"Notre Dame" Notre Dame de Paris Tip by Blatherwick

Notre Dame de Paris, Paris: 652 reviews and 1,336 photos

  Notre Dame
by Blatherwick

The site started out as a temple to Jupiter, became a Christian basilica, and finally a church. This is where the Crusaders would pray before heading off to the battlefields. This was a focal point during the French Revolution. Napoleon crowned himself Emporer here.

The construction of the church is beautiful. Climb all 387 steps to the top of one of the towers to get a great view of the Seine River and much of Paris. Even more interesting is to go into the Roman Catacombs just outside of the church.

Address: Ile de la cite, Place du Parvis 6, 75004 Paris
Directions: The nearest Metrostops are cite, St-Michel Not.Dame, Pont Neuf, Chatelet.
Phone: +33 1 42 34 56 10
Website: http://www.cathedralDeParis.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 29, 2004
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