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Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame | Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +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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Notre Dame is truly what you would imagine of a medieval cathedral: enormous, dark, beautiful stain glass, and large stone columns. Take your time walking around and inside as... read more

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Notre Dame is truly what you would imagine of a medieval cathedral: enormous, dark, beautiful stain glass, and large stone columns. Take your time walking around and inside as there are so many hidden details and the garden/park behind the church is a great place to relax while admiring the views.

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Amazing to see this beautiful church and it's free! We were able to watch the mass as well. We went late afternoon which meant there were short queues . The area around notre dame is full of bars and coffee shops but as you would expect more expensive than other parts of the city.

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The outside is quite impressive and worth a look. However, I'd only bother looking inside if there were no queues and you had nothing better to do. It's a kind of 'well, we're in Paris, we ought to see the Notre Dame'. It's big, I'll grant you that but grand it is not, certainly if you compare with it with... More 

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We had a 2 hour city trip to see all the places in Paris. It was raining we see the building from outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This iconic cathedral is a must see in Paris. It is free to get in. Magnificent inside and out! The craftsmanship, architecture and scale are stunning. The colorful of the stain glass work is so beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This historic Notre Dame Cathedral is on the bank of Seine River. It's right at St. Michel Metro Station. Beautiful and famous especially if you have seen the movie. The Dwarf at Notre Dame. St. Michel is famous with all French, Greek and Morocco restaurants and cafes. Beer & wine hangouts and very crowded on weekends.

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Stunning sureal building. Lovely atmsophere. Stunning glass work and craftmanship. Definatley somewhere you need to visit in Paris

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I was very during the late afternoon in the fall of 2014, at the time were was a lot of people in the cathedral but thankfully not too much. It is an amazing pieces of architecture and I recommend everyone to go in. It is free and if you don't need to here a sermon or the singing it takes... More 

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Not sure if was imagining for it to be grander before coming here or if we just visited grander cathedrals but sadly I felt a little underwhelmed by it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's Paris, you're tourists- you gotta go! The line outside moves quickly and once inside- stay as long as the kids will let you! Going on a sunny day is a plus for the stained glass but a more reverent place can't be found outside the Vatican. Surprises? Several...the famous buttresses are better viewed outside, from the back. The Christmas... 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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