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  • Notre-Dame, Île de la Cité & St. Severin Church Guided Tour

    1. Notre-Dame, Île de la Cité & St. Severin Church Guided Tour

    The monumental Notre-Dame Cathedral is one of the most remarkable Gothic cathedrals in France and Europe and is one of the capital’s major monuments. As a symbol of a city and even a country, its history is made of stones and men. On April 15, 2019 the main spire and roof of the building collapsed in a huge fire. By joining this tour you will learn more about the rebuilding of Notre-Dame and the next steps for its reconstruction. You will see the revival of Gothic Architecture and enjoy a walking tour in the Île de la Cité, the mythical place where everything began. Next you will enjoy a guided tour at the Saint-Severin Church in the Latin quarter, a great example of flamboyant Gothic Architecture.

    Lea was an amazing tour guide! She was friendly, welcoming, and knowledgable. We learned so much from her about the nearby monuments and Notre Dame. She also accommodated for our schedule and needs. She transformed our experience of these churches and monuments in this neighborhood of Paris. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting!

  • Paris: Family-Friendly River Seine Guided Cruise

    2. Paris: Family-Friendly River Seine Guided Cruise

    Board your family-friendly cruise at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. During the one-hour sightseeing cruise, learn all the secrets of Paris thanks to your guide on board. Listen to anecdotes about Paris and its inhabitants. Hear all about the architecture, history, monuments and bridges of the city. Secrets will be revealed, so be ready to be surprised.  A bar on board will be serving french crêpes, snacks, and drinks. Sit back and relax as you take in the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

    Beautiful tour, except the % of English guide info was very poorly and too brief.

  • Paris: Relaxing Seine Cruise + Walking Tour on Smartphone

    3. Paris: Relaxing Seine Cruise + Walking Tour on Smartphone

    Guided Cruise: Starting at the Eiffel Tower, cruise on a comfortable boat down the river for a taste of elegant Parisian life. Glide past the Grand Palais, the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Your guide will entertain you throughout the leisurely cruise with anecdotes and intriguing historical facts. The Paris cruise goes as far as the Institute of the Arabic World at the Ile Saint-Louis before returning you to the Eiffel Tower, and it's the most relaxing way to sightsee in Paris and is the only way to explore the city free of traffic noise and congestion. 1 City Tour of your choice: After your cruise, hop off to explore the stunning capital at your own pace with an audio-guided walking tour. Start whenever you want and follow the voice of your guide from the Rewind Application: all stories trigger automatically as you walk. Choose between 10 available tours in Paris s...

    I started with the walking tour, it was very interesting and clear. I chose the Eiffel tower tour starting at Trocadero, it was awesome learning all the anecdotes around it! I didn't know that someone tried to sell it a couple of years ago, that was incredible :) Then I went to the cruise starting point which was a couple of meters away from the end of my tour. The crew was very welcoming and I enjoyed my time on the boat! I had already done several boat tours on the Seine and as always I had a great time!!

  • Paris: New Year's Eve Sightseeing Cruise

    4. Paris: New Year's Eve Sightseeing Cruise

    Climb aboard a comfortable boat and enjoy the view of Paris on the last day of the year. Share a boxed snack and enjoy drinks as you take in vistas of the City of Lights and its many iconic landmarks. Your boat has a glass-enclosed observation deck, allowing you to eat and enjoy the scenery at the same time, while protected from the weather. Use your smartphone to listen to an audio guide available in 14 languages. See the dreamy nighttime skyline on the most festive day of the year. Admire famous sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, the Parliament building, Musée d'Orsay, Institut de France, Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Hall, The Conciergerie, the Louvre, the Obelisk, and the Grand Palais. The service ends at the foot of the Eiffel Tower at midnight.

    The o my thing that was not so good about it was the change of the itinerary without previous information. But all the activity was amazing, the gifts included were unique and the animated guides were incredible.

  • Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

    5. Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

    Get a unique souvenir of your time in Paris and take part in a photo shoot of your trip at locations tailored to your personal requirements.  Work with a professional photographer to create magical moments, and capture your travels in a contemporary and candid style. The photographers are hand-picked, highly experienced local experts who will share their knowledge of their city like an old friend. Receive a link to your own, password-protected, online gallery within 5 working days to download your professionally edited images for free.

