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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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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.
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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

Beside than a historical monument, this Cathedral has a beautiful architecture. I love to see it, there are lots of detail outside on the building and nice stained glass windows and chandeliers inside. Fell peaceful inside. You will love to take a photo here.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am so glad I got an audio guide for €5. However the lady at the counter took my passport as a deposit, which I was not comfortable about.

Thank 1LifeStand
Reviewed yesterday

Vey crowded before we got in, nice inside but not overwhelming. Too busy to enjoy the real beauty and we would prefer other churches above this one.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are in Paris, this is a must stop location. There is absolutely breathtaking architecture as this place is truly amazing. We didn’t go up the tower, but we heard it was spectacular.

Thank GMS1111
Reviewed yesterday

The Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris is a sight to behold like most sights in Paris. At one end of the Seine it seems like a structure right out of Harry Potter - truly magical. The Cathedral from the inside is a gothic marvel...More

Thank manasic
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Go early, avoid sundays as there is mass. The treasure room is worth the extra 5 Euro’s. Expect queues and the usual bag search’s but if you plan ahead you can miss the busy times

Thank PatrickD3471
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Darker than Seville Cathedral (which I visited only a week earlier), Notre Dame is one of the iconic buildings of Paris and the first that we visited on our trip. We came exactly when they were decorating the Christmas tree in front of the entrance....More

Thank AdrianG1768
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Impressive from the outside. Also very pretty inside. Animated nativity scenes which would interest children. We witnessed a large mass or ordination whilst we were there, which was special. There was a man in the rafters inside, not sure i fully recognised him, but he...More

Thank stujrol
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a steep and winding staircase, which takes you up the Cathedral. Be informed that you will need to climb (and climb down as well) 450+ steps to get to the top, but the views that you get from the top are awesome.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

How can someone come to Paris and *not* visit Notre Dame? It's one of the classic attractions that is FREE but unless you know a lot about it already, you'd do well to get your hands on a guide book or an audio guide that...More

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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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November 26, 2018|
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Response from Ashley K | Reviewed this property |
Of course! The only time you will have to pay anything is when you want to go to the top of the towers (which I do highly recommend). Otherwise, everything is free!
November 25, 2018|
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Response from deemost | Reviewed this property |
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Response from CaliDiva4real | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recall security specifically, but if they had it, all bags go through x Ray every where in Paris at the tourist sites.