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“Awesome Cathedral”

Notre Dame Cathedral
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Notre-Dame, Louvre Museum and Montmartre Private Day Tour
Ranked #4 of 1,120 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Awesome Cathedral”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Awesome architecture, it is impressive to see what the human beings can build. It is always packed but the line moves fast.

Visited September 2012
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“Of course visit this iconic cathedral...”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

... and then try to imagine how it looked before all the exterior sand-blasting. Frankly preferred the wonderful weathered look of decades ago when I first saw it in 1974. Ah, the price of progress.

Visited December 2012
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“A work of art”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

We spent many hours inside Notre Dame and around the grounds. Every time we visited we noticed things we had not seen the time before. It is a feast for the eyes, and a very spiritual place. We wished we could have seen it without the crowds, but feel very blessed to have been able to experience it at all!

Visited October 2012
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“Not just another church~”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

While the outside in general doesn't indicate the beauty of the church, take some time to view the entrances and the amazing sculptures there that are so included in the structure it is easy to miss their beauty.

The inside is so much bigger than it appears from the out. While we'd been in more beautiful churches in Italy, this church has so much history of Paris and France associated with it and this is captured in its beauty. Lovely stained glass windows and interesting side chapels. An absolute 'must see'.

Visited August 2012
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“Def' do not miss seeing this Cathedral”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

The whole gothic atmosphere, the pipe organ, the choir during mass, the buidling, the displays, everything is simply amazing.

Visited January 2012
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