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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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7:45 am - 6:45 pm
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Sun 7:45 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:45 am - 6:45 pm

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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Must see place for the architecture and history! Climb the stairs to the top if you have time but overall if you come to paris you must come here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Must see place for the architecture and history! Climb the stairs to the top if you have time but overall if you come to paris you must come here!

Thank Meera T
Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Its a great old monument, a must see to feel the spirit of old Paris. The magnificent carvings shall be admired while you wait near the entrance to get into the cathedral. The sculptures take you into the olden days and give a glimpse of the bygone era. You can get the grandiose feeling of how grand life was in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are 422 steps up to the towers. The steps are small and you go round and round. There is a midpoint stop to view the bells of Notre Dame. Yes, they still use them! You climb up the north side cross over (see the walkway between the two towers) and climb back down the south tower. Your legs will... More 

Thank Bob M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My mom and I loved viewing the Notre Dame and actually seeing it in person. It is such a beautiful structure and something about being in it overwhelms you. We were lucky there was a mass about to take place so we waited and that was a great experience. Go visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This centuries old cathedral is really worth a visit. Located on the Seines River it is filled religious figures and spectacluar stained glass!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's beautiful and even though the ques look huge, they really move quickly. It's an amazing place. It's truly worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So many people rushing to have just "seen" Notre-Dame. Take your time here. It is a beautiful cathedral with a stunning windows from the inside. Take you time and enjoy the whole experience in this little island on the seine. the views of Paris are lovely but the windows are the real treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did not go inside due to the large queues. This was not a problem having been inside some years ago. Instead stood and marveled at the wonderful architecture externally, thinking of the workmen building such a wonderful building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The line was too long, so we decided to take photos and walk around...I had seen the interior in my youth, so it wasn't a priority... (Of course, we started to sing from the Disney movie!) The day wasn't terribly grey, so here are some photos around the beautiful cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cathedral is fantastic, an incredible architecture with sensational details, is one of the few places where the entrance is free, the queue is big plus moves fast, it is worth the visit.

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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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