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It is worth coming to see this small plate just because you know that it is important. It is the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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This is supposedly the spot from which all direction in France is measured, the zero point in... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Thomas V
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Parvis Notre-Dame - Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is worth coming to see this small plate just because you know that it is important. It is the point where all distances in France are measured from. It is a cool piece of trivia.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 95nikop
Reviewed September 25, 2018

This is supposedly the spot from which all direction in France is measured, the zero point in distance measurement. A spot on the sidewalk in front of the Cathedral.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I actually had to check online for where this was exactly and eventually found it right near the entrance of Notre Dame. It's quite amazing to think that all points are calculated in France from this point in Paris. Many tourists were doing a little...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Belle-Noel
Reviewed July 5, 2018

I found it difficult to locate this spot on the terrace in front of Notre Dame Cathedral. It is a small octagonal brass plate with an 8-point star in its center, displayed in a circle of concrete. A friend with an interest in the obscure...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Rumples
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Paris Point Zero marks the supposedly exact center of the city. This is marked by an octagonal brass plate with an 8 point star at the middle. It is on the front square of the Notre Dame.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Look for it while at Notre Dame but don't go out of your way for it. One minute is all you need here.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide said that if we put our foot on point zéro, good luck will bring us back to Paris someday. Just a cute little superstition to indulge while visiting Notre Dame. Made for a nice shot to share at the end of our...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank meliev1972
Reviewed April 14, 2018

In Paris, Point Zero is a bronze eight point star within a stone circle divided into four parts. It is embedded in the cobblestones in front of Norte Dame cathedral. All distances within France are measured as a distance radiating from this point. Many countries...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Point zero or pointless? Don’t go out of your way to visit this “landmark” but you might as well have a kiss over it or something, if you’re about to queue up for The cathedral. Just a quirky and unnoticed little spot in Paris

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed January 20, 2018

It is just a spot in front of Notre Dame that indicates the point where everything in France is measured from. It would be similar to US roads using City Hall locations as distance marks for our roads.

Date of experience: January 2018
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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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