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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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The cathedral is very somber and dark, and when you go inside you can understand why it is gothic architecture reference. Art is everywhere you look.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is very somber and dark, and when you go inside you can understand why it is gothic architecture reference. Art is everywhere you look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We paid for a "skip the line" tour which provides you with a guide; a tour of Ile de la Cite; Notre Dame Cathedral and quick access to the Towers. It's worth the $$ in terms of not wasting time standing in line and the added information from the guide about Paris, Notre Dame and the towers. There are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A stunning experience.... It is one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have visited. What made it just so much more special is that there was a choir practising while we were there - felt as if I was in heaven. An absolute must see if you visit Paris. Unfortunately we did not have time to go up in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stayed within walking distance of Notre-Dame Cathedral. You can go up the towers as well. I suggest getting a Paris Pass and it will let you skip the lines in most major attractions. VERY IMPORTANT! Think about going back after dark and see how amazing it looks at night, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Always a thrill, inside and out. Our apt had a view of the Cathedral. By the third day our 10 year old granddaughter said, "you know, after a while those bells are kind of annoying." We howled with laughter.. We won't let her forget that one. And she enjoyed attending an evening organ concert with us two nights later. .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

you have to be athletic to get up these towers and the take an overview for Paris. the view is fantastic. you can see everything in Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a must see while in Paris. We were more excited to see Notre Dame than anything else in Paris. Take a lock with you to leave on the gate on the bridge and become part of history. Go early to get in line (very early- approximately 7:00 a.m.) Do not plan a late afternoon trip because you’ll be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Get there when they open at 8:00 - it's one of the earliest things open in Paris, so you can see it before breakfast with no lines and very little security!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Did the Tower climb - was well worth the wait (maybe 60 or 70 minutes). Two viewing points - from the top of the Chapel, then up to the top of a tower. Great views. Museum pass works here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have been here twice before, but the tour really explained it very well. We were thankfull for the free admission fee and we donated for the tour.

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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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