Guided tour

Paris: Notre Dame Outdoor Walking Tour with Crypt Entry

4.3 / 5

81 reviews

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

Paris: Notre Dame Outdoor Walking Tour with Crypt Entry

Activity provider: ExperienceFirst

From US$ 37.68 per person

Learn all about the decades of construction of Notre Dame and the fire that almost destroyed centuries of history. Receive your tickets to the archaeological crypt of Paris and see the old city's foundations.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the storied history of Notre Dame, dating all the way back to the 12th century
  • Learn what was lost and what was miraculously saved from the 15-hour fire in 2019
  • Hear first-person perspectives from your local guide about the tragic fire of 2019
  • Get the inside scoop on how and when the cathedral will reopen to the public
  • Enter archeological crypt beneath Notre Dame and see the original city of Paris
Full description

See what remains of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral after the 2019 fire, and marvel at one of Paris' most iconic and historical buildings. Tour the archaeological crypt of Paris and see the old city's foundations on this daytime outdoor walking tour.

See Notre Dame, an unmissable stop when visiting Paris, and see what remains of the history, tragedy and bright future of this beloved cathedral after the devastating fire in with this Notre Dame walking tour.

Learn how construction began in 1163 and took over a century to finish and relive the night when people all over the world watched in horror as the cathedral filled the sky with ash, hearing what was lost but also what was saved.

Share in the story of survival thanks to the valiant rescue and recovery efforts of first responders. Walk with a guide around the scene of the fire, as they share first-person perspectives about this historic event.

Admire the iconic features of the well-known facade, including the towers and legendary gargoyles, reliving the moments when their survival was uncertain.

Get as close as possible to Point Zero, the geographic center of Paris that’s sometimes considered a place of good luck, just steps from the famous cathedral.

Finish the 45-minute walking tour at the entrance to the archaeological crypt below Notre Dame. Learn about this unique site before going underground for a self-guided visit to the very foundations of Île de la Cité, the original Paris.

Includes
  • Entrance tickets to the archaeological crypt (if it is open)
  • An experienced local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Tour guide for crypt portion of the tour
  • Tips
  • Entrance to Notre Dame Catherdral
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

If you are facing the crypt and Notre Dame, the meeting point is on the right side, next to the Statue of Charlemagne. For easy navigation, paste the following coordinates into Google Maps: 48.85315934616719, 2.3482103769428857. Your guide will be holding an orange sign that says “ExperienceFirst.”

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • On rare occasions, the Crypt can be closed for construction or maintenance. In this case, you will receive the outdoor guided walking tour only
  • The tour will take place rain or shine
  • This tour does not go inside Notre Dame. Nobody has been permitted to enter the cathedral since the tragic fire of 2019
  • It is a 45-minute outdoor walking tour of the cathedral area, followed by entry to the crypt beneath it for a self-guided visit
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 81 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Blame me for not reading the small print so I didn’t realise absolutely none of notre dame is open since the fire. It’s a 30 year project after it happened to refurb the beautiful building . Perhaps it shouldn’t be advertised as a tour of notre dame though as clearly that won’t be happening for a long time so it should be ‘front and centre’ on the website . That said , the tour guide was fabulous - well informed and very witty so it was good fun. Essentially though the tour was advertised as 2 hours and it was only 45 mins walking round the outskirts of the cathedral. Perhaps a price reduction would be appropriate as it’s not a full tour. Still interesting though and we still tipped for a quality guide

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October 16, 2022

Wow! So much positive energy and passion for what they do! My tour guide was informative and pleasant (I would have loved to keep her for our whole visit) at the initial meeting point we were greeted by a gentleman who lent my son his personal umbrella to block the son. Good people who enjoy what they do. my 9 year old son retained so much from the tour referencing back to things he learned throughout the trip. I would recommend this tour for everyone.

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June 12, 2022

lots of great information

November 22, 2022

Product ID: 411810