After a lengthy wait outside the cathedral, my mom and I climbed 387 spiraling stairs to the top of the South Tower of Notre-Dame. The views of the city from the top were absolutely stunning. I especially loved seeing the gargoyles and and chimera up close and personal. We ended up spending over an hour taking photos, listening to the bells, and enjoying the panoramic views. Standing at the top of Notre-Dame was one of my favorite experiences in Paris.