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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 732 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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Maputo Province, Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is really beautiful from the inside and outside. Was about to give up by just looking at the queue, but it was worth the wait. The decorations inside the cathedral are just amazing.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Amazing views from the top. Waited an hour to get there. To get up close and see the gargoyles on top was lovely. Would recommend it just a shame that once youre up there you have 5 minutes untill you can either ascend or descend - before another group came up. Take a coat on a blustery day!

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Ludvigsborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

... not of Paris but the small monsters that brings Quasimodo to life. Bring the kids but make sure you are fit to handle the stairs and slim enough to squeeze yourself through the narrow passages

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The towers opened at 10A. We got in line at 9:30 and it was a fairly long line already. Unfortunately, they were doing repairs so we had to leave and come back. We had the museum pass, but there are no cuts for the museum pass. You can try like we saw many people do, but they'll send you to... More

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Glen Ellyn, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

It would be wise to come early to the Towers. We arrived half an hour before opening and the line was all the way around the block. The line moved along slowly and we realized later that people had to go in groups and be synched, time wise, so everyone had the same amout of time at the various levels.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Visited here in June with my 11 yr old son and was worried that he would be bored, but no way! We had just toured Notre Dame Cathedral so he was ready to climb the towers and boy were they worth it! It costs abt. 8 euro and the wait wasn't bad at all considering it was an amazing sunny... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We were the 15th people in line & we got in line an hour before it opened. By the time it opened the line went all the way down to the end of the cathedral. We were in the first group that went up that morning. We had the Paris Pass, but there is no line jumping privileges for this.... More

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We waited for an hour before being able to start the climb. I am not a patient man if the result doesn't deliver, but this was a spectacular experience. The views from up top are marvelous. If you can manage the 402 steps, take this trip!!!!

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Boston MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The stained glass windows are worth the wait, and some of the most amazing gargoyles in the world outside. The line moves extremely quickly, so don't be intimidated if it's long. (Of course, almost everything in Paris has long lines in July.)

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Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

A landmark must see for all visitors.the carvings on the walls and gargoyles are so intricate .International mass for catholic visitors Sundays 11am.Long lines though!

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