Discover the fascinating past of Paris in the archaeological underground museum buried under the forecourt of Notre-Dame.
Visit the underground museum of Paris, at the foot of the cathedral of Notre-Dame
Explore the first Gallo-Roman settlements of Lutetia
Follow the centuries-old development of the city through finds and reproductions
Discover the hidden world of the past of Paris, deep beneath the lively streets of Notre-Dame.
The archaeological crypt of Notre-Dame is a fascinating time capsule in which the remains of the first settlements of the French capital have been buried for thousands of years. Visit this unique underground museum in the heart of the city without queues.
See houses built by Gallo-Roman tribes, complete with ancient underfloor heating. For the Romans were great believers in warm feet!
Follow the course of the city from antiquity and the Middle Ages to the 19th century, with amazingly detailed replicas. You will also see the actual remains of ruins found during excavations.
Marvel at fascinating exhibitions showing the archaeological wonders excavated in this place and get a rich insight into the development of the city, from a small settlement to the vast cosmopolitan metropolis it is today.
Opening hours: Monday closed
Last admission is at 17:30.
There are no toilets and cloakrooms at the venue.
A security check is available. Suitcases and large backpacks are not allowed.
Free entry for children under 18 years, disabled visitors + 1 carer, job seekers & officials of Paris, all with the required credentials.
Reduced tickets available for local visitors 18-26 years.
•Skip-the-line access to the archaeological crypt of Notre-Dame
•Access to the exhibition
•Audio guide (available in English, French and Spanish for an additional charge)
Archaeological Crypt of Ile de la Cité: 7, place Jean-Paul II / Parvis Notre-Dame, 75004, Paris.
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