From the point of the meeting, at the courtyard, you will receive a broad base of understanding to this most remarkable Gothic cathedral in France. You’ll begin your tour with an introduction to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The exterior view of this imposing cathedral is a showstopper. Find out from the guide If you haven’t heard about the legends of the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and discover the gruesome gargoyles standing proudly on the outside of the cathedral.
After exploring the Notre Dame from the outside, Skip the long lines to enter into this impressive cathedral to discover and learn about the interior. Hear about the treasury that houses the holy vessels, ornaments and liturgical books from the guide and sees the 14th-century silver statue of the Virgin Mary, chapter house, nave and the painting of “Les Grands May” in the chapels. As the guide reveals the fascinating stories about the architecture, you’ll have the chance to also admire the famous and one of the greatest masterpieces of Christian architecture, the stained-glass windows and 3 rose windows.
After seeing the cathedral from all sides and visiting inside the cathedral, all you need to do is complete the experience of climbing the top of the towers. On the way, the guide will talk to you more about the Towers design and why it is one of the capital's major monument. The only way up is to climb 387 steps without elevators.
Once you climb to the top of the tower of the Notre Dame, you'll be enchanted from the panoramic view of the Paris city in front of your eyes. You’ll enjoy an up-close view of the amazing gargoyles and chimers that you saw from the corner of the street before climbing up to the tower. And this tower is also the home for the belfry, a 13-ton bell, Emmanuel.
As you benefit from the some of the best views across the lle de la Cite, the guide will point out the major sites and monuments and offers you tips and information on the best ways to visit them during your stay in Paris.
This tour takes about an hour-and-a-half, the perfect amount to listen and discover the cathedrals and climb to the top of the tower. You can also enjoy the view on your own and spend more time on the top after the tour ends.