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  • Address: 6 place du Parvis Notre-Dame, Paris, France 75004
  • Hours: April 1st - September 30th: 10am - 6:30 pm June, July and August on Saturday and Sunday: 10 am - 11 pm October 1st - March 31st: 10am - 5:30pm Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th

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Towers of the Notre Dame Cathedral

The cornerstone of Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral was laid in 1163, but it wasn't until almost a hundred years later, in 1250, that the towers were finished (and almost another hundred until construction was completed, in 1345). Its bells, the largest of which actually have a name – Emmanuel – have rung in the hour and some of Paris's most historical events ever since.

Hearty visitors to Notre-Dame Cathedral shouldn't miss the chance to climb the 387 stairs to the two western-facing towers. If you were impressed by the cathedral's soaring interior, you will be awestruck by what you find up there. Other than meeting the famous Emmanuel, make sure to say hello to the creepy gargoyles that guide the flow of rainwater away from the structure.

Practical Info

Notre-Dame Cathedral is located on L'île de la Cité, one of two islands in the middle of the Seine River. It's reachable via several Métro lines: line 4 (Saint-Michel), lines 1 & 11 (Hôtel de Ville) and line 10 (Maubert-Mutualité).

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

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Skip the line to climb the Notre Dame Cathedral Bell Towers and explore 2000 years of tumultuous Parisian history from the dark ages to the City of Light. By ...  Read more

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

From USD $39.93
Skip-The-Line: Saint-Chapelle and Towers of Notre-Dame, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Skip-The-Line: Saint-Chapelle and Towers of Notre-Dame

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Enjoy a guided introduction and Skip-the-Line access into two of the most beautiful and most visited monuments in Paris!

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $62.74
Paris Super Saver: Small-Group Skip-the-Line Notre-Dame Tower and Louvre Museum, Paris, ... 
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Paris Super Saver: Small-Group Skip-the-Line Notre-Dame Tower and Louvre Museum

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Beat the queues and save money at two of the French capital’s top attractions with this small-group Paris Super Saver. Begin with a walking tour of the ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.52
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Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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Experience the best of the French capital in one day on this 7.5-hour sightseeing tour of Paris. Take a guided tour of the famous Louvre Museum and marvel at ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 7.5 hours

From USD $165.42
Paris City Tour by Minivan, Louvre Museum and Seine River Lunch Cruise, Paris, Full-day Tours
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Paris City Tour by Minivan, Louvre Museum and Seine River Lunch Cruise

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Take a small group full-day tour of Paris by minivan for a personalized Paris experience. Your tour combines fast track entry and a guided visit to the Louvre, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $265.81

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