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After Hours Notre Dame Cathedral Tour with Tower Access

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Key Highlights

  • Avoid the day time crowd. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral after public opening hours
  • Climb the famous Towers of Notre-Dame and enjoy panoramic views of Paris
  • An English speaking guide will cover the major highlights of the monument
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Jul 16 - 31 Oct 16: Monday


    90 minutes

    Start time

    01 Jul 16 - 31 Aug 16: 6:30pm & 7:00pm
    01 Sep 16 - 30 Sep 16: 7:00pm
    01 Oct 16 - 31 Oct 16: 5:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Meet your guide in front of the entrance of the Towers, Rue du Cloitre Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris
    Address: Rue du Cloitre Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris
    Metro: Cité (Line 4), Saint-Michel (Line 4), Hotel de Ville (Line 1, Line 11)
    Bus: 21, 38, 47, 85, 96

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Visit one of the most popular Paris sites when you will find the least number of visitors. This unique after hours Notre Dame Cathedral Tour gives you an advantage over other groups as it avoids the hectic daytime opening hours and takes you there in the evening, giving you the chance to discover the history and architecture of the monument to the fullest.

    A gothic masterpiece, the Notre Dame Cathedral is listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The construction of the cathedral took two centuries. Victor Hugo, a fervent admirer of the building and outraged at its miserable state, wrote the famous The Hunchback of Notre Dame, thereby helping to revive the monument.

    Visit the famous forecourt and be amazed by the architecture of the façade, which 43m wide and 69m high. An English speaking guide will escort you to the major highlights of the monument, including the upper room, the gallery of chimeras and the famous Strigoi.

    The major highlight of the tour are the famous towers, which you will enter once they are closed to the public. After climbing over 400 steps, you will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Paris.


    To begin your After Hours Notre Dame Cathedral Tour, meet your guide in front of the entrance of the Towers, Rue du Cloitre Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris.

    This premium tour gives you a unique opportunity to visit the Notre Dame Tower in the evening when is it only open to your group and closed to the public.

    Notre Dame Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris and is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. The Cathedral was built over the course of two centuries.

    Your English speaking guide, will lead you to the forecourt featuring three wide portals. You will be amazed to see the Gallery of Kings placed above the portals, which consists of 28 statues of Judean Kings and higher up are the famous gargoyles and grotesques. You will also visit the upper room, the gallery of chimeras and the famous Strigoi. Your guide will point out the major highlights of the monument and share its history.

    Next, you will enter the main highlight of the tour, that is, the famous towers. Climb 400 steps to reach the top and enjoy panoramic views over Paris illuminated under the evening sky.

    After spending some time at the top, you will conclude your tour at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Guided tour in English
    • Entry ticket to Notre Dame Cathedral and Tower
    • Privileged after-hours access to the Towers of Notre Dame


    • Personal expenses
    • Transfers
    • Tips
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Due to works, access to the South belfry and Emmanuel bell is closed until further notice.

    There is no cloakroom and no elevator to reach the top. You will need to climb 422 steps to reach the summit.

    Due to narrow stairs and some passages, this tour is not recommended for pregnant women and people who are claustrophobic.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are traveling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Maximum number of persons on the tour: 25