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Iconic Paris - The Louvre and Notre Dame with Towers Climb

Iconic Paris - The Louvre and Notre Dame with Towers Climb
Tours & Sightseeing > Skip-the-Line Tours > Skip-the-Line Tours
$100
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Spend a day visiting 2 of the most famous and magnificent sites in Paris - the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. Our skip the line access will avoid you waiting in potentially endless lines at both the Louvre and the Towers of Notre Dame, and our expert local guides will lead you effortlessly around these iconic sites, bringing to life their fascinating art and history.

Start your day with a whirlwind tour of the ‘Top 10’ must-see works of art in the Louvre, and more!  You will of course see the mysterious Mona Lisa (and learn some of her secrets) as well as the exquisite Venus de Milo, the spectacular Winged Victory and many other of the most famous masterpieces in the world.  This specially designed 1.5 hour tour will ensure that you cover all the must-see masterpieces in the Louvre, as well as showing you other fascinating artworks along the way. Our expert local guides will regale you with the stories behind the art and artists, helping you to understand what makes these iconic works so special.


It’s then time for a break for lunch. Your next tour is just a short stroll away. On the way you may like to ramble along the Seine and browse at the ‘Bouquinistes’ or antique booksellers, a quintessential symbol of Paris set up along the riverside since 1859 and now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You could also explore the nearby Latin Quarter and visit Shakespeare and Company, famous bookstore and literary hangout.


It’s then time to explore the spectacular Notre Dame Cathedral. Begin your visit by following in the footsteps of Victor Hugo’s famous hunchback, Quasimodo, the bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and climb the 387 steps to the towers. Enjoy an up close view of the amazing gargoyles and chimera and see the belfry, home to  the 13 ton bell Emmanuel. You will also benefit from some of the best views across the Ile de la Cité and extending right out over Paris. Your guide will point out the major site and monuments, and offer you tips and information on the best ways to visit them during your stay.


Your expert local  guide will accompany you into the church and guide you around the interior, pointing out the dazzling rose windows - some of the largest in Europe - and the relics of Christ’s crown of thorns.  The construction of the cathedral started in 1163, and lasted over 170 years. Upon exiting Notre Dame you’ll have a chance to admire the grandiose exterior and hear the stories and legends of the many personalities bound up in the fame of the cathedral.

Spend a day visiting 2 of the most famous and magnificent sites in Paris - the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. Our skip the line access will avoid you waiting in potentially endless lines at both the Louvre and the Towers of Notre Dame, and our expert local guides will lead you effortlessly around these iconic sites, bringing to life their fascinating art and history.