"Notre Dame" Notre Dame de Paris Tip by Erin74

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  Notre Dame
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Notre Dame de Paris is one of the world's most famous examples of gothic architecture. More than 700 years old, the cathedral is also known to people worldwide as the setting for Victor Hugo's masterpiece "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." It was here that Napoléon crowned himself emperor, and then crowned Joséphine as his empress. Notre Dame is a huge and imposing landmark in Paris and an absolute must-see while you are in the city.

The interior of Notre Dame is vast and impressive, with towering ceilings and ornate details in every direction.

For a look at the upper parts of the cathedral, the Siene, and a great view of Paris, climb the 387 steps to the top of one of the towers. The south tower holds Notre-Dame's 13-ton bell, which is rung on special occasions.

Address: Ile de la Cité
Directions: Métro: Cité; RER: Châtelet-Les Halles, Saint Michel-Notre Dame
Phone: +33 1 42 34 56 10
Website: http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/-English-

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  • Written Dec 30, 2003
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