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Towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral

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Address: Rue du Cloitre Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: (33) 01 44 54 19 33
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Description: A visit of the Towers of Notre Dame de Paris, built from 1160 in the...
A visit of the Towers of Notre Dame de Paris, built from 1160 in the Flamboyant Gothic style, gives visitors a close-up view of the Cathedral's flying buttresses, spires and roofs. Gargoyles and chimeras adorn the outer gallery of the North Tower with its ribbed vaulting and spiral staircase, while the South Tower houses the belfry and Emmanuel, the great bourdon bell. The upper gallery provides magnificent views of Paris, the Seine and the succession of bridges across the river. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO.Open:> 1st April to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.> From July to August on Saturday and Sunday: until 11 p.m. (evenings).> 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.Admission fees: Adults : 8,5€; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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remember the Hunchback of Norte-Dame?

A must see, Especially if you read : The Hunchback of Norte-Dame or if you saw the film or for religious purposes. It is beautiful to go up and also to see it while in a boat

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A must see, Especially if you read : The Hunchback of Norte-Dame or if you saw the film or for religious purposes. It is beautiful to go up and also to see it while in a boat

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

the experiance was good , a small installation inside the cathedral was good made of small bamboo sticks must see & near by notre dame there is a bridge where loved ones lock the lock n key of there love

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

its amazing considering the technology of the time, I felt better about this as a church vs. the desectrated Westminster Cathedral. Place on your tour especially if your Catholic. I would take a personal tour next time, time kept us from doing that this time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

As well as visiting Notre Dame, it is possible to climb the towers. If you are limited for time in Paris, then I would not regard the interior of the towers as a "must see". I would prioritise the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde/Jardin Tuileries as more important than climbing these towers. If you have the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

saw this cathedral from a seine boat tour, then later up close. ornate and beautiful, everything I imagined it would be. unfortunately, unable to enter at that time. I'm sure it would have been impressive. you have to see this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

PROS: breath-taking views of the city, its landmarks (Eiffel, Louvre, Pantheon, Seine, etc…) can be clearly seen on 2 levels; historic gargoyles and chimeras inspired Victor Hugo to pen the Hunchback of…; CONS: can be a long wait in line- do watch out for insensitive and arrogant individuals who try to cut in line; while we were waiting 2 couples... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I love architecture and this place is not to be missed if you're in Paris. The line was relatively short and we were inside within 20 minutes. There was great information around detailing the history and construction of the cathedral. I was amazed by how long the construction had taken and its many phases of development. A little disappointed that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful basilica! The church has gorgeous stained glass and architecture. Pretty garden area. You need to be careful of pickpockets.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Everyone visits and so should you. I know there are tons of places to see in Paris, but if you are there a few days, add this in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Absolute stunning architecture. Amazing how everyone stands looking up with their jaws dropped staring at the carvings. The Eiffel Tower in the background and the Louvre just over the road. Must see.

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Address: Address: Rue du Cloitre Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: (33) 01 44 54 19 33
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:45 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 7:45 am - 6:45 pm
Tuesday 7:45 am - 6:45 pm
Wednesday 7:45 am - 6:45 pm
Thursday 7:45 am - 6:45 pm
Friday 7:45 am - 6:45 pm
Saturday 7:45 am - 6:45 pm

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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