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Notre Dame Cathedral
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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la...
Ranked #5 of 2,251 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

It is hard to believe quite how old this actually is and understand how they managed to build it back then.
Worth going to visit even if you only have a short amount of time just to look up at the building and take in some of the detail and go inside and see the beautiful round windows.
There is an exhibition which shows the different stages it was build in and how it has evolved. There are some massive statutes in and then so really modern features that I really didn’t expect. You can even light a candle and pay by card!!!! TVs all over etc.
All in all it’s worth a view to admire the amazing history and architecture.

Thank GemmaHarley
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The history and beauty of Notre Dame is amazing. We were there on a Sunday while mass was going on. My favorite part was the history of the cathedral from its beginning in the 1100's. We did not go up the tower this visit, but I've been up there before and have pictures with the gargoyles to cherish!

Thank Coleen W
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Making sure we have to visit this famous landmark of Paris early before all the tourists or else you’ll not get a beautiful photos with your love ones.

Thank Jun J
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

An absolutely stunning work of architecture that gets better with every different angle. The line was quite long when we got there but after we’d walked around it we were pleased to see it had shorted considerably and we were inside in no time at all. The inside is very impressive and quite humbling both in terms of how epic the space is and also the history it has seen. I’ve done the tower climb in the past which I’d recommend if you have the time and money, but with free entry the Cathedral itself is a wonderful experience.

Thank Rowdy36
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Took the chance to just get in line to enter. No issues. It was a Monday around 11AM. Just a few minutes wait really with the line fully across the square. The highlight from the tourist perspective is the stained glass and the architecture. No comment from the religious perspective. Overall, Paris is overrun with tourists. And they all seem to have a need to pose for selfies.

Thank 30yrtraveler
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