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Archeological Crypt of the Parvis of Notre-Dame

Place de Parvis, Ile de la Cite | parvis Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 55 42 50 10
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Place de Parvis, Ile de la Cite | parvis Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 55 42 50 10
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was included in our Paris Museum Pass so we stopped in to see what it was all about. It was cool getting to see the ruins underneath everything near Notre Dame and they even had displays showing the different phases of the construction of...More

Thank skiergirl92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just outside the cathedral, we found this, and as a history buff, I was eager to go in. It provides an interesting insight into the history of the city, right back to before the Romans. Took about an hour to look round, and was quite...More

1  Thank david1batten
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Go here right after Norte dame it's a great way to spend an hour and you will be in the area already. It's included on the museum pass.

Thank jess290718
Reviewed October 31, 2017

We were waiting for our booked time to Notre Dame and decided to spend some time in the Crypt as we like history. It is a very interesting look at the history of Paris (or Lutetia as it was called in the Roman times). It...More

1  Thank Bruno H
Reviewed October 27, 2017

This is located in the square in front of Notre Dame. Easy to miss, we lined up for Notre Dame right beside entrance and didn’t notice until we were just walking through a couple days later. Not for everyone but if you are interested in...More

1  Thank 982rodneyl
Reviewed October 25, 2017

This was a great way to spend a couple of hours getting acquainted with Paris's ancient roots. The Roman ruins beneath the square give us a glimpse into a world before the reign of the Kings and Queens. It's very well done with a lot...More

Thank Arlene T
Reviewed October 18, 2017

We totally missed this gem on our first visit to Paris. Walked right over it on our way to Notre Dame. If you are interested in the history of the original settlement of Paris, then don't miss this. You tour an underground excavation of the...More

Thank bobpublic
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

This crypt. is great for history-lover. But for a typical people like me is not really interesting. Some of information is really long story and you have to take time to read it. It will be perfect if there is more visual information

Thank Joekondee
Reviewed October 14, 2017

This is a fascinating little hidden gem, quite literally. Almost invisible underneath the forecourt at the front of Notre-Dame Cathedral this great little museum is the archaeology of Roman Paris with some beautiful and informative dioramas of the city in ancient times showing how it...More

Thank maltese632017
Reviewed October 5, 2017

The entrance is located in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Seems like most people miss it, as they're entranced by the vision in front of their eyes. The birthplace of Paris, the ruins are not to be missed. Get a glimpse of the...More

Thank Richard S
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,
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Moira K
March 11, 2017|
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You are very welcome; enjoy them both. Bob