Notre Dame (Paris, France) Reviews
Description:Notre Dame de Paris (French for "Our Lady of Paris", meaning the church in Paris dedicated to the Virgin Mary), often ... more
Notre Dame (Paris, France) ... known simply as Notre Dame in English, Gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in Paris, France, with its main entrance to the west. A major tourist destination, it is still used as a Roman Catholic cathedral and is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris. Notre Dame de Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. / ""Notre Dame de Paris (French for "Our Lady of Paris", meaning the church in Paris dedicated to the Virgin Mary), often known simply as Notre Dame in English, Gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in Paris, France, with its main entrance to the west. A major tourist destination, it is still used as a Roman Catholic cathedral and is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris. Notre Dame de Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.""
Newest Review: ... have to pay to climb to the top. You can purchase an audio guide in the language of your choice, but we didn't bother, so I can't comment on them. There is a big sized sign just inside asking you to show respect as this is a building of worship. By this, they mean talk in hushed tones and turn the flash on your camera off, and don't enter places where worship is occuring. This really gets ... more
Customer Notre Dame (Paris, France) Reviews (7)
by - written on 19/10/09 (Very useful, 33 readings)
We were very lucky. Our hotel was just two minutes walk away from this magnificient building, and we had our morning coffee gazeing on it every day we were there. Most people have heard of The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, certainly the souvenir shop owners around the area have! Quasimodo this, Esmerelda that. But seeing the cathedral for yourself is awe-inspiring. The sheer size of the place! The Gothic beauty! And when it's lit up at night - wow! Entrance into the building is free, tho I believe you have to pay to climb to the top. You can purchase an audio guide in the language of your choice, but we didn't bother, so I can't comment on ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/02/09 (Very useful, 76 readings)
Located on the Île de la Cité in the centre of Paris Notre Dameis an impressive cathedral a visit to which would be all the more pleasurable if it were not for the crowds. At least that is the opinion of my boyfriend and I have to agree with him, such is the draw of this famous Parisian landmar that just like the Eiffel Tower it is permanenty busy no matter what time of year that you visit. From the oustide this is a wonderful example of Gothic architecture with its wonderfully imposing facade with the sorrowful gargoyles staring down on the visiting masses. What always impresses me is how light it is inside when you enter the area beyond the nave ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/10/01, updated on 27/10/01 (Very useful, 89 readings)
Located in the very heart of Paris and on the Cité island in the middle of the river Seine, Notre Dame cathedral represents the apitome of gothic design. Although construction began at around 1160, it wasn't until 90 years later that the two towers on the west side were erected and another 550 years when the grand spire was added. The towers were to have had spires of their own, but these were never completed. In 1804, it was at the cathedral that Napoleon was crowned as Emperor of France. The 386 steps that take you to 69 meters (226 feet) from street level are well worth the climb, as you are rewarded with stunning views of central paris and beyond and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/09/01, updated on 18/09/01 (Very useful, 35 readings)
Notre Dame must be one of the most famous churches in the world, and visiting it you can really see why. The church is situated on Ile De La Cite, in the heart of Paris on the Seine. The foundation stone was laid in 1163 beginning the long and illustrious history of this impressive Catholic church. Kings were crowned here, Joan of Arc was canonized here in 1920 and perhaps most famously of all Victor Hugo wrote about the church. The building itself is huge and imposing, with an incredible architectural design which is both intricate and solid looking. Entry to the church is free but you must be careful what you take photos of, never wear a hat, remain fairly ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/03/01, updated on 20/03/01 (Useful, 21 readings)
I went in when my French class went over to France for a week. I have to admit it looks great from the outside. All my classmates didn’t want to bother going in, as it "isn’t anything special!" That’s what they think!! As soon as you walk in you can see only darkness, the stained glass windows are dark, the walls are dark, and the whole place is dark. Soon, you eyes become accustomed to it, and it is wonderful. Everyone is walking around (watch out for the Americans, there are loads of them!!) and everyone is silent. However, there is a feeling in it, a loud, eventful, panicking feeling inside. I wasn’t planning to ... Read the complete review
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