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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
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From the front, outside, the cathedral still looks beautiful and worth a visit. If you walk around the side on the other side of the river you can see the damage from the fire. Very unfortunate, but it still looked in better condition that what...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed today

Such a peaceful building with so much history. We were amazed at how quiet it was inside with so many people walking through. Being there at Christmas time was extra special!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed today

A visit to Paris is not complete without a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral. Despite the recent fire and the security cordon that does not allow you either entry to the precinct or even close inspection, you can still see the grandeur of the Cathedral....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Prado4WD
Reviewed today via mobile

On my recent Europe trip, I got the opportunity to visit this famous cathedral. This cathedral is the symbol of 15th century Gathoan architecture. The structure itself very beautiful and big.Interior too very rich in decor.On the day of my visit, the evening worship was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank satya97
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yep. It burned up. That is, however, NO excuse to let the grounds around it look like an abandoned tenement shack garden. Rose gardens, surrounded by fences, so they CLEARLY WERE AT one time maintained, noe overrun by thistle and thorn. Much too allegorical. Can't...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

well worth the visit and I'm sure it will rise again. I was lucky enough to climb the bell tower during our visit. I will not forget

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gord B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While inside tours are not available due to its present condition, one can still tour around the building. There is so much to admire. The architecture is stunning. From the outside, it seems the fire damage is not all that bad. Can’t wait to see...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank josh_p01
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our lady is still beautiful and magnificent from the outside. Although I had visited Paris before, unfortunately I didn't get to see her in all her glory. It was good to see that work is going on and no doubt, she will be beautiful inside...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Donegalabu
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had to see Notre Dame. It was encouraging to see that the stone facade seems to be intact. It seems to be the history of iconic old buildings - they are destroyed by fire, earthquakes, floods or other natural disasters - but they are...More

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

Although our trip came after the fire and the devastation, it is still a beautiful and sacred sight to behold

Date of experience: June 2019
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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,
...More
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sallyn313
June 14, 2019|
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Response from aircrash88 | Reviewed this property |
we only went on the evening dinner cruise and there were no stops, just a brilliant dinner and views. I didn't see any cruises that met your ideas. You can get to the rear of the Cathedral but the front is guarded... More
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Jane H
April 13, 2019|
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Response from PCJc | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jane, I am not sure what you mean but if the organ concert is right inside the cathedral then maybe it the hours will be extended for the concert venue but you might to be able to go around the cathedral to see anything.
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Shirley B
April 4, 2019|
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Recitals take place on Saturdays at 8pm and on Sunday afternoons before the Vespers service (except on Sundays during Lent). 
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