• Notre Dame Towers & Sainte-Chapelle Tour

    "Notre Dame was magnificent, and the view from the towers was absolutely incredible,
    but the best surprise was experiencing Sainte Chapelle."

    sergio, NEW mexico

  • Notre Dame Towers & Sainte-Chapelle

    "Notre Dame was magnificent, and the view from the towers was absolutely incredible,
    but the best surprise was experiencing Sainte Chapelle."

    SERGIO, NEW MEXICO

Skip the Line - Notre Dame Towers & Sainte-Chapelle Tour

Skip the Line - Notre Dame Towers & Sainte-Chapelle Tour

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Skip-the-Line Notre Dame Towers & Sainte-Chapelle Tour

Explore one of the world's most famous cathedrals and Paris' most impressive stained glass chapel on this exclusive skip-the-line tour. Not only will you visit and learn all about these two beautiful attractions, you will also be taken on a journey through the history of Paris; beginning with the city's Gallic origins as Lutetia and ending with the beautiful city we know today.

Originally commissioned by Louis IX as a reliquary for the Crown of Thorns, Sainte-Chapelle was built in the Flamboyant Gothic style in just 7 years. Our morning group tour allows you to be one of the first people inside Sainte-Chapelle where you will discover 6,458 sq ft of beautiful 13th century stained glass windows and see why it has earned the nickname "The Jewel Box of Paris."

After Sainte-Chapelle you will learn the remarkable history of Notre Dame. Heralded as France's greatest example of Gothic architecture, the cathedral took nearly 200 years to be completed and was the inspiration for Victor Hugo's famous novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. After a visit of the inside of the cathedral, stroll past the long line of tourists and enjoy your no-wait access to the famous bell towers to view Paris from above, and to catch a glimpse of Notre Dame's iconic gargoyles. Be sure to bring a camera because the sights are breathtaking!

 

  • Approximately 3.5 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Leisurely
  • Morning
    • Skip-the-line access to Sainte-Chapelle
    • Interior visit of Notre Dame Cathedral
    • Skip-the-line access to Notre Dame Towers
  • Adults €59.00
    Students (ID required) €59.00
    Children (4-11) €59.00
  • We meet on street level just outside Cité métro station (line 4) on Rue de Lutèce.

  • English
    • Notre Dame is an active place of worship and requires guest's shoulders to be covered inside the cathedral. Please wear appropriate clothing or bring along a scarf or cardigan to wear during your visit.
    • There are 387 steps to the top of the towers at Notre Dame. The stairway is narrow in parts with small windows. If these conditions will make you feel uncomfortable you can skip this portion of the tour. We usually ascend the towers last so you can leave the group at this moment if you would prefer not to make the climb.
    • Please wear comfortable shoes on this tour.
  • Approximately 3.5 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Leisurely
  • Morning
    • Skip-the-line access to Sainte-Chapelle
    • Interior visit of Notre Dame Cathedral
    • Skip-the-line access to Notre Dame Towers
  • Adults €59.00
    Students (ID required) €59.00
    Children (4-11) €59.00
    • Skip-The-Line Access

    • Fantastic Photo Ops

    • Entertaining Guide

    • Famous Stained Glass Windows

    • Gothic Architecture

    • Magnificent Views

    • Famous Gargoyles

  • We meet on street level just outside Cité métro station (line 4) on Rue de Lutèce.

  • English
  • 9
    • Notre Dame is an active place of worship and requires guest's shoulders to be covered inside the cathedral. Please wear appropriate clothing or bring along a scarf or cardigan to wear during your visit.
    • There are 387 steps to the top of the towers at Notre Dame. The stairway is narrow in parts with small windows. If these conditions will make you feel uncomfortable you can skip this portion of the tour. We usually ascend the towers last so you can leave the group at this moment if you would prefer not to make the climb.
    • Please wear comfortable shoes on this tour.
  • Approximately 3.5 hours
  • Monument / Museum
  • Leisurely
  • Morning
    • Skip-the-line access to Sainte-Chapelle
    • Interior visit of Notre Dame Cathedral
    • Skip-the-line access to Notre Dame Towers
  • Adults €59.00
    Students (ID required) €59.00
    Children (4-11) €59.00
    • Skip-The-Line Access

    • Fantastic Photo Ops

    • Entertaining Guide

    • Famous Stained Glass Windows

    • Gothic Architecture

    • Magnificent Views

    • Famous Gargoyles

  • We meet on street level just outside Cité métro station (line 4) on Rue de Lutèce.

