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Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame | Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
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+33 1 42 34 56 10
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This famous cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture on which...

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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Must-see in Paris!

The cathedral is an amazing piece of architecture in Paris, it's truly a wonder to behold. Entrance to the cathedral itself is free and it's a lovely, peaceful environment inside... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cathedral is an amazing piece of architecture in Paris, it's truly a wonder to behold. Entrance to the cathedral itself is free and it's a lovely, peaceful environment inside with lots of informational placards for a self-guided tour. (They also offer audio tours for 5 Euro but we did not try it.) We also climbed the bell tower, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must visit place in Paris. Avoid the queues and go early in the morning. It is spectacular to walk around. A good place to sit and absorb the peace and quiet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The splendor of the structure is overwhelming. There is so much beauty and history in this building. Take time to explore the many altars. A tour is recommended to gain full appreciation for what you are seeing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is such a majestic place. It is quite relaxing and a good place to meditate and unwind. The stained glass of the church is impressive and spectacular. And the whole feel of it is something very grand.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

you cant be visiting pairs and not stopping by notre dame . i visit this place almost every visit . its free entry as will .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cathedral is free to enter and opens early approx. 7am however as the day goes on the queues can be extremely long. We got there for 9am and had a look around the inside where they also had a service ongoing. this took us about an hour to cover. We then wanted to go up the bell tower which... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another example of amazing feats of construction. Interesting history, some pieces of Art to muse at. Free entry and in a nice part of town, take in the padlocks on the railings and an ice cream from the neighbouring Isle too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow wow wow What a place. One of my favorite things to do in paris. The cathedral is absolutely breath taking. You could stay for hours. It is free entry but ques are VERY long. I would recommend checking the website for least popular times. The que for the bell tower is also VERY long and although it is a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is scenic & worth clicking some pictures. I will recommend to go inside only if have interest in history/ religion.The central glass window is magnificent & the scale of the monument is huge,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful gothic church, on the inside and out, when visiting make sure you visit the museum inside, it is like treasure house, you can see many fascinating artefacts. The line is usually long, but moves fast and you don't need much time for it.

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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, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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