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Paris Notre Dame Cathedral Outdoor Walking Tour with Crypt Entry
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Paris Notre Dame Cathedral Outdoor Walking Tour with Crypt Entry

By ExperienceFirst Paris
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When you come to Paris Notre Dame is an icon you cannot miss. Though it suffered damage from the fire April 15, 2019, you can still discover the history, tragedy and bright future of this beloved cathedral with our Notre Dame walking tour. You’ll learn how it began in 1163 and took over a century to finish. You’ll relive the night of the fire, hearing what was lost but also what was saved. Walk with your guide around the scene of the fire, as they share first-person perspectives about this historic event. You’ll 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. Finish your walking tour at the entrance to the archaeological crypt below Notre Dame. Learn about this unique site before going underground for your self-guided visit to the very foundations of Île de la Cité, the original Paris.
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Experienced, local guide
  • Tickets to the Crypte Archéologique (provided it is open)
  • Paris shuttle for convenient transportation, included with your tour.
  • Entry/Admission - Archeological Crypt of the Parvis of Notre-Dame
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance to Notre Dame Cathedral


Start:
  • Statue de Charlemagne et ses Leudes, Île de la Cité, 75004 Paris, France
    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.”
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 47475P26

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • PLEASE NOTE: This tour doesn’t go inside Notre Dame. Nobody has been permitted to enter the cathedral since the tragic fire of 2019. This guided experience is an outdoor walking tour of the area surrounding the cathedral, followed by entry (ticket included) to the crypt beneath it.
    • Take our Paris shuttle for convenient transportation, included with your tour. Copy and paste this link in your web browser: https://www.exp1.com/paris-tours/paris-shuttle/
    • It is possible that the crypt can be closed at times for construction or maintenance. In this case you will receive an hour-long guided walking tour around Notre Dame but you will not be able to enter the Crypt.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      Statue de Charlemagne et ses Leudes
      Île de la Cité, 75004 Paris, France
      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.”
      See address & details
    • 1
      Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
      Stop: 30 minutes
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    • 2
      Point Zero
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 3
      Archeological Crypt of the Parvis of Notre-Dame
      Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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      A great walk!
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      Thank you Tetiana
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      Wonderful walking tour
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      UNPROFESSIONAL BOOKING OF EIFFEL TOWER Paris
      AWFUL 😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤 Do NOT BOOK this shambles of a company…😡We had 24hrs in Paris and booked the tour at lunch on Thursday for the evening at 6.30pm at a high cost of over £300.The first time our teens have been to Paris and high expectations of seeing and learning about the iconic Eiffel Tower..the Viator app when we tried to locate our booking said “something has gone wrong” multiple times,the meeting point changed twice (being a door on a street(not very professional)so we wasted nearly an hour locating the meeting point , going back and forth to the Eiffel tower main entrance to ask their advice and suggestions that we had been scammed! we were given more instructions,upon finally another meet point address came up (again a number of a different door)it was then nearly 6.50pm and no one to be found.No your to be had. We contacted customer services immediately to report what had happened via email as no one answered when we called (automated)and were told that they had looked into it and would not issue a refund…even though we sent them screen shots of all the miscommunication and app glitch..this is unacceptable and needs to be looked into again. Regardless of the monetary cost, we wasted precious time on a tight schedule to sort this.We have travelled to many countries and fairly tech savvy (also with teens) and all of our other plans ran very smoothly with our hotel, lunch and dinner reservations and bookings to exhibition’s , using electric bikes etc. This all gave a very unsatisfactory taste to the otherwise positively memorable trip.
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    Lori H
    Phoenix, AZ2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    We booked two tours for our recent visit to Paris using this company through the Go City card. The Eiffel Tower tour was just OK. The guide was nice and seemed knowledgeable, but she did not keep the group together and disappeared by the time we had reached the second level. Several of us from the group looked for her for quite a long time and then continued to the top by ourselves.

    The second tour was walking around the outside of Notre Dame. We did run a bit late and tried in vain to catch up to the group. We tried messaging through the app, but the only option we were given was to reschedule for another day. We were leaving Paris the next day and the pass was expiring, so that was not an option. We were also told that we could not get into the Crypt without a ticket from the tour guide, which was a LIE. We scanned our passes and went into the Crypt by ourselves. AT NO TIME were we told we would be charged for not attending the tour. Four days later a large charge hit my Amex. When I returned home, I disputed the charge, and have since received two very nasty, condescending emails from the company - they cannot even get my name correct!

    I might have been OK with a small cancellation fee, if that had been disclosed, but to be charged almost $150 for NOT walking around the outside of a building is ludicrous!

