Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris
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One of the most recognizable historic and religious sites in the world, Notre-Dame de Paris is a Gothic landmark and the city's spiritual home. Built between the 12th and 14th centuries, it's a vision... Read More
One of the most recognizable historic and religious sites in the world, Notre-Dame de Paris is a Gothic landmark and the city's spiritual home. Built between the 12th and 14th centuries, it's a vision of stone, stained glass and history. If you had had the stamina to climb 387 steps, views from the north tower would have taken your breath away. Today you will still have to wait for this privilege until the structural renovations are complete. Panels along the North side of cathedral detail the salvage process and ongoing restoration following the April 2019 fire. When you look up, you'll come eye-to-eye with gargoyles (actually chimeras, there is a difference) and see laid out before you the flying buttresses, an architectural feat to this day. Definitely worth the visit!
- Sightseeing: "Yes, Notre Dame de Paris is still closed for interior visits during its renovation. But it's well worth visiting the site to get a close-up of this venerable structure, beloved by the world over."
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Built 800 years ago the Notre Dame anchors the oldest part of Paris. It's also a gateway to the fabulous Ile St.-Louis.
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