Notre Dame and the Archeological Crypt experience

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Notre Dame & Archeological Crypt Experience
Notre Dame & Archeological Crypt Experience
Notre Dame & Archeological Crypt Experience
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    This attraction requires advanced booking.

What you'll do

Take a journey of ruin, rebirth and remembrance at this French icon and descend into its fascinating crypt deep below

Experience Notre Dame Cathedral & the Archeological Crypt with The Paris Pass®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • An expert guide takes you on a 1-hour tour outside Notre Dame.
  • This is followed by a self-guided tour into the crypt.
  • Hear local stories of the tragedy of the 2019 blaze that caused so much damage.
  • Get the inside scoop on how and when the cathedral will reopen...

Please note that you cannot enter Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris due to fire damage. The tour takes place outside the cathedral.

There are certain sights in Paris that must not be missed, and Notre Dame is one of them. This striking cathedral was begun in 1163 and took over a century to complete. Despite the major fire that damaged much of the cathedral in April 2019, its splendor is still very much intact.



Along this walking tour, your guide will take you around the scene of the fire and share first-person perspectives about this historic event. You’ll 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.

What's more, you'll also get to admire the stunning facade of the building and its incredible exterior architecture, including its legendary gargoyles.

Your guide will also direct your attention towards Point Zero, the geographic center of Paris that’s considered a place of good luck, located in the square outside the cathedral. Though you cannot enter the square, for now, you can see it from afar.

Then your guide will lead you to the entrance to the crypt, where, following your guided tour, you will be given access below Notre Dame. You'll take a self-guided visit to the very foundations of Île de la Cité, the original city of Paris.

The cathedral's captivating architecture speaks. Every archway, every stained glass window, every gargoyle tells a tale. Visit and let the cathedral's grandeur whisk you back to medieval times. It's a journey, not just a visit. Don't miss out, get your discounted tickets through The Paris Pass®.

Notre Dame Cathedral Highlights

  • Notre Dame in Paris famous façade with its iconic towers and legendary gargoyles that survived the blaze
  • Point Zero - a glimpse of the geographic center of Paris
  • The south side of the cathedral where you’ll see magnificent flying buttresses and the empty space where the famous spire fell in the blaze
  • Archaeological crypt of Île de la Cité to discover on your own
  • Gaze upon Notre Dame Cathedral, a treasure of Paris. In its heart, lies history so rich that it speaks volumes. Standing firm since the 12th century, it's a symbol of resilience, enduring fires and wars.


Know before you go

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Booking required

This attraction requires advanced booking.

Getting in: meet your guide in the square outside Notre Dame - Place Jean-Paul II Parvis and present your pass and booking information for scanning.

For more information visit the ExperienceFirst website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Until March 24:
Thursday -  Sunday: 1PM & 2:30PM

From March 24:
Tuesday - Sunday:
 1PM & 2:30PM

Closings & holidays

January 1
May 1
December 25

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days of your purchase date.

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