Paris: Notre Dame Outdoor Walking Tour with Crypt Entry

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Learn all about the decades of construction of Notre Dame and the fire that almost destroyed centuries of history. Receive your tickets to the archaeological crypt of Paris and see the old city's foundations.


  • Discover the storied history of Notre Dame, dating all the way back to the 12th century
  • Learn what was lost and what was miraculously saved from the 15-hour fire in 2019
  • Hear first-person perspectives from your local guide about the tragic fire of 2019
  • Get the inside scoop on how and when the cathedral will reopen to the public
  • Enter archeological crypt beneath Notre Dame and see the original city of Paris


See what remains of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral after the 2019 fire, and marvel at one of Paris' most iconic and historical buildings. Tour the archaeological crypt of Paris and see the old city's foundations on this daytime outdoor walking tour. See Notre Dame, an unmissable stop when visiting Paris, and see what remains of the history, tragedy and bright future of this beloved cathedral after the devastating fire in with this Notre Dame walking tour. Learn how construction began in 1163 and took over a century to finish and relive the night when people all over the world watched in horror as the cathedral filled the sky with ash, hearing what was lost but also what was saved. Share in the story of survival thanks to the valiant rescue and recovery efforts of first responders. Walk with a guide around the scene of the fire, as they share first-person perspectives about this historic event. 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 that’s sometimes considered a place of good luck, just steps from the famous cathedral. Finish the 45-minute walking tour at the entrance to the archaeological crypt below Notre Dame. Learn about this unique site before going underground for a self-guided visit to the very foundations of Île de la Cité, the original Paris.


Entrance tickets to the archaeological crypt (if it is open) An experienced local guide

Important Information

  • On rare occasions, the Crypt can be closed for construction or maintenance. In this case, you will receive the outdoor guided walking tour only
  • The tour will take place rain or shine
  • This tour does not go inside Notre Dame. Nobody has been permitted to enter the cathedral since the tragic fire of 2019
  • It is a 45-minute outdoor walking tour of the cathedral area, followed by entry to the crypt beneath it for a self-guided visit

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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