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Archeological Crypt of the Parvis of Notre-Dame

Place de Parvis, Ile de la Cite | parvis Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 55 42 50 10
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Place de Parvis, Ile de la Cite | parvis Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 55 42 50 10
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

I went there because it was included in my museum pass. I would pay extra to visit it. It's the digging site under Notre Dame. It gives you info about the church and the surrounding area. Basically you learn more about this in other museums

1  Thank Gerasimos C
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Everyone visits Notre-Dame when they visit Paris, but instead of going up I decided to go down. I was impressed that the ruins dated as far back as the Romans, and although there isn’t much left it makes you use your imagination to wonder what...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Under parvis ND you can see archeological ruins. There are also some 3D films from Dassault Systems very realistic and some maps from Roman to middle age times

Thank LaupomHK
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Down a not to obvious stairway in front of the Notre-Dame cathedral is the Crypt. It his a hidden doorway into the underground and past life of the beautiful city of Paris. Filled with historic unearthed ruins the attraction is set up with interactive information...More

2  Thank mcaus
Reviewed 27 January 2016

The crypt was not for me. There is a small charge to enter and you really have to use your imagination to recreate the archaeological site. If you're a big fan of ruins, I would recommend it but it didn't excite me and the area...More

1  Thank KateDubillyew
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We stopped at the crypt and really enjoyed getting a sense of the history. Was interesting to see the history all the way back to Roman times. A real highlight was the interactive screens at the back of the crypt which showed Notre Dame and...More

Thank 3girlsBethesda
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I stopped by here on a whim while taking the Hop On/Off Tour. The admission price was decent but I found it to be pretty average. The space was quite small and boring for what I expected. Would I recommend it? Sure, but don't rush...More

1  Thank kbrazz
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is probably something you won't expect to see right in front of Notre-Dame. You might miss the stairs to the Crypte du Parvis if you aren't looking for them. The crypt shows the archaeological excavations underneath the sqaure and shows the history of the...More

Thank Rautakallio
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This was probably the least interesting of all the sites we visited in Paris. My husband and I are both big history buffs--especially him--but we were simply unimpressed. Sure, it's nice to see the underground ruins and learn about the original Roman city, but there...More

1  Thank Nadine D
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

At the Notre Dame's Crypt you can see Roman archeological relics of Lutetia's harbour on the Seine. Lutetia was the name Romans gave to the city which would become Paris. I found the explanations placed near the remains really interesting. The visit at the crypt...More

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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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Moira K
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You are very welcome; enjoy them both. Bob