Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris

3.6
#4 of 4,851 in Historic Sites in France
*** Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris was recently damaged by fire and might be currently closed to visitors. Inspirock will update this page as more information becomes available. *** Widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris allegedly contains some of Catholicism's most significant relics, including the purported Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Cross, and one of the Holy Nails. Small, individually crafted statues adorn the exterior and serve as column supports and waterspouts; among these are the famous gargoyles and chimeras designed for water run-off. The cathedral is well known for its statue of the Virgin and Child, its antique organ, and its great bell. A large archaeological crypt exhibit combines detailed models of the architecture from different periods as well as underground ruins. You'll see, for instance, the amazing heating system installed under the floor during the Roman occupation. Make Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris a part of your Paris vacation plans using our Paris trip itinerary planning app.
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  • Obviously since the tragic fire you can no longer enter the cathedral however it still is an iconic building in Paris. Surrounding the building are now boards (too keep people out of the building...  more »
  • Breathtaking! Yet, I felt so sad not being able to enter it to pray and witness its beauty from the inside. They are working hard on restoring the wooden roof as you can see just outside.  more »
  • It was my dream to visit cathedrale but after that fire it looks really sad. It is under construction and probably will that last for some time. Around it there are some drawings of children. Hoping.....  more »
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  • A total scam!!! The management has no regard for the children, they break them completely and beware of those who do not accept the Slavery established in this Mastery:) The supervisor insults the children, the direction without soul to camouflage all sorts of abuses and discrimination. No room for music or singing in this insecure place by the way, place to militarism, abuse of power and big hypocritical smiles on KTO. A lot of crazed and anyone is infiltering in the premises. Mostly immature staff with non-existent pedagogy. Seriously to avoid;)
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  • TO FLEE!!! If your child is happy to sing, if he loves music and is well in his skin, flee this "mastery" he do things that are inadmissible, dangerous and well hidden with children, no security in the premises, incompetence of professors hysterical barely older than the children, the invisible Director, sufficient and useless, when at the choir leader of children jaked and verbal wickedness never seen elsewhere when at the "pedagogical Manager" younger than the choristes, a catastrophe ineffective.... schedules from 1:45 pm until 10pm of very many weeks they go out late every night at 6pm, half an hour for lunch, difficulties in college because of the rhythm of which you are not aware at the outset and they apply methods little Christian: favouritism, racial and social discrimination (you just have to go listen to a Friday night to see the lack of colors) bad verbal treatment, negative competition. They absolutely do not take into account the fatigue of children and threatens you below the table of course if you dare to talk about it! TO FLEE!!! There are many other choirs and masteries of very good level in Paris in which our children can flourish, but this place flee!
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  • This place is not a mastery it is an Association of the Diocese of Paris. In December 2018 a man totally unknown to the Association asked for information about my 12-year-old daughter to the pedagogical Manager who without controls and without warning me was allowed to pass on the schedule of the children I had knowledge of the presence of this man by that responsible only when the latter showed up at the NDP Cathedral to meet my daughter a complaint is underway so that no longer recur this kind of incident which should normally be avoided by the vigilance of those who his t responsible for the children on the time of presence in their Association following this unfortunate episode and before my Word without taboos my daughter was expelled without real valid reasons and without notice overnight. The positive points of this experience that lasted only a few months being the meeting with the Professor of Gregorian, Sylvain who is really excellent, very attentive and very benevolent. And of course for my daughter nice encounters with beautiful friendships I will end by quoting Erasme "the less talented they have, the more they have pride, vanity, ARROGANCE. BUT ALL THESE LUNATICS FIND OTHER LUNATICS WHO APPLAUD THEM. "
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