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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. To visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris on your trip to Paris, use our Paris vacation planner.
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  • Every day he does look nice night view of this beautiful place near the Seine River. Sometimes I also get around the attractions of the Cathedral.
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  • It is pretty worth enter and that is free. There is that queues. Not much in my case the sails electronic very funny don
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  • WOW. To say this place is incredible is an understatement. So many details so much history I must have taken 50 photos. I will remember it for ever. I didn't see Quasimoto, but in my defense there are...  read more »
  • Absolutely wonderful experience. If you're interested, pay the ticket cost to the Tower tour. Be warned: It involves a lot of stairs, but the views are amazing. Also, it's not really a tour; you can go up, ask questions and go down, but it's not guided per se. Also, the wait gets long quickly; it starts at 10 am, we arrived at 10:15, but didn't get in until close to 11:30. You can show up at 9 to make sure you're first in line, but then you still wait an hour to get in. Either way, it was worth the wait and cost of admission!!!
  • I absolutely loved visiting Notre Dame. I have now been inside three times and to the top twice. I would highly recommend going to this place at least once. The easiest way to go to the top is to be there a little before opening time and avoid the long lines. Same goes for going inside, beware the long lines. They do move quickly, but depending how long the lines are it can take some time to get inside!
  • Notre Dame is one of the must see sights in Paris due to it's history and signifance.. It is an active church so sensitivity to worshipers is necessary. If you speak too loudly the staff will ask you to be quieter. You can purchase a map from a vending machine for 2 euros. The audio guide was helpful and allows you to get into the treasury for free. Please note that free admission to the treasury is one per each audio guide. The staff was not very friendly or helpful. If you want to climb the steps to the bell tower, you will probably want to line up early as the line can be long.
  • Breath taking. Very, very crowded here, show up as early as possible. The area is filled with wonderful little shops and restaurants, and is walking distance from the bookstore Shakespeare & company.
  • This is one of the must see holy places! It may not live up to the Vatican and it's not as holy as Israel but the architecture is timeless brilliance. The statues look as if they were really staring at u. I am not a Catholic but this place just blew me away.
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