The Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Paris is one of the greatest achievements of Gothic architecture. It’s so huge that it can accommodate over 6,000 visitors. The interior is dominated by three beautiful (and immense) rose windows, and has a 7,800-pipe organ. Inside along the walls are individual chapels dedicated to saints.The most famous chapel is that of Joan of Arc in the right transept. The treasury houses relics, manuscripts and religious garments.
You may want to climb the 387 steps of the north tower for a grand view of Paris. You’ll also have a great view of the cathedral’s famous gargoyles. Info: 4th/Métro Cité. 6 place du Parvis Notre-Dame. Tel. 01/126.96.36.199. Open daily 8am-6:45pm. Tower open daily Apr-June and Sep 9:30am-7:30pm, Jul and Aug 9am-7:30pm, Oct-Mar 10am-5:30pm. Admission: Free to the cathedral. Towers: €6, under 18 free. Treasury: €6.