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Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris

(Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris)
Church, Monument / Landmark, and Historic Site
Notre Dame, Paris
  • Giovanna R.
    "Go upstairs and see a beautiful view of Paris with the gargoyles."(18 Tips)
    Priscilla B.
    "course the house of Quasimodo!"(10 Tips)
    Gamze A.
    "Amazing gothic architecture with flying buttress ✔️"(9 Tips)
    Nora T.
    "Other beautiful cathedral, view of it from seine river is marvelous"(7 Tips)
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  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaAugust 1, 2014
    Of all famous Parisian landmarks, the Notre Dame Cathedral is the oldest. After a long construction period, this Gothic masterpiece was completed in 1345. But it is still as popular as ever!
    All-Paris-Apartments.comOctober 23, 2012
    The view from the top of Notre Dame is breathtaking, and definitely worth the 402 steps it takes to get there (no elevators)! Make sure to check out the gargoyles and make the most of the free entry!
  • Kate D.
    Kate DavisDecember 12, 2014
    Don't forget to appreciate the architecture of the building - including the steeples and gargoyles which lines the sides of the building as well as the incredible windows and tours available. Read more
  • samansarısı
    samansarısıApril 23, 2013
    it's an wonderful place to visit in paris. you can enjoy both the panaroma of the church and the ambience. there is an amphi where you can sit and watch the church, while drinking your wine ;))
  • Domnule O.
    Charming and definitely one of the most important places to visit in Paris. Go during the afternoon so that you can enjoy a wine and some cheese by the Seine river afterwards.
  • Camila R.
    It has one of the best views in Paris and the climb to the bell tower is totally worth it. There is always a line but it moves quickly and you can see a lot of beautiful things including gargoyles.
  • Semira K.
    Semira KJune 27
    It is free to visit inside but if u wants to go up u have to pay,since the cathedral has been completed in different years each side of it has a different designs which u shouldn't lose them to visit.
  • Lux L.
    Lux LaCroixAugust 24, 2014
    The line moves really fast, don't be afraid. A beautiful church with a long beautiful history. Please respect the requests of no flash, hats or talking. It won't kill you to be a civilized person.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellJune 24, 2015
    Allow yourself time here to take it all in. The climb is worth it for the gargoyles and the view and don't be overwhelmed by the queues. Justifies at least two hours of a Paris visit.
  • Kells
    KellsApril 2, 2013
    Free to go in. €2 - €5 to light a candle (optional). Fast moving line. Amazing church. No hats, no food/drink. No *flash* photography. Small gift counter at the end to buy medallions Recommend.
  • T W.
    T WSeptember 7, 2013
    All-Paris-Apartments.comDecember 11, 2012
    Fun Fact! Sitting just outside Notre Dame Cathedral's main entrance you'll find a brass compass star in the ground - all distances from Paris are measured from here.
  • Mandy M.
    Mandy MAugust 13, 2015
    I enjoy sitting in front of this magnificent cathedral at night, to watch a night show by the street performers. I think it looks prettier at night time.
  • Robert A.
    Robert AccetturaJanuary 5, 2015
    It's beautiful and old. Keep in mind just how old it is. This wasn't drawn up in CAD and wasn't built with gas powered machines. Amazing when you think about it.
    DHR.comSeptember 22, 2011
    The rose window and the overall stunning French Gothic architecture don’t show the traces of damage from the French Revolution. Try going here at night to see its beauty when illuminated. Free.
  • Absar S.
    Absar ShahAugust 7, 2014
    One of my favorite spots in town. The bells, when they ring, can make you feel like Quasimodo. Lots of restaurants right next door in the Latin Quarter, and a few quite cafés behind the cathedral.
  • Fernando T.
    Fernando T.October 5, 2014
    One of the main sights of Paris. Give yourself time to admire the main sculpted portal and facade. Climb to the towers and roof from the entrance on the North side
  • Anna T.
    Free entrance for the church but if you want to make it to the top the price is 10€pp. The gargoyles worth it plus the view is amazing! :-)
  • Artyom F.
    Long long queues, but worth waiting. Free entrance, both exterior and interior are superb. Must see in Paris.
  • Monica V.
    Monica VargasJanuary 18
    Beautiful work of gothic architecture! There is a cool statue od Saint Joan of Arc near one of the exits.
  • 3asak
    3asakFebruary 24, 2015
    that cathedral is such a beauty.after visiting inside,make a tour thru the stairs outside.the exterior view indeed much more amazing than dark&huge inside.
  • MJ.
    MJ.August 27, 2014
    Make sure to view the front and back of the cathedral. The front has a beautiful view and garden. Even has wifi for those that can't live without it.
  • Joe S.
    Joe SertichMay 16, 2013
    Get in line at the right door and exit from the left. Admission is free, but free will offerings are accepted. Great gift shop in the back of this magnificent cathedral!