    I do not recommend - STAY AWAY!
    Written 8 October 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. It would be great if you could share the name of your Eiffel Tower guide so we can find out from them what happened. We strive to add value to the experience with an expert guide to lead the group. We are usually successful in this as you can see by our reviews. Concerning your Notre Dame Crypt tour, could you contact us at info@exp1.com so we can look further into this for you. Thank you again for this review and we look forward to hearing back from you. Best regards, Russell
    Written 30 October 2022
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    John E
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    It was a walk around the outside of the building that required use of side streets to circumvent the construction. The guide seemed knowledgeable but if you spent the time in prep and took the time to read all of the site information on the many billboards surrounding ND, you could skip paying someone. We had the misfortune to share Paris with King Charles this day and others on our visit to Paris. Transport to and from was a real mess and the crowds seemed almost unmanageable. If you can do it, wait until Notre dame reopens and skip the Olympics. I can't imagine ever returning.
    Written 5 October 2023
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    Thank you for taking the time to report about your experience. I am grateful that you acknowledge that you liked your guide, The main reason to book with us is the added value of a guide. It appears you booked for a different reason, I hope the rest of your stay in Paris was to your liking and may you have safe travels always! Best regards, Nihad.
    Written 6 October 2023
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    Chrissy S
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Couples
    Sara with Get Your Guide is a friendly, fun, and informative guide! During the Notre Dame & Crypt tour, she included points of interest, as well as, restaurant recommendations and suggested other not-to-miss spots. Her enthusiasm is contagious. Def recommend this tour.
    Written 10 May 2022
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    This is wonderful to read! Thanks for joining us for this special experience and especially for taking the time to leave your 5-star rating! Tell your friends : ) And come back to see us soon, Linda
    Written 10 May 2022
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    George S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023
    Paula did a great job filling the outside portion of the tour with as much info on the cathedral as possible. She added a few other local points of interest close-by for more in depth, independent exploration later and delivered us to the crypt self-guided tour after the 1.5 hours outside. She speaks very fluent English, as well as French and her native Spanish. Being an actress as her "day job" she was very animated and kept the grandsons' interest throughout.
    Written 30 May 2023
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    Thanks a million for the shout-out to Paula! Thrilled to hear she aced the outside portion with loads of cathedral info and threw in some local gems for your independent exploration. And, wow, talk about language skills—fluent in English, French, and her native Spanish! Plus, with her acting chops, keeping the grandsons entertained was a breeze. When you're ready for another round of exploration and fun, we're here for it!
    Written 8 December 2023
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    Jacqueline N
    New York City, NY14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2022
    We really wanted to see Notre Dame despite the fact the actual cathedral is closed. This trip was perfect. It was a quick one hour guided tour around the exterior of Notre Dame and neighboring areas across the Seine. Our guide was super friendly and you could tell she loved what she does which always makes for a great tour experience. The (unguided) Crypt entry ticket was perfect and a great respite from the heat. We liked that we got to zip through that too as we were slightly pressed for time after so we did it at our own faster pace. All in all for what you CAN see at Notre Dame, this tour covers it. It satisfied our curiosity about what all was going on since the fire and we can't wait to see is restored on an upcoming trip!
    Written 26 June 2022
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    Thank you so much! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and we encourage you to let us know if there's anything we can do to deliver an even better experience the next time you visit us. Thanks again for taking the time to leave a review for ExperienceFirst.
    Written 27 June 2022
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    Makenna K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My friend and I did the guided walking tour around the Notre Dame through ExperienceFirst. Remi was a great tour guide you could tell he enjoyed doing his job and teaching us the things he knew. He started off by personally introducing himself and made sure to connect with the people on his tour engaging in conversations with them while getting from one point to the next. You can tell he loves what he does!
    Written 9 January 2023
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    Hey there! Thank you so much for your glowing review of the tour and our guide Remi. We're happy to hear it was a memorable tour for you. These types of reviews are why we love doing what we do! We'll be sure to share this with Remi.
    Written 28 February 2023
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    Jade A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As it stands you can’t enter Norte dame and I felt had we not booked a trip dedicated to it, it would be easy to see Notre dame and walk past. The trip was a walk around Notre Dame stopping at 3/4 places to talk about other local history such as Shakespeare’s bookshop, a historical church etc during this time information was provided regarding the history of Norte dame and the circumstances surrounding the fire. The crypt at the end was self guided but a nice touch to the end of the tour.
    I would say the guide was good and knowledgeable. As you’re walking around the sound of daily life could be heard, so sometimes it was hard to hear the guide. I would suggest just to gather the group directly in front of the guide so everyone can hear what’s being said, sometimes when we stopped to view other things the people in the tour were spread out.
    Written 5 October 2022
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    unagi17
    Fort Myers, FL8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Friends
    We had Audrey as our tour guide she was so friendly and knowledgeable very energetic great tips on traveling in the city and really knew what she was giving a tour about. The only thing better would have been to go inside Notre dame but because of the fire it wasn’t safe or rebuilt. The catacombs were not scary as I was expecting but also not like the ones you see in the movies. All and all it’s a great tour we learned a lot, the location was close to lots of restaurants and shopping. She teaches you about more than just the cathedral which was a bonus and tells you great spots to take photos! Also they give a very easy to find meeting point, the statue of Charlemagne, pictured below.
    Written 12 March 2023
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    Thank you for your review! We're thrilled you enjoyed Audrey's energetic and knowledgeable guidance. Your kind words mean a lot to us, and we hope to welcome you back for more adventures in the future!
    Written 23 December 2023
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    Florida traveler
    Boynton Beach, FL101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Solo
    Paula was my tour guide for the Montmartre walking tour and the Notre Dame tour... I so enjoyed her energy, her knowledge, and her style of sharing history, facts, and landmarks. Paula is informative, professional, and speaks with a style that makes you want to hear more and more and more. Like my other ExperienceFirst tours in Paris, time on this tour was well invested.
    Written 14 May 2023
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    Thank you very much for the 5-star review. It's great to hear that with you had enjoyed your tour with us.
    Written 16 December 2023
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    B H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    Maria was a great guide. You can tell from her delivery of the information that she truly loves what she does and has a fondness for Notre Dame. She had wonderful anecdotes about Notre Dame and gave a history of not only the church but the area surrounding it and information on its restoration.
    The one thing I will say is I was disappointed with the crypt portion, but that was my own fault. I associate the word crypt with burials, and the area is considered a crypt because it’s a subterranean space beneath a church.
    Written 30 December 2022
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