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Towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral

Rue du Cloitre Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris, France
(33) 01 44 54 19 33
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Ranked #18 of 734 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

When you get past the long line to get up the stairs the trek begins. My then 76 year old father and law and I climbed the narrow and winding stairs. It was laborius but yet adventurous to reach the unknown. Once on top the view is fanastic and very much a must see and do. There is a fee... More

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Islington, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The towers look gorgeous. Must visit if you are in Paris. If you take the river boat at night, you can also see the towers at night which equally look as good.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We saw Notre Dame both at night, which was spectacular, and during the day. It was great see to it at different times to show its true beauty. The day we went to climb the towers the wait was over 2 hours long, next time with two kids in tow we would get there first thing in the morning to... More

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Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The cues are very long to see the towers, but so very worth it. The museum pass gets you in, but unfortunately no skipping the line here. After the first set of stairs, there is this beautiful gift shop, if you wish to buy some souvenir gargoyles this is the place, but you have to buy them before climbing the... More

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Sachse, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were in the line to the Tower 45 minutes. The views at the top were fantastic, especially Notre Dame itself.

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Targoviste, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral are a good place to sightsee over the city. The stairs are quite narrow.. They are well preserved, but they may be a problem for some tourists..

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Approximately 422 stairs to get to the top. Only little windows in this very narrow winding staircase that can only hold 1 person at a time. You can see all of Paris as you get to walk around the entire area taking pictures. Only one way up and one way down. There is a mess wire covering the entire top... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lovely. But the trip to the top was tiring. the view was OK. I thinkt he Arc de Triomphe roof top view is better

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went here recently and found it to be an outstanding experience .Well worth a visit.The only bad thing is BE AWARE as there are many pick pockets frequenting this area who are experts in stealing your wallets and hand bags

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was a good side trip. We went in the early afternoon and the line was short. You go up as a group and are allowed to stay for a certain amount of time. Just enough to see the Paris sites from up above.

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