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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 #22 of 798 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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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
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Hamilton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The entrance to this is on the left side of the cathedral and I think was about 8 euros each and they asked for exact change. It was great to see the gargoyles up close and views of the city. It is about 400 steps, spiral stair case and no lift. We had to wait about an hour to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

It's something, climbing those stairs & walking the towers in who-knows-what kind of weather. It's something, waiting in line, meeting travelers from all over the world. It's something, hearing the high-thrown notes of choirs echo the walls were saints are laid to rest. I look at pictures, taken over time, of Paris...always with the cathedral somewhere in the frame. Bring... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The history and architecture are astounding. Every visitor to Paris should tour this Cathedral. We went on a bright, sunny day in November, and the crowd was not too large. Just a perfect afternoon.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You get a 360 degree view of the City and close up views of the gargoyles, roof and flying buttresses. Need to be in fairly good shape because the only way up is by climbing the 300+ stairs up and down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was fantastic cathedral and I was so amased with all beauties and arts inside. One thing that I have to recommend all couples ... don't forget to bring a lock ... otherwise you feel something is missing on the bridge nearby Cathedreal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

When visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, beside the impressive architecture with the sculptures, paintings, artistic windows, etc., the towers are a great feature on their own as well. As there was no lift and the stairs were too much for our child especially after climbing the spiral staircase of the Arc de Triomphe the day before, we did not climb or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The que can be quite long and the climb difficult for some but you get to seethe great architecture and those gargoyles up close.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

When you visit Notre Dame you must visit the Towers too.You should be there at least 45 min. before the entrance closes,at around 4 o'clock.You have to pay a ticket (about 10 euros) and climb up 387 steps as there is no lift. But when you finally reach the top you will see the wonderful view and feel part of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Please don't get scared of the long Queue...Its absolutely worth it...the spiral staircase is never ending and not for people who may feel claustrophobic...but once u reach the top..the view of the city is breathtaking..i fell in love with the Architecture of the building...the Gargoyles...the statues...the pillars..everything is amazing...Definitely worth the effort of waiting in the long queue and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

You really should see this place. Even though there is a long queue and a long waiting time but its worth waiting. YOu certainly will enjoy the view and the atomsphere. Its on a small island kind of in the river sin and really really beautiful. Your Paris visit is not complete without it.

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