Notre-Dame & Towers Family Tour

Due to the fire which took place in Notre-Dame in April 2019, this tour is unavailable.

If you would like to contribute to the restoration of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, you can donate via the Friends of Notre-Dame. Your donation is tax deductible in the USA. Here is the link to their web site:



> Learn about gothic architecture while visiting the world’s most famous Cathedral

> Test your physical fitness by climbing the 422 steps just like the Hunchback of Notre-Dame

> Admire the most spectacular view of Paris while standing surrounded by chimeras and gargoyles

Tour description

Notre-Dame Cathedral remains Paris’ most visited tourist attraction. Its impressive architecture, rich history, amazing stained-glass windows, mysterious sculpted creatures attract millions of visitors every year, both adults and children. My tour of Notre-Dame includes a very detailed guided visit of both the exterior and interior of the Cathedral. You will decipher the meaning of its sculptures, you will discover the genius of its architects and engineers and learn fascinating facts about Medieval history.

After visiting the inside of the Cathedral, you will discover its bell towers by skipping the long line at its entrance. From the top of Notre-Dame, you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Paris. Don’t worry about being too tired as several stops can be made on the way to the top. After reaching 46 meters above ground level, enjoy walking the famous Chimera gallery just like the Hunchback of Notre-Dame. There is no doubt that you will take your best pictures of Paris from up here. Then continue to the Southern bell tower to see the Cathedral’s largest bell. Congratulations, you have now reached Paris’ roof!

The tour of Notre-Dame and its Towers is perfectly suitable for adults only or families with kids. However, this visit is not recommended for pregnant women, or people suffering from vertigo or cardiac disease.


Notre-Dame - Beautifully explained!

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I am travelling with my two daughters who are passionate with arts. Oxana relate all the informations on the history of french arts as if we are listening to an historian. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects. Even gave us the exact dates on art pieces we are interested with. She showed us all the highlights on our 1st day 7 hour tour. We even include musee d orsay on this day. Everything is very comprehensive. She speaks fluent English with very clear accent. On the 2nd day, she toured us to the Louvre museum. The tour to this museum was awesome. She has something on her sleeves that we dont have to go through the long queue. She gave us all the details on the art pieces thoroughly. She's very considerate, she gave me more time to look closer to the Mona Lisa. She even extend her time to answer all questions from my 2 daughters. To sum up, she is a Gem to the tourism industry in Paris. I would definitely recommend her to my family and friends.

Great Notre Dame tour for 7 and 10 years olds + parents

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For our 10 year olds birthday we decided to do something special. We found Oxana and did a private tour with her as a family of Notre Dame towers. It was such a memorable part of our trip to Paris! Highly recommend. She was great to make information easy to digest for kids, but at the same time, had more complex questions and details for the adults. Overall, everyone had a great time and left knowing so much more! Cant wait to return to Paris to do more tours! Wish we contacted her in advance to do a proper tour of the Louvre.

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