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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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Amazing views of city--worth it!!

Line can be long but they let 20 people in every 10 minutes so it moves nicely. It does cost money to go up. Be sure to be in shape as it is a lot of steps up and down. If you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Line can be long but they let 20 people in every 10 minutes so it moves nicely. It does cost money to go up. Be sure to be in shape as it is a lot of steps up and down. If you time it right, you can be up there at noon when the bells chime!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

have to buy tickets, and wait in line outside alley entrance of Cathedral. its about 420 steps, and 10 euros so you decide if your legs can do it !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Epic, iconic and the stuff of countless movies, this is the essential Cathedral to visit and explore.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I know it's very nice because I went there 20 years ago but now it was impossible since if we wanted to go up we had to wait for more than on hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is one place you can spend hours introspecting and then sit in the lawn and see Paris life go by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Amazing and serene cathedral well worth the visit, queues were not long at all,, and you could spend hours there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place to be on this day! Mass was being held, but visitors could quietly walk around the interior. Gorgeous stained glass windows and old artifacts. Had the pleasure of hearing the organ!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

with approximately 380 stairs to the top, be prepared for a hefty workout. The staircase is spiral and the hall narrows as your get toward the top, but the view and the gargoyles are so worth the leg exhaustion

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The line proceeded very quickly. It is just an unbelievable artistic masterpiece of ancient days..There is a huge 13th century organ and gothic architecture. The towers offer breathtaking views of Paris. There are large bells in this area to be appreciated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Climbing the towers was a great experience. The views from the top are spectacular. The architecture is also amazing. I wanted to see the famous gargoyles and was not disappointed. Important to note, there is a lot of stair climbing involved and some parts are a tight squeeze. We arrived around midday and only waited around 25minutes to get in.

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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.