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Archeological Crypt of the Parvis of Notre-Dame

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Address: Place de Parvis, Ile de la Cite (Metro: Cite) | parvis Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris, France
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My family and I visited the crypt today for the firzst time. This is included as part of the museum pass. The exhibit is nice and worthwhile if you have a week or more to spend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really like the whole exhibit because the restoration was well done and everything around it. Despite being underground, the air is not humid. The large posters scattered all around provide enough details about Paris without being too cumbersome to read. They even have short paragraph for children, which as an adult I love to read :) They did a... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited the crypt today for the firzst time. This is included as part of the museum pass. The exhibit is nice and worthwhile if you have a week or more to spend in Paris.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided on the Crypt as no queue .. though I'm aware the Notre Dame Q moves quickly. Paid €8 for a lot of education. The crypt contains Roman Ruins discovered under a car park directly in front of the Cathedral before the whole area was pedestrianised. The ruins are there within touch illuminated by moody moving light. Wonderful to see!... More 

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Thank Elizabeth R
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A must see for anyone interested in the growth of Paris over the Centuries. Well displayed and preserved ruins tell the story of Paris from the first century through the Middle Ages. Despite thousands of people visiting Notre-Dame above, on the day of our visit only a few people ventured below ground. Great for those who are history buffs.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

You want to know the prehistory of Paris and it history and you want to know how it occured, you can go to the crypte archéologique de Paris next to Notre Dame Cathedrale. There's now a very beautiful coins collection from the Gaule period up to the end of the French monarchy It is so great

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I love history and ruins so this was one of my Paris must dos. The ruins are right in front of Notre Dame Cathedral down some stairs. Admission is covered by the Paris Museum Pass. I can see some people spending 15 mins there doing a quick walk through and leaving. My wife and I read everything and spent about... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Archaeological Crypt of Notre Dame is very much off the beaten path. It's located at the other end of the courtyard in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, and is very easily overlooked as all eyes are on the Gothic masterpiece that dominates the Ile de la Cite. We had the Paris Museum Pass, so ducking in here was a... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This rather unique museum in located underground, next to Notre Dame Cathedral. It takes you from the Roman beginnings of Paris, and demonstrates the development of Paris from that point. There are ruins to see, and interactive video demonstrations, along with explanatory plaques along the way.

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Highland Village, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The crypt are ruins of the Roman port Parvis with recreations of how it would have looked like using the ruins. Very educational, good for a rainy or hot day.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I admit we really only went in to get out of the rain but I am glad we did! It was a well-presented walk through the early history of the city, with a lot of emphasis on the gold and other metal coins that have been found. Not too long, and some well-preserved ancient walls and buildings too. Well worth... 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, 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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