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When you think of cathedrals, few, if any, are on par with the magnifique Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris. Sitting on the Île de la Cité in the center of the River Seine, with the Marais on one side and Saint-Germain-des-Pres on the other, Notre Dame looms omnipresent alongside the city’s everyday happenings. A masterpiece of French Gothic architecture, Notre Dame was first designed in 1163, with the site largely completed by the early 14th century. Today, with more than 14 million visitors each year, Paris’ most visited unticketed site is certainly not short of admirers. Take one look, and it’s easy to see why.
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Our tips for Paris

  • Go walk about. The stunning church gardens surrounding the site are well worth a look-in. Stroll around the gardens for a dose of calm away from the tourist hustle and bustle.
  • The early birds get the worm. Aim to arrive at Notre Dame just before opening hours at 9am for a much more enjoyable and calmer Notre Dame tour. For those looking to climb the tower, line up early and you’ll avoid the lengthy queues.

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The best time for a trip to Paris is early autumn, when the city’s main tourist season is done and dusted and many locals opt for an out-of-town holiday. Cheaper rates and less crowds mean autumn is the perfect time to experience low-key, authentic Paris. For a quieter Notre Dame sightseeing experience, head to the gates before it opens at 9am to enjoy the architecture before the crowds.

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