Fat Cat gets the Early Bird: Notre Dame

Cultural & Theme Tours in France
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Tour description

There is a reason Notre Dame is the most important character in Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Experience Paris’ most famous church at its most serene, as central Paris wakes up around it.  Learn about gothic architecture and why Notre Dame truly is a national French monument.  As we walk around Notre Dame’s island we will examine the major points in history that have led to the construction, near demolition, and ultimate restoration of this awe-inspiring cathedral. 

Start at the very heart of Paris, right next to point zero, the exact centre of the city! After a brief introduction to the city of Paris, enter directly into the Cathedral of Notre Dame before all of the crowds.  Your guide will show you why Notre Dame is such an exemplary gothic structure. You will get a chance to explore the church and analyse its stained glass, without missing the largest gothic rose windows in the world. After a thorough tour through the church you will move outside and explore the church’s exoskeleton, which was an architectural marvel of its time! Don’t forget to look up at the gargoyles either!

What's included

  • Professional native English speaking guide
  • Guiding tour of interior and exterior of Notre Dame before the crowds arrive
  • Small group of 15 people or less

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions