Paris: Notre Dame Exterior Tour with Crypt Entry

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Learn about the history of Notre Dame with a guided tour outside of the iconic structure. Then, enter the archaeological crypt beneath the basilica and see the old city's foundations.


  • Hear first-person perspectives from your local guide about the burnings of 2019
  • be transported to history during the construction and evolution of Notre Dame
  • learn about paris and its surroundings.
  • Entry to archaeological crypt beneath Notre Dame


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 façade, 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.


Guide Crypt entry

Important Information

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. This tour will take place rain or shine.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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