Discover the secrets that lie behind the magnificent façade of the mighty Notre Dame Cathedral. Start with an exploratory tour of the Ile de la Cité, the island in the Seine River that houses the cathedral, then enter the glorious Gothic building to explore the rich history and architecture within.
Begin with a walking tour of the famous Ile de la Cité, where you hear exciting tales of revolutions that were fought on this very spot. Your guide regales you with stories of the tumultuous history of this island located right in the heart of Paris.
Next, step into the breathtaking main vestibule of the cathedral and immediately see why Victor Hugo chose this as the setting for his acclaimed novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The flying buttresses, menacing gargoyles, soaring spires, monumental organ, and imposing bell towers create an ambiance that is as immensely beautiful as it is ominous. Learn the history of this most incredible of cathedrals from its construction to the current day.