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Why locals love it

This gorgeous gothic masterpiece of stained glass, gargoyles and flying buttresses is one of the most famous buildings in Paris, and for good reason. Resting on the Ile de la Cite and surrounded by the Seine, it served as inspiration for celebrated writer Victor Hugo's famous work, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Why you should visit it

Notre Dame is open, free of charge, every day of the year. It still operates as a cathedral so you can light a candle for your loved ones – purchase by making a donation inside. For the more active, you can climb the 387 steps of the internal winding staircase to view the gargoyles up close, as well as take in the stunning views over Paris.

Special tip

If you’re hungry afterwards, Ile de la Cite is famous for its ice creams – go find a vendor and enjoy your treat with a view over the river.

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May 16, 2019
The best of Gothic architecture. A real gem!!
June 13, 2018
The Notre Dame Cathedral is a medieval Catholic cathedral located on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris in France. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and it is among the largest and best-known church buildings in the Catholic Church in France. The entrancy is FREE. You have to pay the ticket only if you want to visit the Towers of Notre Dame or the Crypte. If you have time , i recommend to visit the 3 places , they are really amazing!
February 12, 2018
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