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Notre Dame Cathedral

6 Parvis Notre-Dame, Paris 75004 France
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    Maggie Langeness
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    5 Feb 27, 2013

    Make sure to get hot wine from the vendors if you go in winter! Take lots of pictures from the top..amazing views

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    5 Sep 13, 2012

    Notre Dame de Paris, French for "Our Lady of Paris". One of the most visited places in Paris, and it's free! If you want to go up to the top for the view, then you will pay a small fee. Inside the cathedral are beautiful stain glass windows and lots of gargoyle figures inside and outside. It is considered the "finest example" of French gothic architecture.

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    5 Dec 10, 2012

    Climb to the top to hang with the gargoyles.

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    Lucy Swift Weber Youdovin
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    5 May 02, 2012
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  • Notre Dame CathedralPro 2014
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    5 Feb 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.

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    5 Oct 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.

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    5 Sep 19, 2013

    it is best you take a tour, there is so much to sea you will not manage in one visit. just have a first impression and than go back to the details which you like. do not forget to light a candle for the ones you lover and mis

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    5 Jan 20, 2014

    it's an impressive church with a lot of history

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    5 Feb 12, 2014
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    5 Jun 15, 2014
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    4 Oct 17, 2013

    One of the most popular catholic cathedral's in france. Each first friday of the month you can view and kiss the Crown of Thorns of Jesus and the Nails used for his crucifixion. In my recent visit to this church, I noticed the line outside is really very long since visitors are mostly tourists. They will allow you in without lining up if you will attend Mass.

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    Paul Wong
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    4 May 21, 2013

    Hope no one misses the ground zero survey monument at the front entrance square. All distance in France is measured from here.

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    4 Jan 27, 2013

    Una delle cattedrali gotiche più famose del mondo, celebre per i suoi Gargoil

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    4 Oct 11, 2012
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    4 May 29, 2013

    Of course you have to visit here if you're in Paris! It is steeped in history and what a magnificent piece of architecture it is.

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    4 Jan 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.
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    4 Jan 31, 2013

    The Notre-Dame Cathedral is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in Europe built sometime in the 4th/7th Century. Its framework, sculptures, stained glasses, organs, treasure, and spire among other elements are magnificent features to admire. The in-house concerts are especially vibrant!

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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    The Notre Dame cathedral is interesting for just how gigantic it is in the midst of crowded Paris. A stunning, stunning sight that deserves more space, but is perhaps more surprising for not having it.

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    Rebecca Everson
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    3 Sep 12, 2012

    It's just another European church. It looks like all the rest. Its worth a trip through just because you have to, but otherwise I suggest to skip it.

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    5 Jul 01, 2014

    Try to go on a Sunday during mass. The Cathedral itself is beautiful but the mass makes it even more enchanting. The singing, the music and the atmosphere created make it totally worthwhile, even if you are not Catholic.
    If you can't make it on a Sunday, visit anyway, as it is one of the most inspiring interiors in any church: the organ, the rose windows, the overall architecture. Unfortunately, I couldn't go up to the observatory, but they say it's an incredible experience as well.

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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 ... read more
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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Aliases: Notre Dame Cathedral, Notre Dame