Take a self-guided tour and marvel at the more than 1,000 stained glass windows in this jewel of the Gothic period. Built in just 7 years, the Sainte…
What people are saying about Notre Dame Cathedral
The tickets ahead of time were a must for this venue - especially since the Notre Dame was not open due to reconstruction after the fire. We went just after lunch and the line was around the block. The no-wait tickets saved us well more than an hour to get in. And the interior art/architecture? One of the most memorable sites we visited during our whole trip. Go on an overcast day for even lighting. It was amazingly beautiful and awe-inspiring.
Windows are amazing. Make sure to watch the video on their restoration, as it makes the experience even more inspirational and appreciated. Only accessible via a fairly steep and winding staircase (although not an exceedingly large number of steps - approximately a story/floor - they are uneven and require attentiveness).
It was great that we had to wait less to get in to the Saine Chapelle, in comparison to the people who were just buying their tickets there. But at the Conciergerie there was no additional line for people with priority tickets..so it had made no value added..but there was no long line fortunately ;)
We got in right away. I tried to listen in on the multiple tour guides in the chapel. They seemed very well informed. We tried to locate an English informational laminated board but they were all out. We settled for an English brochure to read later. It is a beautiful church!!!
Ste Chapelle & Conciergerie were absolutely awesome. The fleur de lis vaulted ceiling is so beautiful and the upper chapel stained glass windows are mind blowing. The Conciergerie’s history is amazing. Totally worth a visit. Do it!