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Gargoyles of Notre Dame

The best views of Paris can be seen from the Eiffel Tower, Pantheon, Tour Montparnasse, Sacre Coeur, Arc de Triomphe and least visited because of space limitations, Notre Dame towers. Get there at 10 and you’ll have no trouble winding your way up the 387 claustraphobic stairs to hobnob with the gargoyles and see the historic bell. It costs 8.50 euros but if you have a Paris Pass there’s no charge (this doesn’t mean you can cut into the front of line).

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Getting there early means better air clarity and no one in the way when you Instagram your Selfie. Warding off evil since 1362, these grotesque monsters are now becoming 21st century instant celebs.

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This is one of the highlights on your first walk in the No Worries Paris guidebook. Consult for more interesting sights in the vicinity.

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