Notre Dame CathedralCurrently 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
Notre Dame Cathedral - Review
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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Notre Dame Cathedral
62.24% of people who visit Paris include Notre Dame Cathedral in their plan
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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
69.5% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Notre Dame Cathedral
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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris Reviews
Nhà thờ Đức Bà Paris (tiếng Pháp: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris) là một nhà thờ Công giáo tiêu biểu cho phong cách kiến trúc gothic trên đảo Île de la Cité (nằm giữa dòng sông Seine) của Paris. Đây cũng là nhà thờ chính tòa của Tổng giáo phận Paris. Các công trình tôn giáo đầu tiên Theo truyền thuyết thì thánh Dennis truyền bá Kitô giáo vào thành phố Paris khoảng năm 250. Công trình tôn giáo đầu tiên có thể đã được xây dựng bên bờ trái sông Seine, cạnh Val-de-Grâce ngày nay. Nhưng sử sách đã không ghi lại được chính xác về nhà thờ lớn đầu tiên của Paris cũng như các nhà thờ sau đó. Theo những dấu tích, trên đảo Île de la Cité từng có một ngôi đền, rồi được thay thế bởi một nhà thờ Cơ Đốc giáo mang tên Saint-Etienne. Nhưng không thể biết nhà thờ này được xây dựng vào thế kỷ 4 rồi được tu sửa sau đó hay xây vào thế kỷ 7 trên các dấu tích cũ. Một điều chắc chắn rằng Saint-Etienne là một giáo đường rất lớn và giống với các nhà thờ cổ khác của La Mã hay Ravenna. Bên trong, năm gian được chia cách bởi những cột lớn, tường được trang trí ghép mảnh. Phía Bắc nhà thờ còn có nhà rửa tội mang tên Saint-Jean le Rond. Bên bờ trái sông Seine, tu viện Saint-Germain-des-Prés được xây khoảng thập niên 540. Nhưng vào thế kỷ 9 và 10, những người Normand thường xuyên tấn công Paris và đã phá hủy tu viện Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Tu viện mới được xây lại trong khoảng 990 tới 1021.
The area is incredibly touristy. There are people everywhere as well as pick pockets. You’re really awed by the history of the place and I’m not suggesting anyone skip it but I wouldn’t go expecting to be blown away. There are prettier interiors and exteriors in Europe. This place wouldn’t even rank in the top 10 in my opinion. Go early and watch your belongings. Even if the line is long it moves quickly so don’t be disheartened. The interior has a lot of interesting parts and some great history.
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.
It’s free to enter and breathtaking. One of my favorite spots in all of Paris. The Line snakes for a long way when we got there and we were worried it would take hours. It was about 15 minutes and we were in! The interior is just outstanding. It is a massive structure with so many details. From the gables roofs to the stained glass to the glowing chandeliers. It is spectacular. I would be surprised if you weren’t moved by this amazing structure.
Very Beautiful... you can place a donation for different sized prayer candles... they have a small gift shop inside that has some very nice souvenirs... they also have some coin machines that can be purchased as souvenirs... take your time and look around but also be respectful of the areas they dont permit pictures in... also make sure to walk around the building outside.. take in the beautiful view from the back as well... great crepe and sandwich shops across the street as well...