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Notre Dame de Paris, Paris: 652 reviews and 1,336 photos
Thanks to Victor Hugo everyone all over the world knows about this famous catholic cathedral that Hugo described in details in the famous ?larger than life- novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. The cathedral was built in 1163 (actually it was completed a century later) in french gothic style on spot where a roman temple was in the past.
There?s free entrance to go inside but it?s the exterior that will really blow your mind, a fine sample of French gothic architecture, we spent a lot of time checking the details, especially the small gargoyles (pic 4). Although there were long lines we managed to get inside fast, the problem is that most tourists don?t really respect this is a religious area and don?t even bother to stop talking or use their cameras without flash. It was pretty annoying but it was expected considering the fact the church gets about 14 millions visitors per year, in case you wonder this means 40,000 people daily!!
The 90m tall tower was added in the 19th century and you can climb up (you need a ticket for that) but the line was so long that we skipped it.
It?s open daily 7.45-18:45 and there?s no entrance fee
Address: Place du parvis de Notre Dame , 75004
Directions: Métro: Cité; RER: Châtelet-Les Halles, Saint Michel-Notre Dame
Phone: +33 1 42 34 56 10
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