  • English
  • 9
    • Notre Dame is an active place of worship and requires guest's shoulders to be covered inside the cathedral. Please wear appropriate clothing or bring along a scarf or cardigan to wear during your visit.
    • There are 387 steps to the top of the towers at Notre Dame. The stairway is narrow in parts with small windows. If these conditions will make you feel uncomfortable you can skip this portion of the tour. We usually ascend the towers last so you can leave the group at this moment if you would prefer not to make the climb.
    • Please wear comfortable shoes on this tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Skip-the-Line Access to Notre Dame Cathedral Towers
  • Skip-the-Line Access to Sainte Chapelle 
  • Guided Tour Inside Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Famous Stained Glass Windows
  • Gothic Architecture
  • Famous Gargoyles
  • Fascinating History

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    We meet on street level just outside Cité métro station (line 4) on Rue de Lutèce. 

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

    This tour is not wheelchair accessible due to the stairs to access the Notre Dame Towers.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Is there a dress code inside Notre Dame Cathedral?

    Yes, Notre Dame is an active place of worship and requires guest's shoulders to be covered inside the cathedral. Please wear appropriate clothing or bring along a scarf or cardigan to wear during your visit.

  • Expand/Collapse How many minutes prior to tour time should I meet?

    We request that all guests arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Due to the exclusive and timed nature of our entries, it's imperative that all guests arrive on time. We do not have the luxury of waiting for guests who are running late, or catching them up after the fact. 

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is the number to call if I am lost, and trying to find the meeting point?

    If you are having problems finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +33.1.85.08.19.76 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.

     

  • Expand/Collapse How many people will be in my tour group?

    For the Notre Dame Towers and Sainte-Chapelle Tour, we limit the group size to 20 guests per tour guide.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Are children allowed on this tour?

    Of course! We are always eager to host families on our tours.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Is there a reduced price for kids/students/infants/seniors?

    All entrance tickets for our Notre Dame Towers and Sainte-Chapelle Tour are with adult tickets and therefore there are no reductions. Infants (ages 0 - 3) are, however, free of cost.

     

  • Expand/Collapse How many steps are there to the top of the Notre Dame Towers? What if I am not capable of climbing the steps or I do not want to?

    There are 387 steps to the top of the towers at Notre Dame. The stairway is narrow in parts with small windows. If these conditions will make you feel uncomfortable you can skip this portion of the tour. We usually ascend the towers last so you can leave the group at this moment if you would prefer not to make the climb.

     
  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We offer 100% refunds on all tours if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within 72 hours of the scheduled tour.

     

  • Expand/Collapse My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?

    If you would like to book a larger group, please contact our Private Tours team at [email protected].

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Skip the Line at Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle Tour Reviews

Skip the Line - Notre Dame Towers & Sainte-Chapelle Tour  is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 133.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tour - Breathtaking Views Paul was a fantastic guide - providing informative narrative with a sense of humor. Saint-Chapelle is worth it simply for the amazing stained glass! And Notre Dame Cathedral is a gorgeous example of gothic architecture...it is awe-inspiring. We also did the tours, which provided breathtaking views of Paris as well as close-ups of many gargoyles. My personal fave is the 'bored' gargoyle at the top of the tower (see picture attached). Also in the tower is one of the original, HUGE bells -definitely worth checking out. Note - for the towers - be prepared to climb A LOT of steps, which can be narrow and claustrophobic...but very worthwhile!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much info! We had a wonderful tour of Sainte Chapelle and Notre Dame. Our guide was Paul, he did a great job and gave us so much information. We spent time together as a group and then had time to explore on our own at both locations. I hadn't realized that climbing the bell tower was included so that was a great surprise and it was well worth all the steps. The gargoyles are so awesome close up.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous! We did the skip the line tour with Richard a few weeks ago & I can’t say enough great things about it. He was a fantastic guide with such knowledge & passion for the beautiful sights that he took us to. If you’re considering using Fat Tire Tours, please don’t hesitate. Next time I have the opportunity to use Fat Tire Tours, I’ll definitely do it. Keep up the good work. Thanks again, Richard, for an excellent tour!
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enthusiastic & fun guide My husband and I don’t normally book tours but wanted some history on Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle. The tour was great and we loved every minute. He was full of information, enthusiastic and easy going. The group was only about 10 people which was perfect. Overall I would recommend.
Date published: 2018-06-12
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