Among the gargoyles atop Notre Dame, you can see more of Paris’ beauty than from any other part of the city – and with our Skip-the-Line access to the church’s famous bell towers, you can see it all without waiting in line. Tour Île de la Cité and see buildings that date back to the founding of medieval Paris. Then, open your senses to the delights of the flower market before an extensive tour of Notre Dame cathedral itself. The panoramic view from the bell tower is the cherry on top of a tour that opens the heart of Paris to you..
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ile de la Cite, Paris, Ile-de-FranceYour tour begins with a guided walk around Île de la Cité, to see the buildings that date back to the founding of medieval Paris. Your expert, English-speaking guide will show you remnants of the original royal palace: the Conciergerie, which went on to become an infamous prison during the French Revolution. Next, you’ll see Sainte-Chapelle, a church built by Louis IX to house relics of Jesus’ crucifixion.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Seine River, Paris, Ile-de-FrancePassingStop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, Ile-de-FranceSince 1830, a flower market has thrived between Sainte-Chapelle and Notre Dame, giving you a chance to pause and reflect before the highlight of the tour. After you’ve explored the medieval origins of Paris, you’ll make your way to Notre Dame, one of largest and most famous churches in the world, and surely the most iconic example of French Gothic architecture. As you tour both the outside and inside, admiring the stained-glass windows and famed flying buttresses, your guide will share stories of the church’s construction – and its restoration after it was damaged in the Revolution.Then it’s finally time to skip the line and climb the winding staircase up the bell tower (Please make sure you choose this option when booking!). Here you’ll meet the gargoyles – characterful carven water-spouts that need to be seen up close to be truly appreciated. With Paris stretching away below you, clear from Sacre Coeur to the Eiffel Tower, you’ll understand why Notre Dame is considered the heart of Paris and the center of France.Duration: 2 hours