  • Murat
    MuratJune 11
    So beautiful, cultural and historical. Right in the heart of the city and OldTown. Free entrance, waiting line is always long, but moves fast.
  • Anette N.
    Beautiful scenery. We only took a look outside - didn't bother to go in, but it was a great experience anyway. Cherrytrees blossom at mid-late April ☺
  • pin l.
    pin leeJune 11, 2011
    Climb up the top at about 400 steps is worth it - view is fantastic. See if u can spot sacre coer on a hill. Costs 8 euros per adult. Free for under 18s
  • Nuno C.
    Nuno CoelhoJuly 9, 2015
    Very beautiful. Do not be scared by the long line. I waited 5 min to get in and I've started from the very end of the square. Also, it's free!
  • Wagner L.
    Wagner LeiteNovember 19, 2015
    It's amazing place! It has a peace, great purity of spirit! The place is beautiful and magic!
    Tribegram.comJanuary 10, 2012
    Think of Esmaralda when shooting there ! best is to climb on the rooftod with the terrific view on Paris and the Gargoyles or shoot by the left Bank. A must !
  • Genie L.
    Genie LowAugust 7, 2014
    Beautiful church. Free admission. And oh, there's a garden at the back of the church, and you may connect free wifi at the garden too.
  • Dr.Reham ..
    Dr.Reham .GFebruary 20, 2015
    My fav cathedrals , when am there I remember ismeralda and hunchback of noterdame💗 don't forget to take a walk beside the river the view is amazing
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CherkashinMay 17, 2015
    Beautiful day and night. Don't forget to take a walk around the building. Free WiFi in the park behind the cathedral
  • Rodrigo L.
    Rodrigo LealFebruary 7, 2013
    Must do the tour with the ladies from CASA! Learn quite a lot and access to some sections that tourists wouldn't have. It's free and by the entrance you can see what time is the next tour.
  • Felipe G.
    Felipe GomesNovember 6, 2013
    Notre Dame Cathedral is arguably the most stunning gothic cathedral in the world and is undoubtedly the most famous.
  • izi.TRAVEL
    izi.TRAVELApril 7, 2014
    Notre Dame is French for “Our Lady.” But when you hear about Notre Dame, you’re probably also reminded of that popular hunchback ringing the bell of the church. Read more
    Many visitors at the spot. On inital look is the line of people is way too long. The line moves very fast and you can easily find a seat too? Enjoy!
  • iKangaroo
    iKangarooJuly 16, 2010
    Don't be afraid of the line, it moves quickly. Highly recommend going up in the bell towers to see the gargoyles and for one of Paris' best views.
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen ShaddockSeptember 10, 2014
    the park at the back is lovely, don't miss it just because it's not as obvious as the front and inside.
  • Ayomi M.
    Make sure you step on the Point Zero mark at the front of this church. It is said that you will come back to Paris again if you step on the mark.
  • Ahmed ..
    Ahmed .M4 days ago
    The biggest in Paris, nice place to visit. I would recommend. You see candles everywhere, small 3D representation of the Cathedral itself
  • Türkiye TürkiyeMay 20, 2013
    Notre Dame's towers became legend thanks to Victor Hugo's best seller, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". He invented a hunchback named Quasimodo and had him inhabit the South tower.
  • Marina B.
    Marina BurityMay 10, 2015
    It's great to go up and see the gargoyles up close. But if you're tio Vig. You might get stuck in the narrow corridors. Arrive before 10am or prepare to wait over 2h in line
  • Holly R.
    Holly Ringle July 2, 2013
    Walk all the way around the beautiful "Our Lady of Paris". Be sure to visit Gardens too, and head to Rue de St Louis on Ile de St Louis afterward for lovely boutiques and Berthillon ice cream.
  • Jill R.
    Jill RettbergSeptember 25, 2013
    If you're here with kids, make sure you let them play in the playground around the back while you take in the excellent view from there.
  • Joanna G.
    Joanna GongAugust 10, 2014
    It's really crowded but very beautiful. If you have the chance, watch a concert in the cathedral. (Check out point zero)
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BenApril 30, 2013
    Widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and among the largest and most well-known churches in the world.
  • Baris ✈.
    Baris ✈️July 18, 2014
    Nice historic place to visit. One of the gothic style of architecture, have to see gargoyles. Underground car park available front of it.
  • Krzysztof K.
    Krzysztof KołosowskiMarch 18, 2015
    One of the hallmarks of Paris. Notice the small bronze star on the square in front of cathedral. That's the actual middle point of Paris!
  • Shawn C.
    Shawn CallahanApril 17, 2015
    Try to attend an evening performance. It's an amazing setting for live music. We listened to 12 men sing liturgical chants.
  • Maribeth P.
    Maribeth PetersNovember 25, 2012
    Attend Church services on Sunday!! Spiritually amazing!! A choral recital began at 9:30am which was absolutely incredible with Mass said in French from 10:00-11:15am.
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