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Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris

(Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris)
Church, Monument / Landmark, and Historic Site
Notre-Dame, Paris
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  • Artyom F.
    Artyom FedosovJuly 27, 2016
    Long long queues, but worth waiting. Free entrance, both exterior and interior are superb. Must see in Paris.
  • All-Paris-Apartments.com
    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!
  • 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!
  • Semira K.
    Semira KJune 27, 2016
    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.
  • 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
  • Fatma Bilgen Ç.
    Amazing city view from towers!You have to wait in a long line of visitors even though you have a "museum pass".Visitor hours ends ~6pm,but I advise you to go there at most ~4pm before queuing ends up.
  • 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!
  • Karyn  @konorth O.
    Its worth the 10 euro to climb the stairs to the tower.From the top you can see both the Eiffel tower and Sacre Coeur aka as Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris as well as see gargoyles up close.
  • 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 ;))
  • Sofia G.
    Sofia GalegoSeptember 26, 2016
    Gothic cathedral, it is impossible not feel overwhelming by it. Go all the way to the top, and get a nice view of the city.
  • Kris V.
    Kris VerdeyenNovember 4, 2016
    For picture lovers go there in the late afternoon. The setting sun adds a touch of magic to your pictures. Take also pictures from the surrounding scenery, the bridges and the montparnasse tower...
  • 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.
  • 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
    FOR THE TOWERS, GET THERE BEFORE 8:30AM FOR A 9:30 OPENING. THAT IS THE SHORTEST YOU WILL WAIT UNLESS YOU PAY FOR A CUT-THE-LINE TOUR. Bring coffee n croissant to eat breakfast while waiting!
  • 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.
  • Domnule O.
    Domnule ObzenJune 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • All-Paris-Apartments.com
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DHR.com
    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.
  • 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.
  • shabnam s.
    shabnam sinaJanuary 5
    such a nice view to river and has a great classic architecture , when you walk into the church you can feel another sence of being in space .
  • Absar S.
    Absar ShahAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Başak
    BaşakFebruary 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.
  • Lamia
    LamiaJuly 28, 2016
    No queues thank God. But really fantastic and you will need time to see everything.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Monica V.
    Monica VargasJanuary 18, 2016
    Beautiful work of gothic architecture! There is a cool statue od Saint Joan of Arc near one of the exits.
  • Anna T.
    Anna TrifonidouMay 29, 2016
    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! :-)
  • Anton S.
    Anton SkrypnykFebruary 1, 2016
    Must see. One of the sights of Paris! But very long line to enter the tower for the view😪
  • 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.
  • Dr.Reham G.
    Dr.Reham GaryFebruary 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Tribegram.com
    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 !
  • QUICK STOP W.
    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!
  • Murat
    MuratJune 11, 2016
    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.
    Anette NørgaardApril 23, 2016
    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 ☺
  • Wagner L.
    Wagner LeiteNovember 19, 2015
    It's amazing place! It has a peace, great purity of spirit! The place is beautiful and magic!
  • 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
  • Lina B.
    Lina BellFebruary 5
    Beautiful view of Paris and the Seine river if you climb to the top especially near sunset.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Richard S.
    Richard StreetSeptember 10, 2016
    Just a stunning piece of architecture! Visit at night if you can, it's absolutely stunning when all lit up.
  • 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.
  • Ayomi M.
    Ayomi MichaelisMay 3, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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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