    Amazing photos..my photographer was Alain and i can’t thank him enough, he took wonderful photos of my children. Amazing memories. Ask for Alain and you won’t regret :)

  • Paris by Pedicab: 1 or 2 Hour Major Monuments Tour

    6. Paris by Pedicab: 1 or 2 Hour Major Monuments Tour

    There’s so much to see in Paris, but you’ll find you can take in the major monuments in just 1 or 2 hours by pedicab with a driver that knows the city well. You’ll ride by the iconic sites of the City of Light, and listen to the commentary of your knowledgeable local guide along the way. It’s up to you to decide which monuments you want to see and hear about. The route could include the Eiffel Tower, the grand Champs-Elysées, the Cathedral of Notre-Dâme, and the world-famous Latin Quarter. See the Louvre, the Orsay museum, and the Opera. It’s your choice! In the winter, you don't have to worry about being cold, as you’ll be provided a princess blanket to keep you warm. There’s also a clear plastic tarp available for inclement weather, to keep you dry without obstructing your view!

    Jennifer was an excellent guide ! She took her time explaining history and making sure we saw everything we wanted to see. She also took great pics of us at every spot we wanted! Would definitely recommend her to others ! (She also had many great tips for the rest of our trip) MERCI!

  • Paris: The Mona Lisa Curse Exploration Game and Tour

    7. Paris: The Mona Lisa Curse Exploration Game and Tour

    Solve clues and unlock horror stories as you roam Paris' haunted streets. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you precise directions so that you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. After you purchase the quest, you'll receive an access code which you can use in the app. The quest will take you between 1-2 hours to complete, but there's no time limit which will allow you to have fun playing at your own pace. Throughout the quest, you will try to solve the curious case of Mona Lisa of the Seine, finding clues and encountering other spirits of the city. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or y...

  • Paris: Notre Dame Virtual Reality Experience

    8. Paris: Notre Dame Virtual Reality Experience

    “Step inside” the Notre Dame of Paris with a virtual reality experience that will make you feel as you were really inside the famous cathedral before and after the fire. Admire its vast central nave, gargoyles, bell towers, and the sacristy thanks to real life, 360° images filmed before the infamous 2019 fire.  Discover the incredible history of Paris’ Cathedral and get an intimate glimpse backstage using a virtual reality headset. Also, get to see the cathedral in its current reconstruction state and stand at the epicenter of the ruined cathedral, on the very spot where the flaming spire fell and crashed through the vault.  Be transported through a unique experience gripping with emotion as you witness the fractured marble and floors strewn with rubble.

  • Paris: Romantic City Exploration Game for Couples

    9. Paris: Romantic City Exploration Game for Couples

    Discover Paris’s fascinating history and attractions while solving clues around the city center. Experience the charms of the French capital as you embark on a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Follow the clues from one place to another to watch the secret story of each location unfold. Get all the instructions via email after booking and begin your adventure. Play competitively in teams or in a group as you solve the romantic riddles hidden in Paris. Explore at your own pace and sightsee along the way. Visit city highlights like the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, and the Saint Germain des Pres Quarter while uncovering the romantic tales behind each turn.

  • Paris: 2-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

    10. Paris: 2-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

    Journey through the heart of Paris after dark and marvel at the floodlit monuments of the "City of Lights" from a front-row seat. Board the open-top vehicle on the Champs-Elysées and set off to marvel at all the iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris and much more. Admire the glass structure of the Louvre Pyramid as you listen to an informative commentary by a live English and French-speaking guide or on the multilingual audio guides. Get a free reward booklet with exclusive offers and recommendations.

    Great way to see Paris at night with a final stop at The Eiffel Tower to watch the light show. Well worth it.

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What people are saying about Notre Dame Cathedral

I started with the walking tour, it was very interesting and clear. I chose the Eiffel tower tour starting at Trocadero, it was awesome learning all the anecdotes around it! I didn't know that someone tried to sell it a couple of years ago, that was incredible :) Then I went to the cruise starting point which was a couple of meters away from the end of my tour. The crew was very welcoming and I enjoyed my time on the boat! I had already done several boat tours on the Seine and as always I had a great time!!

It was a great experience. Our guide was very enthusiastic asking lots of questions and keeping the kids engaged throughout. She speaks in French but made the extra effort to say a few things in English to our son who doesn’t understand French. We also learned a few things and got to see all the attractions.

Amazing photos..my photographer was Alain and i can’t thank him enough, he took wonderful photos of my children. Amazing memories. Ask for Alain and you won’t regret :)

Very nice Family time. Great guide very crative with the idea of french songs included. I will recommend It!

Very informative. Extremely knowledgeable and interesting tour guide.