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Notre Dame, Medieval Paris & The Medieval Museum

Discover Notre Dame Cathedral and the medieval side of Paris including the medieval Museum.
Cultural Visit
3 hours
Private Certified Guide
Game Booklet included

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.

View a short video of our Notre Dame & Medieval Paris tour now.

Meeting Point: In front of Hôtel de Sens
Finish: At the Cluny Medieval Museum

5 years
3 Hours
A private, fully licensed guide who knows how to keep the children engaged
A visit of the exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral
Entrance tickets to the Cluny Medieval Museum
A game booklet, knighting ceremony and gift for each child
Drinks and snacks
Tips & additional purchases such as souvenirs
Hotel de Sens, one of the most beautiful mansions of the Middle Ages still standing in Paris (exterior)
The Philippe Auguste city walls ruins, used to protect Paris against invasions 8 centuries ago
Narrow medieval streets and houses
Notre Dame Cathedral (outside)
The Cluny Medieval Museum of Paris

Is this tour private?

Yes, it is. No one else will be joining your private tour, and you will have your own private guide throughout the visit. However, there will be other people visiting the Medieval Museum at the same time.

Is there a lot of walking during the tour?

Because our tours are designed for families with children, we make sure the distances are not too long. Besides, there are bakeries and ice-cream stores along the way, so you’ll be able to treat your children to something sweet during the tour if you want. That will keep them going!

Are the parents staying with the children or separated?

We always promote a family-bonding moment, where parents and children enjoy an activity together as a family. So, parents and children will not be separated. However, if you choose to send your children on this activity alone, it is possible, provided that a babysitter accompanies the children regardless of the age, for insurance purposes (our guides are not responsible for the children).

Is it suitable for kids under 6 years old?

We recommend this walking tour for kids aged 6 or older, because they must know how to read and write in order to enjoy the fun-filled game booklet. Younger kids can join and they will enjoy it, but they won’t be able to play the game, unless a parent or older sibling helps.

Will we have to wait in line?

Since Notre Dame Cathedral is currently closed for renovations following the fire that severely damaged it in April 2019, you will not have to line up to go inside. There are short security check lines at the Cluny Medieval Museum which are unavoidable.

Can I bring a stroller or a wheelchair?

Yes, since it is mostly an outdoor walking tour, it is stroller and wheelchair friendly. But sidewalks are quite narrow in some streets, and the cobblestones can be quite uncomfortable.

What happens if it rains?

The tour will take place, even if it rains. Just make sure you bring an umbrella or a rain jacket. It will only be cancelled if there is a real danger.

Will my teenage kids like the tour?

Sure they will. They might not want to have the game booklet, but since it is a private tour, our professional guide will adapt their speech to keep your teenagers engaged and entertained throughout the tour.
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