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Tours from Home: An Homage to France's Beloved Treasure, Notre Dame

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1 hour

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Why take this online tour?

There are monuments of such immense importance, when fortune or peril befall them our reaction is that of joy or sorrow. On 15 April 2019 the world watched as the incomparable Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris fell victim to flame and fire. Not only did Parisians mourn, the world mourned with them. On this live online tour, join our local guide in Paris from their home only steps away from Notre Dame as they lay the historical foundation to this beloved cathedral and the clandestine meanings behind its art and architecture.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Engage with an expert local guide in Paris who will share the history, art, and perseverance of the Cathedral of Notre Dame
  • Created with Sketch.Learn the secrets to some of the Cathedral’s beloved art and how they have survived over the centuries.
  • Created with Sketch.Join in conversation with others from around the world and ask the experts all your burning questions.
  • Created with Sketch.Connect to this live online experience from the comfort of your home.

Discover this history behind one of France’s most cherished treasures

In the city of Paris, on the island of the Île de la Cité a decision needed to be made. The date was 15 April 2019 and Parsians young and old watched tragedy unfold - the historic monument of Notre Dame was on fire and from its rooftop, flames engulfed the nearby sky. The touching decisions made by brave rescue teams, those who refused to standby while a beloved symbol of France burned, changed the course of history that day.

On this live online tour, our expert guide, a local who lives mere steps from the Cathedral, will take you back into the past to establish the legacy of Notre Dame addressing how and why this holy site became not only a symbol of France, but a popular icon throughout...

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In the city of Paris, on the island of the Île de la Cité a decision needed to be made. The date was 15 April 2019 and Parsians young and old watched tragedy unfold - the historic monument of Notre Dame was on fire and from its rooftop, flames engulfed the nearby sky. The touching decisions made by brave rescue teams, those who refused to standby while a beloved symbol of France burned, changed the course of history that day.

On this live online tour, our expert guide, a local who lives mere steps from the Cathedral, will take you back into the past to establish the legacy of Notre Dame addressing how and why this holy site became not only a symbol of France, but a popular icon throughout the world. This tour is particularly wonderful for both young and old, addressing themes that are cross-generational, fun, and engaging.

Over the course of an hour’s time, our guide will take you around the exterior to share stories of its innovative construction and the clandestine purpose of its works of art - some that are unexpectedly interactive to those who visit the church. (You will be “in the know” when you visit with us on your next trip!) Discuss what role the French Revolution played in the iconography of the church, what architectural element was borrowed from ancient times but flourished under the genre of Gothic architecture, and who the church is dedicated to and why.

Then, well-versed on the exterior, pay homage to the interior of the cathedral where light in all its forms radiates. Inside, your guide will share personal stories of their time getting to know Notre Dame, and divulge hidden points of interest learned from their years working there. With an hour well-spent, understand why Notre Dame is considered “the best example of French Gothic architecture in the world” and why the fight to save it was felt around the world.

If the tour or date you are interested in is not available, please email toursfromhome@takewalks.com to inquire about Private Tour pricing.

Expressing gratitude to your guide through gratuities has never been easier—now featuring an online tipping portal!

All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

A view of Notre Dame.
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