Notre Dame Cathedral

Currently Open [Closes at 06:45 pm]
  • Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame, Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:45 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-142345610
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral , Sculpture

If you are wondering where Paris’ heart lies, then it is here. Also known as Our Lady of Paris, this cathedral is said to be one of the first Gothic cathedrals whose construction took place during the Gothic period. You can find gothic influences in its sculptures and the stained glasses of the cathedral’s windows. Its excellent interior decor is a marvelous example of medieval engineering. This might be the primary reason why it attracts more number of visitors as compared to the Eiffel Tower.

The most highlighted features of the cathedral are the three main entrances. Each of them is shaped differently and is accompanied with statues which were once colored to mark Bible lessons.

While there, you have to check out the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage site. Apart from being architecturally stunning and historically significant, they also afford magnificent views of Paris and the River Seine. Extremely popular amongst tourists, you will encounter long lines to get in, but every minute spent waiting will feel worth the sight that awaits you after the steep climb.

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  • The cathedral is accessible by buses, tour buses, taxis and velib.
  • Part of the cathedral: the nave, side aisles and the transept are accessible for reduced mobility individuals.
  • The cathedral is open throughout the year. From May to October, the cathedral has night service as well.
  • In summer and on major holidays, the church might be a bit crowded. Hence, you might ask to stand for some time to enter.
  • Be decently dressed.
  • There are close to 150 steps in each tower with almost no resting place in between. That is why it is advisable that people with disabilities and health problems do not attempt to climb the towers.

  • Free Entry to the cathedral.

Entry fees for towers:

  • Adults: 8.5€
  • Concessions (18 to 25): 5.50 €
  • Free admission: Minors under 18.
  • Free admission: 18 to 25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

  • Cathedral reception: 9:30am-6pm (Monday to Friday) & 9am-6pm (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Audioguides: 9:30am-6pm (Monday to Saturday) & 1pm-6pm (Sundays)
  • Organized visit on English language: 2pm (Wednesday), 2pm (Thursday), 2:30pm (Saturday)
  • Timings for organized visit on other languages, visit the official website.       
  • For mass timings, visit the official website.

  • By RER: Ligne B Station Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame; Ligne C station Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame
  • By metro:  Ligne 4-Station Cite or Saint-Michel; Ligne1,11-Station Hotel de Ville; Ligne 10-Station Maubert-Mutualite or Cluny-La Sorbonne; Lignes 7,11 et 14-Station Chatelet 

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  • Notre Dame Cathedral Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame, Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
  • Notre Dame Cathedral Contact Number: +33-142345610
  • Notre Dame Cathedral Timing: 08:00 am - 06:45 pm
  • Notre Dame Cathedral Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Notre Dame Cathedral(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Notre Dame Cathedral: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 62.21% of people who visit Paris include Notre Dame Cathedral in their plan

  • 34.44% of people start their Notre Dame Cathedral visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Notre Dame Cathedral

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

69.5% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Notre Dame Cathedral

People normally club together Sainte Chapelle and Luxembourg Gardens while planning their visit to Notre Dame Cathedral.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Absolutely amazing! Full of history, beautiful, awe-inspiring. So much to look at so take enough time. The additional museum of treasures is also well worth the small extra cost. The paintings, statues, carvings, tile work, and architecture are fascinating. There's a great exhibit showing the church though the centuries, thankfully in several languages. I didn't do the audio tour, but it would have probably been a good idea. There's just so much to take in without enough context to fully appreciate it otherwise. It's not a requirement though. I still enjoyed every minute.

  • Wow! Wow! Wow! We did not know how Grand this Cathedral was until we saw it first hand. Very busy, as it it is a top five must see when in Paris. Well worth the line up to see the interior. We were very fortunate as there was a church service going on at the same time we toured. Take a day and go see this historic Cathedral. You won't be disappointed.

  • Wow! What an amazing place. It is an active church so you can attend a service there. Great time to wonder around for a few hours. And even the courtyard with all the pigeons was loads of fun. It is fascinating for someone like me being a Born again believer in Jesus (reformation Protestant) to look back at so much church history, both positive and negative. All the Beautiful work done here though and the stories of that work, architecture, and stained glass, of the devotion of those making them reminds me that even in the darkest times there are true Christians who try to honor Jesus and act like He did.

  • One of the most beautiful and largest church ever visited. Its huge and intricately beautiful. Its free to visit the cathedral. But if one wants to visit the towers then has to pay a fee. Try to visit early morning to avoid rush. The exterior can be well photographed towards the second half as the setting sun will lit up the entrance

  • This is one of the most famous cathedrals in the world situated in Paris. It is very big and looks different from both inside and out. The architecture is Gothic, to be more specific, it is French Gothic architecture. It is located on the river side and is also visible from boat cruise. Accessibility is easy and a lot of connections by bus, metro to close by places is available. Although this is visited by devotees, it has a large tourist presence. All the Hop on - Hop off buses have this location in their itineraries and hence also makes it an important landmark for a Paris visit. You could climb up on to the cathedral, which I did not do due to lack of time. There is also a lot of colored glass used in the cathedral. There are a lot of souvenir Shops in the vicinity, however, they generally are more expensive compared to other Souvenir Shops in Paris.

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