An enthusiastic guide, will take you around the Place Jean Paul II in front of Notre Dame on Ile-de-la-Cité. They will tell you about the history of this iconic Parisian landmark that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During this visit, dive into the legends surrounding this sacred landmark built in a flamboyant gothic style, made famous by Victor Hugo's novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". Find out about the history of Notre Dame cathedral. After having been a royal church in the Middle Ages, it was where Napoleon I was crowned, and where the Magnificent was sung during the Liberation of Paris in 1944 as General de Gaulle looked on.
In the square, you can marvel at the cathedral's architecture. Admire the cathedral's façade, whose main door stands under a superb rose. Don't miss the incredible gargoyles atop Notre Dame. They look to be the guardians of the cathedral.
Once you enter, you can feel the peaceful, spiritual atmosphere that permeates the site. The depth of the church gives it a majestic character with its very large central nave. At the back of the church, you can see where the relics of the crown of thorns are kept. Scenes of Christ's resurrection are shown along the altar. All of these elements contribute to the magnificence of Notre Dame Cathedral.