Embark on a journey through Paris, where history resonates along the riverbanks of the Seine. Utilize the convenience of your smartphone to uncover iconic sites at your own pace. Your guided path will begin at the Arc du Carrousel, adjacent to the Louvre Museum, a place shrouded in tales, including the phantom of the Tuileries and the fabled barber and baker. The self-guided walking tour features a route stretching from the Louvre to Notre-Dame Cathedral, offering breathtaking views of Parisian landmarks.
The itinerary concludes with a hauntingly beautiful crescendo at Notre-Dame Cathedral on the Ile de la Cité. Audio commentary is synchronized with your movements, sparking to life at locations where history unfolded. You can pause and resume the journey as desired.
Transport yourself into a unique virtual reality experience at Notre-Dame de Paris, capturing the cathedral before and after its devastation by fire. View the grandeur of its former state through 360-degree imagery, from its nave to gargoyles, and witness the raw aftermath of the fallen spire and vaulted ceiling.
Included in Your Tour
- Mobile-guided tour: From the Louvre to Notre-Dame, with stories that add a sense of mystery to your walk.
- Virtual Reality Experience: “Rebuilding Notre-Dame” by FlyView, allowing a comparative visualization of pre and post-fire architecture.
- Transportation between activities.
Louvre Museum: In August 1911, “La Joconde” (the Mona Lisa) was stolen by a handyperson with a criminal history. The painting was missing for two years before being recovered.
Notre-Dame Cathedral: Following the fire that devastated its spire, the 850-year-old landmark is temporarily closed for repairs, speculated to span at least five years for restoration.
- Starting Point: The walk begins at the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel across from the Louvre. Closest metro station: Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre.
- Virtual Reality Activity: Occurs at FlyView’s location, 30 rue du 4 septembre, Paris.
- Languages: English and French.
- Tour Duration: Approximately 2 to 3 hours, at your personal pace.
- Smartphone Essentials: Fully charged device, installed app, internet connection, and headphones.
- Accessibility: The tour is self-guided. Assistance is available via provided phone number.
- Cancellation Policy: Full refund available if canceled at least 24 hours in advance.
Tips for Visitors
- Arrive with your smartphone charged and the required app pre-installed.
- Wear comfortable footwear suitable for walking.
- Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly as the tour is partially outdoors.
- If interested in the historical theft at the Louvre, consider visiting the area where the Mona Lisa was stolen to enrich your touring experience.
Self-Guided Tour from Louvre to Notre-Dame
- Audio tour accessible via smartphone
- Automatic commentary triggered at historical locations
- Freedom to pause and resume the tour at leisure
Virtual Reality Experience: FlyView “Rebuilding Notre-Dame”
- VR tour featuring Notre-Dame before and after the 2019 fire
- 360-degree imagery from inside the cathedral, including the nave and gargoyles
- Transportation between activities
Start Location – Louvre Museum
- The walking tour begins at the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, facing the Louvre Museum.
- Nearest metro station: Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (Lines 1 & 7)
VR Activity Location
- FlyView VR situated at 30 rue du 4 septembre, Paris
- Activities in English and French
- Smart device entirely charged, app installed, internet connection, and headphones needed for tour
- Activation code and app download instructions provided post-booking
- No on-site assistance; support available via provided contact number
- Length of the walking tour may vary between 2 to 3 hours
- Full refund for cancellations at least 24 hours prior to activity start
- No refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of activity start