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Notre Dame Cathedral

6 place du Parvis Notre-Dame | Ile de la Cité, 75004 Paris, France (Notre Dame / Marais)
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Churches/ Cathedrals
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This famous cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture on which construction began in the 12th century, stands on the Île de la Cité and is the... more » Owner description: This famous cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture on which construction began in the 12th century, stands on the Île de la Cité and is the symbolic heart of the city. « less
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This place is so beautiful. I've been here twice and still am in awe of its beauty. Try to go in the early morning or later in the day as the lines get really long. Def a must see in Paris. It's free-no excuses!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Pretty close to gare du nord so you can place this at the end/start of your paris tour. Its free to go inside and has a stunning ceiling and beautiful stained glass. Its just beautiful to look at. An extra €8 and you can go on the top its worth paying for. The views are pretty good but the queues... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Make sure to book a tour with a local group (City Wonder or Easy Pass Tours) to avoid the lines. You can have a wonderful view of Paris from the top. It's a bit of a walk up so make sure you are ready for that -- small winding staircase.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

As you face the two towers you queue up on the left hand side and they open at 10am. Lots of steps and then walk across between the two and go up to the 2nd tower (which is number limited as you have to come back to the main stair). The church itself is free to enter from the right... More

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful cathedral. Its gothic architecture is astonishing. The line may seem long, but in reality it goes by fast

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We saw it from the outside on our bicycle rickshaw tour and had to come back. We toured the grounds and went inside to see the classic church. Beautiful and stately. We then walked around and studied the incredible architecture. Massive and elegant. We went to the bridge and took numerous pictures of the cathedral and how it sat along... More

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Redland City, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

On Must see list for anyone visiting Paris. Get there early and the queues are shorter, but the free entry ensures they move quickly. Wonderful architecture inside and out, great place to see.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Absolute stunning Stained glass windows, to take part in service if you wish. Lots of history well documented. Sit and contemplate your next move in life.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Long queue that moves fast. Very impressive. Excellent display within of the cathedrals evolution. Silence must be observed inside especially when services on.

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Oak Park, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was the first place we visited on our trip to Paris, and is still among the most memorable. We got there a bit late in the day at the height of the summer tourist season - mid-August - so it was obviously very crowded. Skip the long line that is waiting to climb up to the towers (which requires... More

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