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Notre Dame Cathedral

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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 today via mobile

This place is an old church. Not much more but is great to see. We tried to climb the towers, but evidently in slow season they sometimes close early. That was a bummer in that we didn’t get to the top of the Eiffel Tower...More

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Reviewed today

Go inside by day. Don't let the long line make you leave without going inside. It moves quickly. It can hold 10,000 people, so once inside you hardly see the crowd. Walk by at night to see the Cathedral all lit. WOW!

Thank guidebooktraveler
Reviewed today

Free admittance and quick security line. Well worth the visit. I went both times I went to Paris as it is so stunning. The first time I saw it decorated for Christmas, the second was at the end of Summer. Both times were worth it!

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Visited this location, this cathedral is huge. It is free to enter and walk around. You can light a candle if you like, write in their books. The architecture is amazing.

Thank Sexidree
Reviewed today

One in our party used a wheelchair, and although there was only a single step at the fromt entrance, there wasn't a wheelchair ramp. Further inside, there were a couple of steps, but again no wheelchair ramp; i.e. NOT wheelchair friendly.

Thank Keith L
Reviewed today

Bring your cameras, take all your pics,. Unlike some places in London the beauty is for all to enjoy. Could not imagine it was on an island on the Seine.Do not miss it!God Bless it was preserved from distruction in WW11.

Thank nickmac207
Reviewed today via mobile

The statues and intricate sculptures on the front of the cathedral and above the doors are stunning. The depictions and their tie-ins with Catholicism are very cool.

Thank jimmyk4444
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Visited Notre Dame with a local tour guide. There was a mass going on but we were still allowed inside to tour. There’s so much beauty here. Allow yourself a couple of hours here to really take your time to see it all. The carvings...More

Thank Kristi G
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The building is truly stunning. It’s scale is impressive and there are tons of little cafes and shops around it that give you the real Parisian feel. I didn’t get the skip the line passes and I highly recommend you do.

Thank Andrew F
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One of the most important and historic point to visit. History flows over there, important walking inside and see the treasure room, brilliant.

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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
12 September 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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12 September 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.
26 August 2018|
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Response from puertorricangirl | Reviewed this property |
Didn’t took the metro, instead I purchase the hop on bus.
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Response from Enjoy2travel | Reviewed this property |
A series services takes place in the Cathedral on Sundays: 8:30AM: Mass. 9:30AM, Lauds service (morning hymns service) 10AM: Gregorian Mass. 11:30AM: International Mass. 12:45PM: Mass. 5:45PM: Vespers. 6:30PM: Mass generally... More