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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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This is another bucket list item. I know it sounds hokey to say "I've been to Notre Dame" who cares? Enjoy the experience. Don't forget to go to the archaeologic dig in front... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is another bucket list item. I know it sounds hokey to say "I've been to Notre Dame" who cares? Enjoy the experience. Don't forget to go to the archaeologic dig in front of the cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Must see especially if you have kids who love the Disney story. Great view. Very big building with a lot of details

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I didn't make it to Notre Dame early enough to skip the lines to get up in the tower. But it was worth the hour wait! The view you get to see once you climb the stairs (there are no elevators, and the stairwell is very skinny so if you are claustrophobic, just be aware!) I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

An iconic symbol of the power of the Catholic church in France as well as a favorite source of literary inspiration. A massive structure that is slightly frightening. Crowds abound. Surrounded by good restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The climb to the top of the towers was one of the highlights of our visit to Paris. The gargoyles and views from the top were spectacular. We took some amazing pics!! Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

... but excellent views across the Seine and out into Paris. They only let a small number of people in at a time as you have to wait in a small gift shop to purchase tickets before you get to climb the towers themselves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Spend at least an hour taking in the serenity of the towers. But go early in the morning before the crowds, then enjoy the chocolate crepes made right outside! Avoid weekends and busy times as you will wait in a long line and be rushed through a beautiful and otherwise serene cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We first saw Notre-Dame from our boat along the River Seine but once you get up and close its breathtaking. The line to go in was super long but does move quiet quickly so don't be too intimidated by this. Inside the cathedral is amazing and not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I've been to Paris three times and every time I go to Notre Dame. It's just insanely beautiful. It's a must see while in Paris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Stunning building and architecture just a shame having to take in the majestic sights and sounds of such an awe of a building with beggars and trinket sellers

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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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