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Notre Dame Cathedral

Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Paris Sainte Chapelle Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket
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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 Cité / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 42 34 56 10
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Reviewed yesterday

If at all possible go early in the morning and don't take a bag/purse. This will speed up your entry. It opens at 7:45. We arrived about 8 am and walked right in. By afternoon, the lines snake across the area out front. The treasury...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Majestic view coming over the bridge from Quartier Latin. Lots of people lining up to enter the church. It’s worth the little wait.. the inside is beautiful!

Thank flipflop525
Reviewed yesterday

Does it need a review? It's big, it's old, and it's incredibly beautiful, inside & out. Lines are crazy - it is slower in the evening

Thank Ken J
Reviewed yesterday

But the line through the vast area in front of the cathedral moved very fast while I waited for my granddaughter to do the towers tour. Can't ignore this great place!

Thank Magpie208
Reviewed yesterday

The inside is beautiful! You can visit anytime even during mass times. The bell tower is a hike up narrow steps to the top to a great view of the city!

Thank sueN5697PF
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The most beautiful monument in Paris, looks amazing on the outside and breathtaking in the inside. Inside the cathedral there are candles and plenty of seats to sit and prey. You can even give your confessions. ‼️‼️ Unfortunately we didn’t book in advance to go...More

Thank cali a
Reviewed yesterday

The Notre Dame chapel is one of the most beautiful monuments in all Paris. With a great history associated with this chapel, it worth's to spend 1 to 2 hours to admire the architecture and details, both inside and outside of the chapel. It's fascinating!...More

Thank Francisco D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful and historic. Also no entry fee. I got there early so I went right in with no wait. Very spiritual feel and very well kept

Thank susan b
Reviewed yesterday

The cathedral is massive with many really striking pieces. Recommend the audio guide, though there is an option for a free guided tour by language in the afternoon. Your audio guide includes the treasury (so it pays for itself)

Thank Carmen a
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s a marvel of human achievement and it’s free - absolutely worth a stop if you are sightseeing in Paris.

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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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13 September 2018|
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Response from pg_trip_021 | Reviewed this property |
You can take the backpack with you. They will ask you to open and check at the gates. We had backpack, they checked and let us in. Not a problem. You an keep it with you all through out the tour after that.
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13 September 2018|
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Response from Diana D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take a backpack. They will ask to look inside it though. Enjoy, It's a beautiful place.
27 August 2018|
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Response from puertorricangirl | Reviewed this property |
Didn’t took the metro, instead I purchase the hop on bus.