You can make your way directly to the entrance of the Cathedral with skip-the-line access. You will be given the audio guide device at the reception, allowing you to discover the inside and outside of the Notre Dame Cathedral and Treasury and explore the Latin quarter.
Firstly, you will discover the inside of the Cathedral while listening to the commentary on the Transept, the choir’s Pietà designed by sculptor Nicolas Coustou, the choir with a sculpted wall, the Treasury which houses the holy vessels, ornaments and liturgical books, the silver statue of the Virgin Mary dating back to the 14th century, the chapter house, the nave and the Mays (large paintings) situated in the chapels.
You will then be able to admire the outside of the church with its impressive facade and three large portals, decorated with statues, which give access to the inside of the cathedral through two large wooden doors. You will also catch a glimpse of the famous gargoyles which expell the water from the gutters, keeping it far away from the wall to avoid it being damaged. You will continue your tour by exploring the Latin quarter. After listening to the commentary on the parvis of the cathedral, it is time to cross the Pont au Double bridge to quai de Montebello. You will bypass square René Viviani to walk along the historical rue Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre in the Sorbonne neighborhood. You will have a look at the Saint Séverin church on rue Saint Jacques and finish your tour with rue Galande.
At the end of the commentated tour, don’t forget to give the audio guide devices back at the Cathedral reception.
Departure from Notre Dame Cathedral*. Daily execpt Sunday at 09.30am and 10.30am and daily at 14.30pm and 15.30pm except special events.
Return: Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: 2 hours
Dress code: a correct outfit is required for the visit inside the Cathedral. Shorts, dresses with bare shoulders, miniskirts... are not accepted.
*Make your way to the entrance of the Cathedral with the voucher and proof of identity for the loan of the audio guide device (one proof of identity document per order).
The price includes
- Audio guide available in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Korean
- Commentated tour of the inside and outside of the Cathedral, the Treasury and the Latin quarter
- Skip-the-line direct priority access to security checks at the Cathedral entrance
- Individual interactive map with the audio guide device with an integrated postcard for you to keep
- An exclusive gift from the Cathedral: a static cling window decoration of the stained glass window
NB: This tour is on request, so once we receive your chosen date and time, we will check availability and then call you in order to confirm the booking and take payment. You will then be sent a voucher by email with your tour reservation number. All required information will be clearly indicated on the voucher.