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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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Ranked #9 of 735 attractions in Paris
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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167 reviews 167 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This church is so impressive. Beautiful stain glass windows and impressive architecture. Mass was going on when we entered and you were still allowed to walk around and light candles. Definitely worth the visit.

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Superior, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Notre Dame Cathedral is a beautiful place and a must see. We took the waterbus down there which it drops you off right in front!

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San Gabriel, California
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65 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

At a loss to chose the right word to describe my experience visiting this Cathedral. Architecture, stained glass, vaulted ceiling, buttresses. This was truly a lifetime experience to stand in awe on both the outside and inside of this Cathedral and to comprehend that I was actually experiencing it in person. A must destination when in Paris.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is open quite early...check timings on the internet. On my last day decided I had to visit the Notre Dame so being a Sunday went there early in the morn. reached there by around 8.30 am and contrary to what I heard there was no queue or line whatsover. Peaceful and walked in easily. Saw the whole cathedral... More

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Rochester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

You might spend one to one an a half hours here just inside. There is a separate line outside to go to the roof. Get the audio its worth it. My husband watched my seven yr.old son while I listened. My seven yr. old like it and had a lot of questions but got bored after a while.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

The cathedral and the towers are amazing. The Rose windows are beautiful and should be admired when the sun is low enough to shine directly through them. The line to the towers is both confusing (it says the tickets are in the interior, but they don't mention they tickets are in the interior of the towers and not the church.... More

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Assuming everything that can be has been written 1about his I will offer some suggestions - 1. Get a FREE guide outside to explain the west front and take you inside. 2. Prepare to wait a LONG time if you join the line to walk up the tower. 3. Photography inside is very difficult as lighting is kept to a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

GO to the dome, visit it! The wait is completely worthy, and you have one of the greatest views of the city there, and of course visit the church, it's stunning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This cathedral is breathtaking. It was so much more than I expected. The grounds surrounding the cathedral are well kept and pretty. Sat along the river, it's location is perfect. Ideal for photos.

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We loved walking to the Notre Dame Cathedral every day and night. In the evenings, there were street performers, so it gave us entertainment for free each evening. We waited about 1 hour to go inside Notre Dame on the first day.

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