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Message from TripAdvisor: Due to the tragic fire that has destroyed portions of the Notre Dame Cathedral, it will be closed to tourists and worshippers until further notice. Tours listed on this page may go past, but do not enter, Notre Dame Cathedral.
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This famous cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture on which construction began in the 12th century, stands on the Île de la Cité and is the symbolic heart of the city.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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6 Parvis Notre-Dame | Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 42 34 56 10
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These days you can pass it because this is closed for renovation. What you can see is the view from other side of river.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Eimanas
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All over the world the Notre-Dame tragedy was a shock. Visiting Paris on a business trip I had to see it more like before, because of the disaster. Full of tourists in June, surrounded by police, you could not get very close. But the feeling...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

How can one visit Paris and not visit Notre Dame. So beautiful so elegant. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank idream78
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cathedrale Notre Dame is am amazing building with an incredible gothic architecture. Do not miss it when you visit Paris. Unfortunately, with everything that happened, the curch is now dameged you do not get to see much of it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank flad370
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After watching the tragic fire on tv, we had to visit Notre-Dame to see for ourselves. Already significant work has taken place, and it’s uplifting to see that the front has survived. Take the time to stroll around to admire what is still there and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Starchgirl
Reviewed 2 days ago

Notre Dame Cathedral was close during our visit and even the area close to it was also close due to reconstruction from the fire incident. But you can enjoy its external beauty from across the bridge. Good thing was that there are restaurants and shops...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Claire A
Reviewed 3 days ago

tho it has burnt down what is remaning is still beautiful, you can see the shell tho you can not get near it

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Richosagirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

before the burn it was very decent, however the quo to get in was exaggeratedly longitude. i thoght we would never get in! but we did, and it was swell.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Used the Paris metro system to get there and see the sights including the Latin Quarter. A real shame that it burned, but you can see a lot of work is being done.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TOM L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Notre Dame visit was blighted by the fire earlier this year, so we were not allowed to enter the property. I was able to get good pictures from the barrier fence. It would have been lovely to tour the building, but I understand the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank JetsettingCaramelD
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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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September 8, 2019|
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Response from etoileparis | Reviewed this property |
Notre Dame will be closed for renovation and repair. Mass will be held at St Germain d'Auxerrois, near the Louvre museum, with the Archbishop presiding Sunday evening, I couldn't find information about the mass in English... More
August 11, 2019|
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Response from 2014DivaKathy | Reviewed this property |
It is a definite NO. You can take a river cruise and see the back of the building from the river but it will take YEARS to renovate. There are plenty of other things to visit. Take a hop on hop off bus tour, there are... More
July 10, 2019|
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Response from seed37 | Reviewed this property |
Highly unlikely. Nothing can take place *within* the cathedral because of current lead abatement from the once glorious lead roof over the cathedral. I am fairly certain that the Crown of Thorns (along with other... More