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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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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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6 Parvis Notre-Dame | Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cité / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 42 34 56 10
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is absolutely spectacular. It is the most beautiful church to see in Paris and does not disappoint in any way. The architecture and the detail of the building is wonderful. Entrance is free and while there is usually a line to get in,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We went both during the day and at night. Unfortunately we didnt get a chance to go inside. Totally recommend going at night to see it lit. One of our favorite memories was seeing this. It is beautiful. Highly recommend visiting while in Paris.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank monicanea
Reviewed yesterday

Given previous really poor experiences trying to visit Westminster Abbey, we didn't have high hopes just turning up to France's national cathedral. However we walked straight in, no charge, and wandered around the breathtaking and ancient pile. Really stunning. Bit disappointing at the pre-book system...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Notre Dame is a beautiful carved building! So much detail to look at and a lovely large area for people to stand and marvel at it. Inside blows you away! It was peaceful and just as beautifully detailed inside. (There is also a museum that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 922parmm
Reviewed yesterday

We went on a Saturday morning and there was a service on, choir singing, nice. If you go down the left hand side there are the bells that used to ring in the towers.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dawn E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Saw only from the outside unfortunately as we were very short on time on this trip. Very beautiful and great history. We will return on next trip to Paris to explore further.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 935melindaa
Reviewed 2 days ago

I can't believe how surreal this church is! Every detail blew me away. I couldn't believe the history and that its production started almost 1000 years ago!! you have to go early if you are going in the summer because the line is RIDICULOUS! It...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked a Guided Tour but had already had a walking Tour the day before which gave us most of the info.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Minideb62
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was excited to see Notre Dame. I just wish there was more organization. I was confused upon entering and there were too many people standing around on phones. It's a place of worship no pictures or cellphones should be used inside.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kate2981
Reviewed 2 days ago

nice sunny day helped, the square is crowded so is the church, but it is definitely a place to see, mind the overpriced restaurant around

Date of experience: April 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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11 January 2019|
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Response from cdc150 | Reviewed this property |
Hop on the metro.
26 November 2018|
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Response from Ashley K | Reviewed this property |
Of course! The only time you will have to pay anything is when you want to go to the top of the towers (which I do highly recommend). Otherwise, everything is free!
26 November 2018|
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Response from deemost | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I have no idea!