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Notre Dame Cathedral

Open Now: 8:00 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.
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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

The church is quite large but very beautiful. Also very busy, the line up to get into the church moves quite quickly as people pretty much enter, walk around and leave. There are so many altars and sculptures, pictures and stain glass art to see...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must see while in Paris. Our guide in English was very knowledgeable about the history that involved both political and religious during the construction from beginning to present time.

Thank Vincent S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You cannot leave Paris without visiting Notre dame. It’s a must see in Paris, you should visit the inside and the garden. It’s located in a very animated and lively area. Don’t forget to grab a Bertillon icecream after the visit.

Thank Yara A
Reviewed yesterday

Not to be missed. You and enter the cathedral FREE OF CHARGE so don’t let the tour companies convince you otherwise. However, if you want the extras you will have to pay for them (i.e. top of the church, crypts, etc.). The liine for entry...More

Thank BeatriceToronto
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very busy site with tourists and selfie-takers! But so beautiful, and historic, it's a must see in Paris. Lots of little souvenir shops etc nearby too.

Thank RhiRa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Words cant describe the feelings you get once you get in. Beautiful. If you planning to visit Paris, this is a must.

Thank Georgia L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tour of cathedral was fine but climbing to the top is worth it. Just get your time slot online or at a kiosk ( on the right side). Great views of Paris

Thank BillNH
Reviewed yesterday

I purchased a package 'skip the line' and bell tower visit for our tour of Notre Dame as I had heard and read that the lines to get inside were very long. It worked! We got well ahead of most of the unticketed masses and...More

Thank MartinTravelAddict
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful view, get there early to avoid the crowds. There’s often French police in and around the area monitoring, so it feels quite safe. Walk from the metro is not far either.

Thank Carolyn L
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Second time going here and once again blown away by it. Beautiful and serene and heard the bells ringing when we went past on the river boat the night before which was marvellous.

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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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vacation f
September 12, 2018|
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Response from pg_trip_021 | Reviewed this property |
You can take the backpack with you. They will ask you to open and check at the gates. We had backpack, they checked and let us in. Not a problem. You an keep it with you all through out the tour after that.
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September 12, 2018|
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Response from Diana D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take a backpack. They will ask to look inside it though. Enjoy, It's a beautiful place.
August 26, 2018|
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Response from puertorricangirl | Reviewed this property |
Didn’t took the metro, instead I purchase the hop on bus.