Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris - Address, Phone Number
Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame, Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 06:45 pm Details
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About Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
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.
Notre Dame Cathedral Information
- 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.
Notre Dame Cathedral Ticket Prices
- 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
Notre Dame Cathedral Opening and Closing Hours
- 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.
How To reach Notre Dame Cathedral by Public Transport
- 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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A beautiful Gothic church, one of the most famous out there! There is so much detail and work that has gone into it, even if I don't always understand the significance of some of the symbols (why are there lobsters?). Well worth checking out, and there is a lovely plaza where you can just sit and admire some history.
Best part of our entire European holiday. Truly one of the greatest buildings ever to be built. I purposely made 3 separate trips back, just so I could take another look at it. I will be back, only next time with a proper camera!
Beautiful building, but BEWARE of pigeon-mobsters, who offer grain to people, so they can make picture with pigeons. They charge 10€ for bit of grain. Come on, this is robbery, you can use bread from your breakfast and not feed these gangsters. I would prefer police chase them. One star down for it.
Surprisingly, the tourist were allowed to walk around the entire cathedral while services were going on. This was not only distracting, but not respectful to the mass. The site itself was impressive, but without paying there is not much to see. Also the ushers during the service were borderline rude. While the collection was being taken, one basket was passed to us and we were able to make a contribution. Another usher came by a few seconds later and tried to pass the basket to us again. When we didn't put anything in to the contribution basket, we received several dirty looks and the usher receiving the basket jiggled the coins and then offered it to us AGAIN! All of this occurred DURING a service. I was very sad that this type of activity was happening in such a beautiful place.
When we got to the Cathedral the line was easily a city block long I really didn't want to wait in line for an hour. As we stood there it started to move pretty fast, free admission! I really enjoyed getting to participate in their service, the Church is still actively worshiping Jesus and displaying generations of it's existence. On the circumference of the sanctuary there are displays set up for you to observe some historical and some are significant events of the church and nation. ie.Notable priests, Joan of Arc, etc. We spent 2 hours here could've taken more but were able to see everything and pick up a souvenir in the shop inside the church in that time.