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Notre Dame Cathedral

6 Parvis Notre-Dame | Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 34 56 10
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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 Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 42 34 56 10
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Reviewed yesterday

We were in Paris for a 2 day stop over as part of our tour package. On the free and easy, my family and I took Uber to visit Notre Dame Cathedral. The place is on high security as there were police and soldiers everywhere....More

Thank SLHoliday13
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well, it's Notre Dame. An impressive early Gothic cathedral that was washed clean some seventeen years ago. The walls used to be literally black. Hunchback, chimeras and all that. Underwhelming inside; there are better cathedrals to visit in Paris, typically with less or no waiting...More

Thank ns1991
Reviewed yesterday

Notre Dame Cathedral is another cathedral checked off my list. Plus is that it is free and you do not have to pay for a ticket, and the plaza gives enough space for pictures and such.

Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful site to see and a great place to stroll and people watch. Not too crowded and so easy to get to. Also, there are the fully automated porta potties nearby which is a plus.

Thank Michele K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see Paris site. Old and Grand with beautiful stain glass windows. The architecture is one of the greatest.

Thank Hedy V
Reviewed yesterday

WE reached here before noon only to find the place bustling. The was a special bread-making event going on outside the church which added to the attraction. We missed the free waling-tour but being inside the cathedral was so serene. Its a huge cathedral, artistic...More

Thank Manoj_Poddar
Reviewed yesterday

There is no cost to walk into the church and look around. It's definitely worth the trip as the church has several stunning paintings, statues, stained glass, etc.. It's simply beautiful.

Thank Marc M
Reviewed yesterday

Don't miss visiting Notre Dame Cathedral while in Paris. The architecture is magnificent! It is very crowded most of the time. The best time to go to avoid long lines is early in the morning around 7:00 a.m. The first time we went was in...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed yesterday

Notre Dame is all about the architecture, but don't miss the murals, sculptures, and other artwork. The lines weren't excessive.

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The top is definitely worth climbing a few hundred steps. If you're obese you may not fit (seriously). Go early to avoid crowds.

Thank Clint B
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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I plan to visit here in July, I understand that women have to cover their shoulders, but can I wear shorts?
18 June 2017|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
No problem with shorts and my wife had bare shoulders which was ok
Tara C
I am planning to visit Notre Dame on a Sunday. What is the dress code? Are long pants required?
15 June 2017|
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Response from Treeangel5 | Reviewed this property |
No dress requirements. ✌🏻
Will the cathedral be open to visit on French national day, aka Bastille Day?
15 June 2017|
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Response from Arqssp | Reviewed this property |
We where in Paris during Bastille Day last year. Is an awesome celebration and a great time to visit. That day Im not sure if the cathedral were open. But O strongly suggest to line up and see the parade and the air show... More