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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 August 2004

I spent 5 days in Paris, returning home yesterday evening. We went to Notre Dame on our second day in Paris and it was breathtaking! We took advantage of the 2day "l'open tour" bus (there are 3 routes - all interchangable) and stopped off at...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 June 2012

This is my first Tripadvisor review, since I was so upset and feel that I have to share my experience. I hope others will come forward as well... The cathedral itself is worth a visit. My wife and I were there on June 8, 2012....More

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The entry is free, but make sure you will be at the place first thing in the morning, when the cathedral opens, the wait line to enter is created fast and mostly is caused by the security check at the entrance. The cathedral is in...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Niether the rain or the cold wind stopped us from visiting this wonderful place. The incredible atmosphere and the feeling of peace surrounded all visitors. The impressive high ceilings and the stained glass windows were just amazing.

Thank erikocasio
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whenever you are in Paris must go and visit Notre Dame of this Capital which is taken the famous name of Virgin Mary as well the history of this church is miraculous!

Thank ck567765ck
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great architecture and peaceful place to visit. Make a stop here and sit down and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in side the church.

Thank TimNil123
Reviewed yesterday

To see the beauty of Notre Dame and a lot of disrepair and the need for upkeep was upsetting . The stain glass windows were unbelieveably beautiful . All the crowns and jewels housed in this cathedral and it needs to be cleaned . Sad

Thank Jan D
Reviewed yesterday

The ancient architecture and impressive interior do not disappoint. Definitely worth a visit. Be sure to take a wrap to cover shoulders; modest dress is encouraged.

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed yesterday

I didn't manage to get inside the cathedral due to the long queue under the rain. The queue was ridicoulous but we got there late afternoon so probably best to try visiting in the morning

Thank Lorenzo R
Reviewed yesterday

Its presence imposes its beauty and sends chills down your spine as you stand before it. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Probably our favorite church but we are never disappointed 3rd time climbing and still love going up. The interior is wonderful and the history of the church is well explained in French.

Thank Peter_Bomberg
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Light show was spectacular.. My friend kept teasing me.. that he couldn't believe I dragged him to that show.. meaning.. it was the coolest thing he had seen in a long time.

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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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Response from gortazar | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tieu As soon they are happy to climb 387 steps there is no problem at all, I think they will enjoyed, its very fun. I suggest you to download Jefile app to arrange the time of your visit so You don't need to stand in... More
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I have no idea but good luck and have a wonderful Christmas holiday in Paris.
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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.