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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
Paris Highlights Bike Tour with Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame
$38.25 per adult
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Thoroughly Recommend
Excellent value. 4 hours with a very learned guide. Beautiful way to see Paris back streets and sights
alan_r, Aug 2022

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Great for families
Marc_J, Aug 2022
Paris Highlights Bike Tour with Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame
The tour was perfect to get the highlights of Paris, it was a flat bike ride. We had a family of 6 with kids ranging from 9 -15 and all were able to do and enjoy the bike ride. We learned a lot at each stop along the way. Make sure you bring your own water, there is a stop in the middle to fill up water bottles. Much better than trying to walk everywhere in Paris.
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Norte Dame and Saint Chapelle
Romana_C, Aug 2022
Notre Dame & Sainte Chapelle Private Tour - Skip the line & Local Expert Guide
It’s great to have a guide who is very knowledgeable about his tour and passionate about it’s contents. I would highly recommend Romain Leduc for the Norte Dame and Sainte Chapelle.
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Great activity to relieve jet lag first day!
Paulette_M, Aug 2022
Paris Highlights Bike Tour with Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame
Great time riding around Paris. Bikes were light and easy to use. Guide was very good with all info and really enjoys his job. Lots of bike lanes since pre pandemic. Great first activity to help relieve jet lag! I would do it again!!
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Fun tour! Our guide gave...
tom_m, Jul 2022
Notre Dame Outdoor Walking Tour with Crypt Entry
Fun tour! Our guide gave us a comprehensive overview of the cathedral. He did the best he could despite the interior bot be open
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Engaging trip through history for all
Sean_D, Jul 2022
Notre Dame Quarter Kids & Family Tour with skip-the-line Sainte Chapelle
Marion Imbert was wonderful. She combined an expansive knowledge of history, interesting stories and empathy to keep our whole family engaged. She also deftly answered the other Paris and French history questions we threw her way. I would highly recommend this experience!
star-5
Great Tour!
Jennifer_W, Jul 2022
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
The beauty and history of the buildings brought to life through our tour guide James! Learned a lot.
star-5
Great walking tour
Alison_M, Jul 2022
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
Our tour guide was great! She knew so much and made sure that we all understood the history and significance behind the places we visited. I would definitely recommend this tour to others.
star-4
Radka was very...
Holly_M, Jun 2022
Notre Dame Quarter Kids & Family Tour with skip-the-line Sainte Chapelle
Radka was very knowledgeable. She was excellent. She was also kind and caring. I recommend Radka. Thank you so much.
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Great way to see Paris!
Lori_S, Jul 2022
Paris Highlights Bike Tour with Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame
Highly recommend! We had a great time and got to see a lot of Paris in a short time. Super friendly guide and nice small group to tour with!
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Private tour of Notre Dame
Gregory_W, Jun 2022
Notre Dame private tour
We had the best experience. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, patient with our questions and all around best tour we had on our trip to Paris. We highly recommend this tour.
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Sainte Chapelle is...
Kyle_P, Apr 2022
Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison
Sainte Chapelle is breathtaking and well worth the tour. Notre Dame cathedral is still under construction, but none the less still a great sight to see. Definately recommend this tour.
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Pleasant Tour
Linda_L, Jul 2022
Paris Highlights Bike Tour with Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame
Very knowledgeable guide and pleasant ride around Paris. They timed it out very well, so the pacing was perfect for bikers of all levels.
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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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Notre Dame Cathedral

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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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