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Notre Dame Cathedral

Open today: 8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité
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Skip the Line: Sainte Chapelle in Palais de la Cité
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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 yesterday via mobile

A must visit if you’re in town. Go there early to avoid the long queue and mind who you’re lining up with as some would tend to skip the line if you get busy taking photos. Better get an audio tour for a nominal fee...More

Thank cmor8
Reviewed yesterday

Over 850 years old and still standing! what a beautiful and significant structure (not counting it's religious significance). Walking inside of the Cathedral you can feel the history. I am glad that the stained glass windows were restored. While it may reduce the light within,...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In the US the oldest buildings are typically mid 18th century. Here the cathedral took longer to build than the age of our oldest structures. The building is beautiful inside and out. Others stated the the interior was dark and not much to see. I...More

Thank Russ G
Reviewed yesterday

Such a magnificent building with amazing history. My 2nd visit to the cathedral. Would recommend it every time.

Thank Carla E
Reviewed yesterday

On the banks of the river La Seine, Notre Dame de Paris is so beautiful inside and out! There is a long queue for accessing so better go early in the morning.

Thank Nadia T
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing architecture and history. I spent longer, taking photos inside, reading about the history and stopping to pray. Take a lap around the structure - the outside and the flying buttresses are as wonderful as the inside.

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed yesterday

Notre Dame de Paris is one of Europe's great Gothic cathedrals. You do not have to be religious to appreciate its grandeur. It is a monument to the masons' craft. Notre Dame is located near the centre of Paris, it's hard to miss. By the...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Queues were rather long but moved fairly quickly. Can be problematic for vulnerable groups. Would have been a memorable visit had it not been for the ride Caucasian French Women at the Museum counter on the 14 Sept. She was exceptionally rude. I merely asked...More

1  Thank Advontuur
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An awesome experience .... right from trying to get there (didn’t take any package) to going into the cathedral . A good spiritual experience . Splendid architecture

Thank Grace O
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A stunning view of the facade, the entrance was free and there was a mass during our visit which made it more interesting.

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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
13 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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13 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.
27 August 2018|
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Response from puertorricangirl | Reviewed this property |
Didn’t took the metro, instead I purchase the hop on bus.