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Notre Dame Cathedral
Ranked #5 of 2,252 things to do in Paris
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Fee: No
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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Worth battling the crowds. It's awesome inside. If you get a chance to attend a mass you will be blown away by the organ and its sound. It fills the whole cathedral.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Beautiful organ music and singer, but the place was underwhelming on the whole, especially right after visiting the welcoming and colorful Sagrada Familia of Barcelona.

Mass gets interrupted by loud-whispers of tourguides and kids and feet and people walking around so much.
Nice gargoyles outside, though.

Thank Daniel L
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Another must-see when in Paris for its unique structure but most specially for its glass-stained windows. The queue was long but fast for those wanting to go inside the church but a long wait for those who want to go all the way up to the towers. Well worth the view though!

Thank almacedillo
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very nice building! Of course that's what everyone knows! Admission is free. 402 staircase leading to the tower. Have to pay for tickets here! On the way to relax. Before the building is France followed zero miles. Square is at a hospital. You should go because it is a beautiful little park. Under the square you can park your car. Pay and not cheap as everywhere in Paris. Is also an exhibition in the background.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

A must visit, wonderful, atmospheric and engaging. We did queue for a bit but it was well worth the time it took.

Thank Jayn1e
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