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Notre Dame & Medieval Paris


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Discover the highlights of Medieval Paris through an exciting walking tour taking you from the small medieval streets of le Marais to the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral and the Conciergerie



Meet your private, fully-licensed guide and follow him/her as he/she takes you back some 800 years ago to a time when knights, dames, monks and beggars roamed the cobblestone streets of Paris. Imagine this now modern city full of dark narrow streets, horses, blacksmiths, butchers and… a magnificent cathedral.

The tour starts in front of Hôtel de Sens, one of the last medieval mansions still standing. As you make your way towards 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.

You will soon be arriving at 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”, but recently severely damaged by a huge fire where 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.

The tour ends at the Conciergerie, once a royal palace of the medieval kings and turned into a prison at the time of the French Revolution.

A game booklet is given to each child to keep them engaged and entertained during this 2-hour walking tour. And if all the riddles have been solved, the children will be knighted in the traditional way in front of the famous cathedral.


Key Benefits:

  • A discovery of the Medieval side of Paris, including Notre Dame Cathedral and the ancient city wallsnotre dame front view
  • An private, experienced and fully licensed guide
  • An exciting and fun-packed game booklet to keep the children engaged


Price per family (6 people max)


Book this activity

Duration of the activity 2 hours
Additional 1 hour guided tour of the Medieval Museum (Cluny) – (6 people max)
Minimum age 5 years
What is included:

-A visit of the exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Conciergerie

– A fun-packed game booklet for each child

– An experienced private guide


They loved it:

Enjoyed by Caroline and her family:We enjoyed this Medieval Paris tour including Notre Dame and the surrounding area with Marie and it was wonderful!