Pont de l'Archevêchéhe and the Back of Notre Dame
Every visitor of Paris goes to Notre Dame. And why not? It’’s beautiful and well worth the visit. But what most travelers don’t know, is that it’s wayyyy more impressive from the back. Of course you could just walk around to the gardens behind the Cathedral, but we recommend two slightly different routes. From the right bank, first walk across the bridge to Ile Saint-Louis, then make your way across the walking bridge to Ile de la Cite to see the most beautiful view of the church. From the left bank, head across the Pont de l'Archevêché where lovers go to lock it down.
Cross the street and check out Shakespeare & Company Bookstore
Access to the cathedral is open and free of charge