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Archeological Crypt of the Parvis of Notre-Dame

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Place de Parvis, Ile de la Cite | parvis Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I thought that the site was interesting, but the information slipped around too much and made it hard to follow. We have been to these sites in Italy and they were presented much better.

Thank Majulamb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This staircase near the long summer lines for Cathedral may be missed due to poor signage. It’s a bit expensive but a quiet place to visit and observe digital and authentic artefacts of the transition of Paris. 30-40 mins maximum spent here. A little expensive...More

Thank Louise Cate C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral. It is small but very cool to see what the Roman City used to look like and amazing that it is right under your feet while walking around in Paris! They have done a good...More

Thank Olivia-aca
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located below the courtyard in front of Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris, this archeological exhibit is well worth the time spent to wander through. It may be a little dry for the younger kids and teens, but for a history aficionado you can spend hours...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed August 14, 2018

A wonderful surprise! I’ve visited Paris a number of times and never gone to this historic site. Beneath the courtyard of Notre Dame is a small but fascinating display of Roman and medieval ruins uncovered during some construction. The museum was well laid out and...More

Thank 1chaya
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I like crypts usually, but I must say that one is disappointing. Quite small ... maybe because it's so close to Notre Dame which is great, I expected something else ... I do not recommend.

Thank Ghislain D
Reviewed July 31, 2018

It seems like a lot of the negative reviews, and tourists in general, are just in Paris to take selfies and not learn anything about the history of the place. We stumbled on this museum under the plaza at Notre-Dame, and to me it was...More

Thank kbbpll
Reviewed July 30, 2018

There are many other ways to spend your time in Paris! We only went because we had the museum pass & were thankful we didn't pay admission.

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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

This place is very well put together, the way things are explained and the amount of information given in an interactive way so it’s not so overwhelming is great. The remains of the structure in the fruit itself is also mind boggling when you consider...More

Thank Martyn B
Reviewed July 25, 2018

If you have a Museum Pass, don't overlook this opportunity to see beneath the layers of Paris. The entrance is opposite Notre Dame but it's somewhat understated so if you're not looking for it, it might be easy to miss.

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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,
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