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  • Address: 6 Place du Parvis Notre Dame
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 6:45pm; weekends 8am - 7:15pm
  • Admission: Free

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Notre Dame Cathedral

If Paris has a heart, then this is it. The cathedral of Notre Dame (Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris) is not only a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture, but has also been Catholic Paris' ceremonial focus for seven centuries. The cathedral's immense interior, a marvel of medieval engineering, holds over 6,000 people and has spectacular rose windows.

Although Notre Dame is regarded as a sublime architectural achievement, there are all sorts of minor anomalies, the result of centuries of aesthetic intervention. These include a trio of main entrances that are each shaped differently, and are accompanied by statues that were once coloured to make them more effective as Bible lessons for the masses. The interior is dominated by a 7,800-pipe organ that was restored but has not worked properly since.

Practical Info

Notre Dame is located on the Ile de la Cité, an island in the middle of the Seine River. It is close to many of the main attractions of Paris and is easily reached by foot. Or catch the metro line 4 to Cité.

It's well worth the effort of climbing the 387 steps of the north tower. This will bring you to the top of the west facade and face to face with many of the cathedral's most frightening gargoyles, which enjoy a spectacular view of Paris.

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4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

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Location: Paris, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Combo: Sightseeing Bus and Seine River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 44 Reviews

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Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

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Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 169 Reviews

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Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 9 Reviews

Explore historical areas of Paris by coach and enjoy an in-depth visit to Notre Dame Cathedral on this fascinating sightseeing tour. See and learn about top ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 304 Reviews

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Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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3.5 star rating: Worth doing 45 Reviews

This sightseeing tour will give you the unique opportunity to discover Paris, its history and its major landmarks.

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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4.5 star rating: Recommended 133 Reviews

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Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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