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Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

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Historic Site, Religious Center, Church, Landmark
Ranked #4 in Paris things to do
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6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 4234 5610
http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/
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**Please note that due to extensive damage sustained in a tragic fire in 2019, the Cathedral of Notre Dame is currently closed to the public. The French government hopes it will reopen in 2024.** ... Read more
Paris's finest church is a great example of Gothic architecture. It sits on the western edge of the Île de la Cité, an island in the middle of the Seine river that was once the center of medieval Paris. Construction on the masterpiece began in the 1160's, and cathedral immediately became a center of the religious world in France (the call to the Third Crusade was announced from within its unfinished walls). The towering church features the largest organ in France and a stained-glass window donated by King Saint Louis. In 1944, the church bells rang here to announce that Paris had been liberated from the Germans.

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Dallas, Texas, USA

Since it doesn’t cost to go in, this is great on a budget. Beautiful architecture and beautiful window works. I highly recommend it.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA

Notre Dame is arguably one of the most famous churches in history, only slightly less famous than St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
Most of us grew up with the Disney classic based off Victor Hugo's work (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), and seeing it in person does not disappoint. The entry is free, although if you want the audio tour or to climb the tower, it does cost a small fee, if you want to go inside, get there early!!
Notre Dame is also a great place for worship as well. For anyone of the Christian faith, it is a cool experience to pray in a place that people have been praying for centuries.

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New York City, New York State, USA

This is even more stunning in real life and something everyone should experience. My first experience was taking a river boat tour to be able to see the architecture and structure and from there I knew I had to go inside. And I was speechless. You get this overwhelming feeling around you of all the history that has happened in this building putting you in a state of awe and wonder. Easily one of the most beautiful place in all of Paris.

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New York City, New York State, USA

It is even more impressive and gorgeous in person than you think it might be. This is generally true of about everything in Paris.

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San Francisco, California, USA

A mandatory site for tourists but be prepared for insane lines. The climb and view at the top makes it all worth it

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New York City, New York State, USA

takes a bit and high hills but is a total worth view for the city. It is breathtaking and so safe for solo travelers.

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Provo

Notre Dame is a classic and one of the most well know cathedrals in the world! While it is smaller than some cathedrals it is stunning. It definitely gets crowded so going early is a good idea plus it's free! Beautiful stained glass windows and an interesting history. You can pay to also go on a tour of the towers and see the gargoyles up close.

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

We made a beeline to the Notre-Dame right after watching the sunrise at the Eiffel Tower. Getting there before 8:30am was the best thing we could have done!! It was before all the tour groups came in so we had the church almost to ourselves. It was weird! But awesome. The earlier you can go, the better. It’s free if you aren’t going up to the top. The top doesn’t open until 8:30 which is why it’s so quiet in there right at 8:00am.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

Free to visit. Usually there is a line but it moves rather quickly. To go up to the tower there is a different line, however. You must get there early if you want to go up and see the bells.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

A Paris icon that is viewed best from inside and out, this is a must-see for any visitor. Try and catch a mass for a truly Parisian experience.

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Bronx, New York State

Every church has their certain charm to spiritual, warming but also mysterious sensation that anything can take place here .. Notre Dame it’s not only amazing in the arquitecturales displayed but its beautiful for the comforting feelings that it brings just standing outside of it !!

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Anaheim, California

We made a stop here , as the notre dame cathedral is a popular must stop, however my boyfriend and i were pretty buzzed when we arrived so and they stopped us because we had a backpack and we couldnt bring it inside. We than took turns to go in. Inside was a beautiful cathedral you can probably spend a good 20 minutes in there to see the whole thing thoroughly but because we didnt want either of us to wait we made a quick spin and came back out. They do sell these tree branches outside that you can probably pick somewhere but they call it the holy leaves ?

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Green Bay, Wisconsin

Its a steep climb to the top but the views will be so worth it! If you plan to see more than a few museums, a museum pass is worth it and you get to skip the slow lines.

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Marsaxlokk

The Cathedral is one impressive French Gothic medieval building. We visited on Sunday morning and explored its exterior but found the queues too long and postponed the tour of the interior and the climb up its towers for another time, hopefully not in the very distant future.

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Lincoln, Nebraska

Beautifully crafted. It stands out from a lot of the other landmarks in Paris.

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Reno, Nevada, USA

This cathedral is a must see! You might be tempted to not go inside because of the long lines, but the lines move fast, and it's worth the wait! Be very careful about pickpocketers in this area... they are everywhere because of the amount of tourists waiting in line.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

This brings everything into perspective and makes you question the meaning of life itself!

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

IMPORTANT... DO NOT be scared away by the long lines (like I was originally)! Not only do they move SUPER FAST but it is also free to enter! The experience was much better than anticipated for one of the world's most famous landmarks. They even do free tours throughout the day in different languages. Definitely worth seeing and going into! It was really amazing because the church is 850 years old! Much older than most churches and it looked completely different than in design than it's younger siblings around Europe.

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Brno, Czech Republic

This is one of the greatest religious building I've ever seen. It has breathtaking architecture.

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Yorba Linda, California, USA

A catholic's must visit, when in Paris. The cathedral is beautiful (inside and out)
Yes, it's elbow to elbow tourist destination (for all), but it is definitely worth a visit.

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