High culture is a quintessential part of Paris’ personality, and nowhere is that better expressed than in the city’s wealth of world-class museums. From art-world heavyweights to modernist stylings, here are six of the City of Light’s top museums.
Archaeological Crypt of Notre Dame
7 Parvis Notre Dame Pl., Paris
The crypt is located under the square in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and is accessible by metro, train, and bus. Take metro line 4 to the Cite ou Saint-Michel stop, the RER train to the Saint-Michel Notre-Dame stop, or buses 21, 24, 27, 38, 47, 85, or 96. Audio guides in English, Spanish, and French are available for 5 euro. The crypt can be visited in 30-45 minutes. There are no toilets or coat-checks inside the crypt.
The crypt is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, with the last admission at 5:30pm. Admission costs 8 euros, but is free to visitors holding the Paris Museum Pass.
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