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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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Anaheim, CA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I was looking forward to climbing the tower for the view but when we got there the tower was closed to refurbish.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This scale and grandeur of this cathedral is intimating. The history and beauty up the ante. You must go at night AND during the day...it is 2 different buildings. The interior is awe-inspiring and humbling...A MUST SEE! There is a fee to climb to the top, but I find the Arc of Trimophe a better view.

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New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Notre Dame Cathedral is one magnificent structure and one of the world's best examples of flying buttresses! You must make sure to walk the entire circumference of this beautiful cathedral because it looks different from every angle. So much detail to appreciate!

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I wish I had time to go up the towers, but even without that, the architecture and artwork within the cathedral makes it a must-see. Time your visit depending on crowds- I went later in an afternoon and barely waited at all. You could have a guided tour, but I feel that I had a pleasant and informative experience without... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

It was not as crowded as I was expecting. The beautiful architecture, the stained-glass windows were really divine

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Berwick on Tweed, null, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Spent a morning here and it did not disappoint. wonderful building as you approach on the Bato Bus .Managed to get some brilliant photos from all sides from the bato Bus too. Its stops at Notre dame too so very convenient. Loads of room to admire the building and loads of people to get up the tower. Enough to see... More

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Port Byron, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This was close to our hotel. We did not go in, but instead just walked around it. It's located in a very open area.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We visited Notre Dame early in the day due to anticipation of large crowds of visitors. It certainly was well patronised even at opening time but much busier by the time of our departure. Guided tours and escorted tours up the cathedral towers are possible. Good audio guides are available to allow one to move around the cathedral at their... More

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Information was excellent. So thankful we were able to take pictures. The stain glass ceilings were beautiful beyond words.

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Savannah area, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I always enjoy visiting the interior of the cathedral and we did this very early in the morning before the towers opened. It was far less crowded and much more peaceful that later in the day. Once we came out, we were in about the first 10-15 people to climb the towers. Great Photo ops up there, plus some good... More

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