Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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Due to the tragic fire that has destroyed portions of the Notre Dame Cathedral, it will be closed to tourists and worshippers until further notice. Tours listed on this page may go past, but do not enter, Notre Dame Cathedral.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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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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Neighbourhood: Ile de la Cité / 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, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
How to get there
  • Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame • 4 min walk
  • Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame • 4 min walk
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada811 contributions
Dec 2022
While unfortunately had a fire during renovations, visiting the site's exterior is still worth it! The cathedral is still pretty. Any damage from the fire is clearly not external. It does suck that there's opaque fencing around the site, but it just covers the lowest part of the cathedral.
Written 20 January 2023
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Pati2804
49 contributions
Jan 2023
Despite being closed, there was still a lovely atmosphere outside of the building with people playing music - can't wait to come back when it has reopened.
I do like that they displayed boards around it explaining the process of the rebuild.
Written 20 January 2023
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rentcar
Norway14 contributions
Jan 2023
very beautiful cathedral in the center of Paris, we had seen a documentary on the fire and the renovation,
Written 19 January 2023
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Luke B
Adelaide, Australia44 contributions
Jan 2023
Tore Dame is and incredible building and although still being repaired is incredible to view - I was lucky enough to visit before it burned down and inside was amazing.
Written 16 January 2023
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gsgman777
Columbia, IL555 contributions
May 2022
Unfortunately, because of the rebuild we could only look around at the outside. Still very impressive and I hope it returns to full glory.
Written 13 January 2023
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Martino B
Chelmsford, UK4,931 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Probably one of the most recognised cathedrals known in the world by name alone .
It’s another must visit in Paris and you cannot miss this one
Written 31 December 2022
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Betibns
Krakow, Poland35 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
I believe that such places as the Notre Dame speak for themselves. Another place that any Paris lovers should definitely see to get to know the city better.
Written 31 December 2022
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Darren D
Texas752 contributions
Dec 2022
Post-fire renovations are still taking place, and the entire city is preparing to host the 2024 Olympics. Therefore, no one can enter the cathedral. Nevertheless, it is beautiful in the day and night!
Written 26 December 2022
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Zoe G
Adelaide, Australia254 contributions
Dec 2022
A wonderful backdrop to the Christmas markets. Still under renovation but wow what a place! Standing over the Siene this is a perfect place to sit, think and enjoy life.
Written 26 December 2022
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden453 contributions
Dec 2022
They intend to finish by upcoming Olympics and I couldnt go in. There are other things in the area that you can spend time on. Just snap a couple of pics from the outside and move on.
Written 25 December 2022
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