Notre Dame Cathedral
Open Hours:8a-6:45p M-Su, Towers: 9:30a-6:45p M-Su (times vary in winter), Masses: 8a, 9a, noon, 6:45p M-F, 8a, 9a, noon, 6:30p Sa, 8a, 8:45a, 10a, 11:30a, 12:30p, 6:30p Su
Phone:+33 1 4234 5610
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- 98%History Buffs
- 89%Local Culture
- 72%Art & Design Lovers
- 71%Spiritual Seekers
- 63%Family Travelers
- 54%Budget Travelers
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- Notre Dame CathedralMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 7Feb 01, 2014
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 amaing 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.
- Notre Dame CathedralMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Jan 30, 2014
Walking along the Seine...
And I find myself at Notre-Dame.... as much as I would be on the look for Quasimoto, I would probably benefit more if I'd watch my step for tourists, street performers and busy locals alike. The pictures dont do the cathedral justice as actually being their in it's shadow. It's an experience beyond the spiritual. It is a testimony to not only man's religious motivations but to his ingenuity as well.... all before the cell phone... hell before modern electricity or any other creature comforts that one would expect on a 20th century construction site.
Much like the rest of Paris, the rest of the Old Country, albeit the Old World.. it takes my breath away.
;DRecommended for:Spiritual Seekers
- Notre Dame CathedralMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Feb 11, 2014
I'm a huge fan of architecture. If you're visiting Paris, you must check out Notre Dame. Admission is free so you can do a quick walk-thru or stay for mass. The style of architecture is known as French Gothic and it took about two centuries to be completed, finally in 1345. The stained glass is stunning and the cathedral has some amazing buttresses. Of course, pictures don't quite do it justice but I was able to capture some really good ones at dusk. It can be seen from the Seine of course and if you take a cruise down the river, there are some great views to be had. We did a night cruise and a bus tour. Inside, photos are allowed but no flash photography. It is after all, a place of worship.
- Notre Dame CathedralAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersOct 28, 2013
I absolutely loved this cathedral, but I am a nostalgic romantic - and a Disney kid at heart, which means my love of The Hunchback of Notre Dame influenced my favoritism. It's a gorgeous, intricately detailed gothic structure, with breathtaking stained glass interiors and a massive organ on the upper back wall. The line to climb to the top is ridiculous, so get there early.
- Notre Dame CathedralMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 16, 2013
The powerful outlook of Notre Dame de Paris is remarkable. In a bright day, the cathedral is shining bright reflecting the sun. One of the world's best Gothic architecture building, every side is inspiring. Walk around the cathedral to see the structure.
- Notre Dame CathedralMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 30, 2014
The Notre Dame Cathedral is impressive. There's an ominous sense of history and religion as soon as you enter the Cathedral. It's darkly lit and conjures up centuries of churchgoers coming in to pray and seeking spiritual solace.
- Notre Dame CathedralJan 30, 2014
Notre Dame is without question my favorite spot in Paris. The building itself speaks to the majesty and timelessness of the cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century. Like her country itself, Notre Dame de Paris bears marks of the violence of the French Revolution and boasts architectural styles from various ages. A tour through the inside of the cathedral gives visitors a powerful sense of history and spirituality. The best, however, is the walk through the bell towers which grants up close and personal interviews with the famed gargoyles and a beautiful view of the city. The tightly winding staircases in the towers and the narrow walkways at their summits are worn with the footsteps of centuries' of worshipers; Notre Dame is one of those places where history lives. A visit to the cathedral is partly spooky, partly spiritual, and completely memorable. My recommendation: Notre Dame at Christmas--the giant Christmas tree, Christmas mass and the low December cloud cover add an air of festivity and closeness to an otherwise amazing church.
- Notre Dame CathedralMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Sep 19, 2013
Incredibly, this cathedral is celebrating its 850th anniversary. The long line outside moves very quickly, plus entry is free so you have no excuse to skip it!
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Aliases: Notre Dame Cathedral, Notre Dame