Notre Dame de Paris In-App Audio Tour – Outside the World's Greatest Gothic Church

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1 km
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Duration 45m
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
All audio tours and tickets can be downloaded to your device anytime

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Hosted by Ellen
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Explore the world's greatest Cathedral with this in-app audio tour
  • Learn about the cathedral's rich history
  • Discover how they constructed such incredible buildings back in the Middle Ages
  • Get inside the Cathedral before the fire through the video highlights
  • Learn what makes this Gothic church so special
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris is undoubtedly the world's most iconic Gothic church and a testimony to man's inventiveness. With little more than basic tools and simple arithmetic, medieval men constructed one of the world's most outstanding churches. This in-app audio tour will cover the building's history and construction, its reconstruction in the 1840s, and its sad destruction in 2019. Notre-Dame de Paris took 182 years to build but only a few hours to burn. But she will rise again, in 2024, to welcome visitors, pilgrims, and tourists once more. The cathedral burned on April 15, 2019 in a tragic accident. The exact cause of the blaze is still in question, but it was likely due to an electrical short. By the time the fire was extinguished, the building was severely damaged. Visitors can no longer enter the church, so this tour will take place outside the building. You will discover the rich sculptures of the façade and learn how to "read" them – they tell wonderful stories. You will enter the church virtually and see what it looked like before the fire. You will learn how the building was constructed, its main architectural features, and its rich history. Walk down the ages to the 12th Century, when construction first began.... In fact, this tour will start even earlier, with the Romans, the first to build a religious building on the site. Have a fabulous visit to an incredible cathedral whose history is almost as old as Paris itself.

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Recommendations for your further exploration of the area
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • Entrance to the Cathedral (closed for restoration)
  • Entrance to the archeological crypt (€9) purchased at your own wish
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Parvis Notre Dame - Place Jean-Paul II, 6

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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Meet the host, Ellen
On WeGoTrip since 2019
I am a friendly Franco-American tour guide with a passion for the history, art & architecture of Paris. As Victor Hugo wrote, "a breath of Paris preserves the soul". I share my passion with visitors from around the world through my guided...

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