After the Eiffel Tower, this structure is seen as the iconic landmark in Paris; and the Notre Dame Cathedral is housed by the River Seine.
Located by the scenic River Seine, the Notre Dame Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece that is still seen as one of the best Gothic architectures in the world.
The work on the cathedral began in the latter part of the 10th century, but the final touches in the building weren’t made until 200 years later. Sri Lanka tour operators the likes of Macktrip.com have guided tours of the cathedral, and when you take them, you’d understand why it took that many years to finish the work of art it is now.
You will be in awe, as the mammoth structure towers over you, with history etched on its walls and whispers of the past that you’d feel when walking along the hallways. Intricately carved statues adorn the front entrance, and the further you walk in, the more photo opportunities you see.
When to go
The Notre Dame Cathedral is open from Monday to Friday, and the doors open at 7.45am and stay open until 6.45pm. Over the weekends, the visiting hours are from 7.45am to 7.15pm. There is no entry fee to the cathedral, even to the most hidden parts of it.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+