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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 #14 of 750 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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I don't have anything new to say, except that this is FREE and it is spectacular. This is a must-do and must-see while in Paris. It is stunning on the inside and outside. Expect long lines to get in but the line moves quickly. Don't forget to check out the garden in the back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Something you definitely have to do while in Paris, but the south bell tower was closed for renovations which was a disappointing after the long wait in line.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Despite poor health I managed to climb the 400 steps to the top and was really glad I did. The down side is that I qued one and a half hours to do it.

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Seoul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I would definitely recommend giving yourself time for the lineup alone. I was lined up for almost 2 hours to gain entry, with the end of the line almost wrapping around the back end of the cathedral. I am glad I had a book handy. It is worth the wait, though.

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Bangalore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Notre-Dame is certainly one of those rare buildings that grow on you every time you see it. Unfortunately, the socialist government has allowed this great monument to crumble. Worse, all around the place, one could see human faeces and urine in any nook and corner that is not immediately visible. The cathedral itself was poorly maintained with black stains... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It was my first visit. It's symbolic and saintly to be present there. Long queue to go in but we managed to get in within 20 mins. We attended a Sunday Mass in French and it was really quiet an amazing experience.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

With so little time in Paris (three days) we decided to skip the long lines and have a crepe in the Shadow of Notre Dame (right across the street from the entrance to the towers).

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Penngrove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My 14-year-old insisted we do this after missing it on our last trip in 2012. As we were staying in the Latin Quarter, we went by Notre Dame several times. Each time the line was longer and longer. We finally committed to being there at 9:30 a.m. (tower climb opens at 10). We brought our pastries and stood in line... More

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Tullahoma, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Included in the Paris Museum Pass. A long walk up a lot of stairs, but worth it. Get your camera ready, because you don't have unlimited time to take photos. You get about 10 minutes and are constantly, albeit slowly, moving.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place full of religious wonder.The cathedral was one of my favorait stops in Paris.The size and detail astounds you.When going I would highly recommend seeing every little place in the cathedral because everything makes you adore it even more.

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