Meet your private, fully-licensed guide and follow them as they take you back some 800 years ago to a time when knights, dames, monks and beggars roamed the cobblestone streets of Paris.
The tour starts in front of Hôtel de Sens, one of the last medieval mansions still standing. As you make your way toward Notre Dame Cathedral, you will see the ruins of the 12th century fortification wall that once protected the citizens of Paris from possible barbaric invasions, as well as charming medieval narrow streets. All the fun facts and details given throughout the tour will give you and your family a great idea of what life in Paris was during that period of time.
Then comes Notre Dame Cathedral. Built more than 850 years ago, it is one of Paris’ most iconic monuments. Once saved from destruction thanks to Victor Hugo’s famous novel, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, it was recently severely damaged by a huge fire during which the roof and spire were turned to ashes. As it is closed for renovations, you will discover the fascinating details of the exterior of the monument and its world famous facade.
Let your guide then take you to the Museum of Medieval Paris, Musée de Cluny, where Paris’ history is explained and where your family will keep on seeing astonishing things.
A game booklet is given to each child to keep them engaged and entertained during this 3-hour walking tour. And if all the riddles have been solved, the children will be knighted in the traditional way in the courtyard of the medieval museum.
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Meeting Point: In front of Hôtel de Sens
Finish: At the Cluny Medieval Museum