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Notre Dame Cathedral

Ragini Mehra
If you’re an art or history buff, or just an avid traveller, this is a must on your Paris itinerary. Among the most important landmarks in the world, the cathedral allows visitors to enter for free.While you are here, spend some time admiring the cathedral’s majestic entrance, architectural gargoyles and the West Rose Window (with a beautiful depiction of Virgin Mary), among other artefacts. Plan your visit in a way so you can attend the Sunday morning mass, one of the most peaceful and enriching experiences ever.Timings:Monday – Friday: 7:45 am – 6:45 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 7:45 am – 7:15 pm
I read this 'Places to See when You're in Paris' blog once and it mentioned the Cathedral for its enchanting architecture and it was enchanting indeed. The gorgeous Gothic composition could inspire the next doodle I make or might have inspired some the most prolific artists in the world (that's bigger, obviously since there's not even an ounce of an artist in me). Notre-Dame was stunning. It was the first time I spent so much time in a church, lit a candle and felt beyond nice. It was almost time for lunch and I knew what I'd like to have this afternoon in Paris (and I pinched myself again!)
Just outside Notre-Dame, slightly to the left, there's a street full of food. Just what I like! I knew I can't leave Paris without having an authentic Macaroon with a cup of hot wine. So I did! 5 euros later, the stomach wasn't full but the heart was!
After visiting this epic monument, we walked down Champs Elysees the premium road of Paris. On our way we also grabbed some french macrons from the famous shop Laduree. The second place which we now visited was Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris is symbolically considered the heart of the city. It is one of the main medieval Catholic cathedrals on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France.The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Even if it was damaged a lot during french revolution, after restoration it is among the best known largest churches not only in France but also the whole world. The calmness and serenity inside makes it a pious place where one sit for hours. The entry here is free and it is flooded with tourists who visit to admire the interiors of the world famous cathedral.
Nandini Ramesh
6th JulyVisiting the Notre Dame Cathedral and climbing the towers on the same day is doable. We chose to do it on two separate days. Get there early, before 9am, to beat the tourists and visit the Cathedral without jostling around with other people for some space to take in the Gothic architecture of the Cathedral. On the side of the cathedral, there is a kiosk where you can book a slot for the tower visit. The kiosk opens at 9:15am daily. Advance booking is not possible. Alternatively, you could book your slot on JeFile app. While at the top, don't miss spotting the edge of the island that is hosting you - the very same island where Paris was born!
laxmi shukla
2. Notre Dame Situated at a distance of almost one Km from Pantheon Notre Dame is a Cathedral which is visible from Pantheon. It is one of the iconic and 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. one of the prominent landmarks of Paris.
Animesh Sood
Once done, we boarded the train from the closest train station to Notre Dame cathedral. It is considered to be the finest example of French Gothic architecture and is extremely popular among the tourists.
Priyank Aggarwal
The cathedral is located on a river Island and the views are really beautiful around it (Especially at night). Inside is awesome with huge ornate ceilings and massive pillars. Being 850 years old it is beautifully maintained. You can explore the nearby Sainte - Chapelle and beautiful views.
-the Notre Dam Cathedral
Vivek Suryamurthy
En route to the Notre Dame cathedral, I checked out the Louvre museum(obviously closed!) as it was close by and the only time it is free is around midnight. The Pyramide du Louvre stood desolate yet looked impressive! It brought back memories of Da Vinci code and Kane Chronicles! Note: It requires a day or two to have a look at the world's biggest museum. Hence, plan accordingly! I am yet to visit the museum!Finally, I made it to the Notre Dame Cathedral for the Christmas mass. For a non religious person, the entire set of events was interesting. You might wonder why I visited the church in the first place! Christmas at Paris begins with the 12 am clock bell of Notre Dame. One of the biggest churches in Europe, you have to visit it at least for the architecture. What makes it even more interesting is that the church is located in an island close to the river Seine and the view from the river cruise is all the more impressive!
Nikhita Shere
Notre Dame is a tourist spot and it is filled with lanes of shops full of souveniers. Its highly confusing to make out if you have stuck the right deal. tip: As you walk away from the central tourist spot you will realise the price dropping of the items. From 3 caps for 10 Euros the deal changes to 5. Yes! It happened with me, only if someone had alerted me on this TRICK! So begin chekcing out stuff from the street thats further away and then choose the right deals!
Kayli Olson
Of course must see Notre Dame, also a very nice Shakespeare bookstore we spent an hour in to read and write. We spent a lot of time in the bookstore!
Fran Sendiong-Dacono
Old and beautiful. It was so heartwarming to be there, a place of pilgrimage and where we also offered our prayers and thanks for the opportunity that God bestowed us in this trip.
Aanchal Karnwal
On the way back to Airport I also visited very famous Notre Dam, a beautiful and marvel of French Gothic architecture. Each carving on this cathedral is stunning, sculptures and beautiful stained glass, it is among the largest and well known church building in the world.
Valerie Fidan
10. Notre Dame is Amazing, too. Notre Dame de Paris is amazing. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world. You should go to the top of the towers, it’s pretty crazy because the steps are teeeny-tiny and you just wind up and up; and when you get to the very top there’s an amazing view.
The Notre Dame! I have been imagining what it would be like to see the Notre Dame since I was 12 years old when I got assigned the dance of Esmeralda to dance at a ballet competition. My ballet teacher told me all about the life of Esmeralda. How she was a beautiful Gypsy begging for money by dancing with her tambourine outside of the Notre Dame. Seeing the building in person was so cool.
Who can get away from the gargoyles and the gothic feel! Beautiful inside and spell binding outside.