Get to experience Notre Dame,* considered by some to be the most famous cathedral in the world, is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture that took almost 200 years to build. Go on a fully guided tour of the greatest masterpieces within the famed walls of the Louvre. All these and more in this exclusive skip the line experience.
Spend your day enjoying two of the major institutions of Paris, the Cathedral of Notre Dame* and the Louvre Museum. Start your day in the heart of Paris where the city was founded, the Ile de la Cite, with a short walking tour of this beautiful island. Explore the flower market, recently renamed in honor of Queen Elizabeth of England. Stroll along the Seine River and admire the Conciergerie, prison and last home of Marie Antoinette.
Upon arriving at Notre Dame,* see its exterior as you guide explains both the construction methods of this monumental building, the first of its kind, and the many details on the faÃ§ade, before taking you inside the cathedral to show you the spectacular 13th century stained glass windows. Then it's time to skip the famously long lines and ascend the cathedral towers for some of the best views over the city, accompanied, of course, by the famous gargoyles!
At midday, have free time to enjoy lunch on your own. Then go on a short walk to one of the world's greatest museums, the Louvre - another must see for any visitor to Paris. Housing one of the world's greatest and largest collections of artworks, 35,000 pieces on show and another million in the basement, some of the world's most famous pieces are in the Louvre. Go straight past the long lines, through the crowds and straight to the best masterpieces, bringing the art to life with stories of the artists and their lives. Marvel at the beauty of the Venus de Milo and the splendor of the Victory of Samothrace. See Michelangelo's slaves, and of course the Mona Lisa, probably the most famous painting in the world.
This full-day tour will introduce you to two of the most iconic sights of Paris. Expert local guides help to not only to skip the long lines and navigate the crowds, but also to get the most out of your time and your visit, ensuring that you get the very best out of your day.
Our experience was outstanding in all respects. Booking and meeting arrangements worked effectively and the guides very highly personable and knowledgeable on their respective topics. I would certainly recommend others to undertake the two tours - The Notre Dame Tour and the Louvre Tour.
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Check in at Statue of Henri IV, Pont Neuf Paris
Walking tour of Ile de la Cité
See the walls of the Conciergerie where Marie-Antoinette spent her last days. Admire the oldest clock in Paris, dating back to 1535 and is still working today. Stand on the 0 km point in front of Notre Dame from where all French road distances are calculated.
Cathedral of Notre Dame
See why Victor Hugo selected Notre Dame as the setting for his widely acclaimed novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The flying buttresses, menacing gargoyles, soaring spires, the monumental organ and the imposing bell towers create an ambiance that is as beautiful as it is ominous.
Skip-the-Line Access to the Notre Dame Bell Towers
Whether you choose to climb the 387 steps to the top is up to you, but with its 13-ton bell and army of gargoyles, the towers are worth every step – not to mention the fact that they offer perhaps the most stunning view in all of Paris.
Free time for lunch (own expense)
Check in at the Arc du Carrousel
Guided Tour of Louvre Museum
Admire the medieval foundations of this ancient royal residence and gaze at the graceful Venus de Milo. See one of the Louvre’s most celebrated sculptures, Winged Victory of Samothrace. Continue to the Apollo Gallery, which houses the ornate royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV.
See Mona Lisa and Other Masterpieces
Marvel at Canova’s Psyche and Cupid and Delacroix’s famous Liberty Leading the People. See the work of Michelangelo in the sculpture hall and discover what makes Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa the most enigmatic portrait of all time.
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Price & Options
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
No mini skirts
No flashy / gaudy clothing
No clothing that exposes a large amount of skin
Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
You can book a maximum of 20.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our experience was outstanding in all respects. Booking and meeting arrangements worked effectively and the guides very highly per...sonable and knowledgeable on their respective topics. I would certainly recommend others to undertake the two tours - The Notre Dame Tour and the Louvre Tour. more
The tour guide Davor was very knowledgeable and interesting. He was informational but not to the point of boredom. Notre Dame Cath...edral was amazing! We learned a lot about one of the iconic sites in Paris. We had time for a nice lunch before it was time to meet our tour guide Violet at the Louvre. She was a fantastic guide and showed us things in the Louvre that you wouldn't have known were there if not for her knowledge. She was also helpful to us at the end of the tour by giving us information as to how to get back to our hotel. more
Aside from a bad beginning where it took 4 of us 20 minutes to find the meeting place because the written direction were horrible ...unless you spoke French and knew the area, the actual tour was great. Our first guide, Victoria, was personable and east to understand. She had good stories and knew her business. However, the second guide, Marvin, was absolutely the very, very best we have ever had. He knew his business (the Louvre) perfectly and spoke English like a native. His stories were great, funny and will be a pleasure to remember as we think about each exhibit and painting. I would give the a perfect rating if we could have found the meeting places! more
Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 18:30:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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