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Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3731NOTREDAME

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Skip the line to climb the Notre Dame Cathedral Bell Towers and explore 2000 years of tumultuous Parisian history from the dark ages to the City of Light. By booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line! Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people on this small group walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
At Notre Dame Cathedral you will not only visit the interior of the church, but will also have the opportunity to climb the famous bell towers for astounding views of Paris alongside the gargoyles that have protected the Notre Dame for centuries.

Your small group tour begins with a fascinating walking tour of the famous Ile de la Cité, in the heart of the Seine River, home to kings, revolutionaries and those famous gargoyles.

Here you will 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, monumental organ and imposing bell towers are as beautiful as they are ominous.

Experience history unfold as your expert guide recounts the amazing history of Notre Dame from antiquity to today on this incredible journey into the heart of medieval and Gothic Paris. For a dramatic finish, we will skip the long line to climb the 411 steps to the Notre Dame Bell Towers for a gargoyle’s-eye view of Paris. The long queues can last up to two hours, so skip the line and go to the head of the tour.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs near the Ile de la Cite
Departure Time:
10am (arrive strictly at 9:45am)
5pm (arrive strictly at 4:45pm - between July and August only)
Return Details:
Concludes inside Notre Dame Cathedral

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10am Departure Tour Only
Code: EN1000NOBELL

Tour departs at 10am. Skip the line access to Notre Dame bell tower is not included in this option

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10am Departure plus Bell Tower
Code: EN1000

Tour departs at 10am. Includes skip the line access to Notre Dame bell tower

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Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour

  • Skip the line access to Notre Dame bell tower (if option selected)
  • Visit to Ile de la Cite
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jan, September 2014

Also great tour and guide!! A must as line was long!!

Reviewed by: samik_ban, August 2014

Tour was wonderful and our guide was great. We did a small walk of the island and then was taken to Notre Dame. The guide provided various minute details of architecture and history and all the while she was a very informative. The Skip the line is for the entry to the towers, where you need to ascend ~400 steps in a narrow spiral stairway to the top.

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Tour code: 3731NOTREDAME