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Towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral

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Address: Rue du Cloitre Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: (33) 01 44 54 19 33
7:45 am - 6:45 pm
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Sun 7:45 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:45 am - 6:45 pm

A visit of the Towers of Notre Dame de Paris, built from 1160 in the...

A visit of the Towers of Notre Dame de Paris, built from 1160 in the Flamboyant Gothic style, gives visitors a close-up view of the Cathedral's flying buttresses, spires and roofs. Gargoyles and chimeras adorn the outer gallery of the North Tower with its ribbed vaulting and spiral staircase, while the South Tower houses the belfry and Emmanuel, the great bourdon bell. The upper gallery provides magnificent views of Paris, the Seine and the succession of bridges across the river. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO.Open:> 1st April to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.> From July to August on Saturday and Sunday: until 11 p.m. (evenings).> 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.Admission fees: Adults : 8,5€; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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This is one amazing place to visit while you are in Paris, the architecture and the interiors is absolutely amazing

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This is one amazing place to visit while you are in Paris, the architecture and the interiors is absolutely amazing

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We had to give up as the queue was taking an hour and half at least in the baking heat. Such a shame. Would be great if something could be done about the queuing system.

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Ok view, view from Eiffel tower is 10 times better. It was an hour's wait to go up the towers, for 10 minutes up there.

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Get there early as the lines can be very long as it is free to get in. A must see when you visit Paris.

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If you are visiting Paris, regardless of being religious or not you should pay a visit to this place to appreciate the architect and history. Stunning place to visit, I was lucky to be there on a Christmas Day with my daughter which made it more special.

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It was worth the wait to enjoy that beautiful view, and given the fact that is free for under 18 and under 26 EU habitants. 100% recommended, be aware of the weather cause it may not be that lovely.

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Awesome, inspiring place to visit! A "must-do" on your next Paris trip! Highly recommend! Take the time to go to the top for incredible city views.

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Climbing to the top of the towers of Notre Dame is a great way to see the city and to experience the cathedral. There are lots of steps - all part of the spiral staircases that lead up to the top. Claustrophics, beware. But the climb and the price of admission are rewarded with up-close views of the many different... More 

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If you're looking to take pics from up high and catch expansive views of the city...this is your place! Then you have the gargoyles and a history of the church, this is Paris.

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The signature towers grab your attention and draw you inside, free of charge. Upon entering you are cloaked by rays of light and dark streaming in through kaleidoscopes of stained glass. Time your visit during mass and incense’s holy smoke and the whispers of prayer fill the massive stone hollows, you are in a spiritual world. As you steal through... 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, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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