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Last updated: 28 May, 2023
Expert travel writer: Anna Brooke

Paris’s iconic Gothic cathedral, previously its most visited site, is closed to the public following the devastating fire in April 2019. It’s set to reopen in December 2024 with its unique blend of heavenly views, hunchback legends and gargoyles galore.


Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

The cathedral is currently closed following a devastating fire in April 2019, but you can see it from the outside. The nearest metro station is Cite.

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Crammed with iconic buildings, world-class art and a culinary scene steeped in history, Paris is one of the world’s great capitals, overflowing with style, romance, and art de vivre.