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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 734 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place with such a great history. Well worth the lines, don't miss this while in paris. Feed the sparrows that sit on the iron fence..they eat out of your hand

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was my third visit but the first with my family. We took the Batobus from the Tour Eiffel to here and it was a lovely way to approach the Cathedral. Some of the street life around the Cathedral was interesting such as a small boy playing an accordion (very well) and sundry other artists. As with any other public... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Honestly.. It's beautiful but maybe i've just been to too many churches in Europe.. They are start looking the same.. If you agree with me I would recommend just walking by it and taking a picture.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

As a Catholic, I believe it was obligatory of me to visit this Parisian landmark. Entrance into the Cathedral is free, but you have to buy a ticket to climb the stairs to the balconies. If you don't like heights or you are claustrophobic, I do not recommend the climb. The guides don't seem to monitor how many people are... More

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It really is a stunning piece of architecture. The plan was to go inside but the line-up to enter the cathedral was just TOO long. The area is quite crowded (we went in peak season!). I'm betting the interior is just as stunning, if not more, as the exterior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were able to get into the church and walk around after a very little wait (we went in Feb). The inside is nothing short of incredible. You simply must check it out! The outside is beautiful on its own, but in my opinion the inside is even better.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Worth the wait in the queue great sight! Always wanted to see.. Enjoyed the views and looks Amazing lit up at night some nice resteraunts nearby!!

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Stopped here 3 times during a week's stay. Husband climbed the towers but I enjoyed walking around the grounds. One time a choir was practicing in the church and it sounded other-worldly/

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Famous only mentioning its name. Long queues to get in! The view from outside is more beautiful in my opinion.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It was quite amazing to say the least - if you visit the church during a service it's quite amazing, Gothic almost. Didn't stay during the service but was able to walk around the perimeter of the church.

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