Conciergerie. Bonaparte tours have been amazing.
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Sainte-Chapelle
cindyrella3942, Feb 2020
Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
I highly recommend the guided tour. Our guide brought to life the rich history of Notre Dame and Sainte-Chapelle. His enthusiasm was contagious.
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Outstanding family friendly walking tour
MZeinati, Jul 2018
Notre Dame Quarter Kids & Family Tour with skip-the-line Sainte Chapelle
Must do tour. We're a family with 2 young children and we all enjoyed the tour. Even with strollers it wasn't an issue. The children loved the
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Had a lovely tour
F2636IIericc, Mar 2019
Notre-Dame, City Island and St Severin Church Guided Tour
We had a lovely Tour of Notre Dame. It ended up being just our family on the tour and so it was very personable. Our guide answered all our questions as well as provided all the information she had for the tour. Just is so much fun to finish seeing a historical place and getting more information and more details then some of the general audio tours. Just feel we remember the places more and the fun times we had.
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Great tour
seasonedtravellerldn, Jan 2020
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
We really enjoyed this tour, really informative and Sainte Chapelle was beautiful. Our guide was really well informed and pointed out interesting facts along the way
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Tour by the Seine
Dennispuffer, Sep 2019
Notre Dame Quartier Sainte-Chapelle & Conciergerie 2H Private Tour in Paris
The tour was excellent. We really enjoyed our tour guide Mauricio who did a great job. I was concerned that the tour would not be great because of the Notre Dame fire. However, Mauricio toured us around the cathedral and told us what happened and what the current status was on the reconstruction. He also gave us a lot of information about the cathedral. The tour of St. Chapelle was also excellent.
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This was a very interesting tour and...
Jesper A, Jun 2018
Notre Dame Quarter Kids & Family Tour with skip-the-line Sainte Chapelle
This was a very interesting tour and our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. She was a great storyteller and our daughter really became fascinated with the history and the area. I definitely recommend this tour.
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A Great Tour Guide
787MaryM787, Oct 2019
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
I highly recommend small group tours due to the personalized attention and the stories and details the guide shares. The guide was very knowledgeable and painted a vivid picture of what life was like in and around these amazing historic structures. St. Chappelle and Saint Serevin were magnificent. A good tour guide makes all the difference!

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.

  • Climb the 387 steps of the north tower, braving gargoyles along the way, for panoramic views of Paris.

  • Notre Dame Cathedral is not fully wheelchair accessible, as there is a small step to enter and a few steps inside.

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How to Get There

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. To arrive on foot, follow the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower for a one-hour walk brimming with Parisian highlights and hidden gems.

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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 simply admire Notre Dame illuminated by night. If visiting Paris in winter, head to Notre Dame right before closing to watch the sunset and see the City of Light twinkle.

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Gothic Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral may be one of the most famous examples of French Gothic architecture in the capital, but it's far from the only one. Explore more Parisian Gothic at the Cluny Museum, home to half a dozen impressive wall hangings; head to Saint Chapelle to admire some of the most beautiful medieval stained glass; or stop by Sainte Severin in the fifth arrondissement.

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