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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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It doesn't matter if you're religious or not Notre-dame is absolutely amazing. The detail inside and out is aw inspiring. The architecture is amazing especially when you think how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

It doesn't matter if you're religious or not Notre-dame is absolutely amazing. The detail inside and out is aw inspiring. The architecture is amazing especially when you think how old it is. We probably couldn't build something this incredible today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Busy so we waited to go on a weekday and got in quickly. It was amazing to see and really glad that we went back. Line goes faster than you think so worth the wait.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I do not know if it is worth climbing 372 steps to have the vision of what is around the cathedral when the most beautiful is inside. At times the ascent is claustrophobic and you can stay a few minutes up there. Ok, if you want to feel like Quasimodo ... Still to consider: you do not pay anything to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent day out and would highly recommend it, didn't quite make it up the tower due to the length of the que but went inside, just watch out for the street sellers as these can be quite pushy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Free entry for a look round Notre Dame. Queue was fast moving and no one rushed you out if you chose to linger.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Tour of cathedral informative but was off putting due to the Sunday service being in progress. Did not go up the tower due to long queue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Big queue to get in but don't be put off as you move quickly through it. Another of Paris's free attractions with great story board inside charting the very long history of its construction. Lots of nice little restaurants & cafes all around it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My 13yr old looked forward to visiting this place because of Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame animated movie. She wanted to see the "towers where he lived." She was still excited about the place even after I told her the story really didn't go as it was depicted in the animated movie.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice views inside and wheelchair accessible apart from loads of cobbles outside. there was an electric step which impressed me.it looked like normal steps but one of the staff pressed a button and it flattened out into a lift for wheelchairs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Oh WOW! This Cathedral is amazing & just one of many iconic places to visit in the magical city of Paris. Well worth visiting.

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