Climbing the 387 steps to the top of this masterpiece is well worth the effort for the spectacular view. Construction of the ... More
Notre Dame Cathedral
Climbing the 387 steps to the top of this masterpiece is well worth the effort for the spectacular view. Construction of the first great Gothic cathedral began in 1163 and was largely completed by 1212. The rebuilding of the two transept gates in 1270 marked its completion. The west face is adorned with three richly decorated doorways and crowned with two 69-meter (226-foot) towers. The cathedral is busy at the best of times, especially on Sundays, when much of the building is closed to visitors.
the dome was intersting and cool more color what was inside was great i practily liked it all.i visited in june a great month to visit not to hot but if you have children i do but they are old wait until they are done school you might want to drooop them of at a water park near by.
I've been to Notre Dame before but never up in the towers until this past February. What an incredible sight! The trek up the steps are quite a work-out! Take your time- but the views are just wonderful! Worth every deep breath!
Even from the front, the Notre Dame is decorated with statues and gargoyles and it is amazing. The inside houses paintings and many alters. The climb up the stairs to the top isn't that bad. I highly recommend it for a wonderful view and you get to see the bell.
This cathedral is a place I have always wanted to see. I was so impressed by the architecture, the gargoyles and the stained glass windows. It really takes you back in time and I could have literally just sat there for hours taking it all in! The massive columns and utter height is just absolutely incredible. There are small chapels off to the side as you walk through. Christ's crown of thorns was said to have been housed here but we were unable to find it. This is definately a place you will want to experience when in France!
Notre-Dam de Paris is a must visit... but it's NOT the best Cathedral to visit. Go to the cathedral at St. Denis (take the subway and it's the last stop on that line) where most of the kings of France were buried and you'll see LOTS of neat stuff and won't be in a mass of tourists.
Notre Dame de Paris is one of the most amazing momuments in the entire city of Paris. The architecture is amazing! The entire building is engulfed in history. Personally, having visted Notre Dame multiple times, I no longer go inside the cathedral itself (though I have been in on previous trips). The inside is amazing, without doubt, but as other reviews have stated, when it is hot out, there are more tourists out, and that means that the interior of the cathedral will be stifling. I do, however love to on the tour of the top of Notre Dame. The views are breathtaking and the interior of the clock towers is one of my favorite niches. The other thing I most recomend, make sure you see the back! The front is nice and interesting, but the true architecture at which to marvel is the back. There is a small park where you can see the flying butresses and the outside of the stained glass windows.
The end result: save the outside for a later visit, savor the outside.
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