This alternative free walking tour is perfect for those who are interested in the historical, Gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame and thirst to know more about this magical building. By exploring the artwork and architecture of Notre-Dame such as the gargoyles and flying buttresses, you will get the opportunity to understand its creation from a new perspective. After analyzing the cathedral the tour takes you away from the crowds and into older parts of Paris where you’ll walk along narrow streets and along the beautiful Seine. Get to know how Paris was created and hear fascinating facts about the city including ancient legends — true and false. Walk into the steps of famous tales such as the Hunchback of Notre-Dame and the love story of Heloise and Abelard as the guides take you to the forbidden city to survey the Court of Miracles. This tour is highly recommendedfor artistic minds and fantasy lovers.
Experience the world famous Notre-Dame in Paris and what makes it so special. Explore the streets behind the renowned, Gothic cathedral and go where the ordinary tourist usually don’t venture.
The tour starts in front of Notre-Dame where you can enjoy the cathedral’s magical appearance while learning more about its background and its architectural features in historical context. From there the tour heads to the streets towards the forgotten parts of old Paris for a walk along the river bank and to the island where Paris was born. Historical Paris and all its old legends will get a special discussion, whether they may be true or false!
The tour ends right where it began in front of Notre-Dame, where the cathedral can be enjoyed yet again!
This tour includes:
Notre Dame — Gargoyles — Court of Miracles — History — Storytelling
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The tour starts by Notre Dame by the statue of Charlemagne. Please show up at 5 minutes prior the starting time.
Things to note
Wheelchairs are not advised on the tour because of one unavoidable staircase.
Please not that this is a tip-based tour, you pay what you think it was worth to you. Walks-ins are always welcome.