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A local attraction in Paris Notre Dame Cathedral Second only to the Eiffel Tower as a symbol of France, the Cathédrale Notre Dame is both a tourist destination and a working church.


Paris Notre Dame


Built between 1163AD and 1345AD the Gothic masterpiece remains today one of the world's great structures. The large interior can seat 6,000 at the base.

But, for many, the big attraction is the 387-step climb to the top of the famous towers.Once reached via that winding, narrow passageway the visitor enters a large area dominated by a huge church bell and spectacular sights of Paris

From here it's easy to imagine the fictional Quasimodo (the Hunchback of Notre Dame) ringing the 13-ton bell and clambering on the gargoyles around the perimeter.

The near-360 degree view of Paris and the close-up views of the many statues make the climb well worth the effort. Take care coming up, though. There's no guard rail and traffic runs both ways.

Entering the church is an experience. The high, rib-vaulted ceilings and the many stained-glass windows give the interior an appearance that awes, no matter how well prepared you are.

Though in many ways typical of the period, the design is nonetheless staggering.

Here it's easy to picture the self-crowning of Napoleon or the return of General de Gaulle at the end of WWII.

The 7,800-pipe organ alone makes a visit worthwhile.

Entrance to the cathedral is free it is open every day of the year from 8:00 am to 6:45 pm (7:15 pm on Saturdays and Sundays). The address is 6 place du Parvis Notre-Dame Paris 75004

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