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Tours de la Cathedrale Notre-Dame
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Skip the Line: Notre-Dame Cathedral Towers and...
Ranked #21 of 2,256 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Very organized in terms of letting visitors ascend tower in small groups. Did not like the first stop is the gift shop. Panoramic views of Paris from the viewing balcony definitely worth taking the time to climb the towers.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were in line for what seemed like 2 hrs or more ( mostly because of poor management by the folks manning the gate). But once we were in, it was Very interesting.

A long climb up ever narrowing stair wells, right up to those famous gargoyles. Great views from up there. The building is marvelous and fascinating.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

If you're lazy don't even try to reach the top..there's no lift, just an infinite winding staircase!

Thank ericatrips
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

There are tons of things to climb in Paris, but this and the Eiffel Tower were the two I think were most worth it. Give yourself a lot of time - the line is really long and people are very slow moving at the top. Great views, awesome look at this fantastic church.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We arrived at the Cathedral at 8:30 and spend about 30 minutes inside. The got in line for the Towers around 9:15. The line starts to the left side of the church as you are facing it. We were the first group to walk up and had the top almost to ourselves. We have fabulous, close-up shots of the gargoyles and enjoyed seeing the city from this venue. When we exited, the wait to go up was over an hour.

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