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Visit The Notre Dame

A trip to Paris isn’t complete without seeing the famous Notre Dame –– gargoyles and all.

Photo by Claudio Schwarz

Perhaps the most famous and beautiful cathedral on the planet!

One of Europe’s most iconic landmarks, the medieval Notre-Dame Cathedral is situated on a small island on the River Seine, in the heart of Paris, and its striking twin towers can be seen from miles around.

Completed in 1345, the cathedral is a stunning example of French-gothic architecture, with a truly awe-inspiring interior that matches its world-famous facade, and, though it sustained fire-damage in the Spring of 2019, it is currently being restored to its former glory, with its doors due to reopen in early 2021.

Where To Stay For The Notre Dame

Hôtel D'Aubusson
An embodiment of Parisian elegance, this beautiful hotel is housed in a striking, 17th-century private mansion in the heart of the city’s vibrant Latin Quarter.
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Notre Dame Historical Walking Tour In Paris

A comprehensive and immersive, small group tour of the cathedral and the surrounding area, during which you will be introduced to the stunning architecture of the Seine River’s iconic twin islands, Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis; discover the fascinating history of the district and finally, enjoy a drink in a typical Parisian Cafe.

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Paris is a great year round destination, but during the peak summer months of July and August, the city’s landmarks and sights can be extremely busy, therefore the spring and autumn months are the best times to visit.

Yes, there are no restrictions on taking photographs. However, the Cathedral is still a working church, and if a service is being held, it is generally considered polite to refrain from taking pictures.

Recitals take place on Sundays usually in the evenings.


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