The Notre Dame Cathedral is among the top attractions of Paris. It has many exquisite works of art. As you approach the building, its immense proportions leave you breathless.

The Notre Dame Cathedral is among the world's most majestic religious structures. It is the centerpiece of the Ile (Island) de la Cite, where Paris was born. With its towers lacking spires, the edifice persists through the centuries as an unfinished structure.

The Notre Dame Cathedral features exquisite and numerous works of art. Outside, take a look at the sculptures of the Old Testament kings and grotesques adorning the facade. Inside, trace Biblical stories interpreted by rose windows and a series of carvings, which tell a tale of the life of Jesus Christ.

You can climb the cathedral's towers for a fee and enjoy outstanding panoramic views over the city center from there. Beautiful gardens and peaceful park flank the building. Thus, take an opportunity and relax in a pleasant edifice's environment.

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Open Hours

The Cathedral is open every day of the year.

The reception desk the Cathedral (in front of you by entering) is open:

– Monday to Friday: from 9:30 to 18:00
– Saturday and Sunday: from 9:00 to 18:00.

No Luggage is allowed

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  • Praveen Kumar

    - 22 February 2018 -

    Beautiful cathedral with gothic style. It's situated near river bank and it's a treat to watch this ancient building. You will see real good decent not never if crowd. I liked the pigeon and the way they come and sit on your shoulder is awesome. It's care taker comes and shakes hands then pigeons will start sitting on your head and shoulders. The building is really very ancient the structures roads around this place is really good on stroll around.

  • Zlatko

    - 21 February 2018 -

    With its ~900 years of history this cathedral is one of the must-see landmarks in Paris. The entrance to the ground level is free and does not require reservation. To visit the towers you should reserve an available time slot from a machine near the tower entrance. This approach saves a lot of time in waiting that can be spend in sightseeing the surrounding area. PS FOR EU CITIZENS UNDER 26: You go on the tower tour for free! The free ticket is also available in most of the famous landmarks in Paris if you meet that criteria!

  • Wayne Ng

    - 15 February 2018 -

    Beautiful, towering gothic cathedral situated on a small island in the middle of the Seine. You can visit around 6pm so that you can attend evening mass as well. There are numerous chapels to find your denomination for private prayer as well. The design of the cathedral is outstanding. The early designs and its evolution to the finished cathedral are shown in small scale models that are really interesting and informative. The stained glass, statues, etc are all magnificent. You can get here using the metro with the nearest station only a short walk away.

  • Leggo Tung Lei

    - 05 February 2018 -

    Although I unfortunately did not get the chance to go on a tour with Paris Trip, I would highly recommend this agency purely based on interaction. We came in with an enquiry that they were unable to help us with directly, and even after it transpired that they didn't sell what we were looking for they still went out of their way to assist us and helped us to solve our problem. The staff were so helpful and accommodating without any agenda and it was really appreciated. Based on the amazing service... This was a small-group tour from downtown Paris to Versailles, including lunch at one of the Versailles restaurants. A small-group tour like this is really important, because the lines for regular admission are quite long. Versailles is a spectacular palace on a huge estate with extensive gardens and fountains. This is the palace that other places in Europe are always comparing themselves to, but nothing is quite like the original.

  • Sumaeya Uddin

    - 28 January 2018 -

    Nice place to visit! Great architectural design, both the inside and outside structure of the cathedral is amazing. The glassworks, candles and the treasures are very beautiful. Well we could not visit the bell tower, because you have to pay for that. You also have to pay to see the treasury. It would have been nicer if they reduce the price.

  • Laura Musikanski

    - 23 January 2018 -

    Take advantage of your jet lag and go early if you are an American tourist. Gazing at the rose windows is one of the pinnacles of life, in my view. If you visit Paris often, you can sort of touch your past each time you gaze into the rose. Such beauty. The lines are long and the cathedral full during the day so it’s worth getting up early. Take the extra time to read the historical placards then wander about a bit and you’ll start seeing things you missed. Light a candle and take 15 min or half an hour to contemplate, meditate or pray, and settle into the history of the place. When else will you get this opportunity? Then walk around back along the river and stroll under the trees.

  • Ori D'Silva

    - 09 January 2018 -

    Mass at this place is was an absolute magical / beautiful experience for me. The place is absolutely breath-taking. The vibe in this place is really uplifting, after my visit here, I actually feel like all the burden of my life have somehow disappeared. I was talking about this to a friend of mine who had accompanied me and she said the same. When I visited this place there was a box which encouraged visitors of all religions, cast and creed to place their petitions, which I did and I am happy to say that what asked for did come true (btw I am not religious, just thought I’d mention) The architecture is a masterpiece, the detail in the carvings is so intricate you can get lost in it. Don’t try to search the meaning of it, just enjoy it! It was so good and well done that you can easily get lost in a beautiful day dream. The stained glassed is magnificent, but to fully appreciate, this I would say visit on a sunny day and also do visit after sunset. The chandeliers, do make you feel like you are literally in the house of the almighty. It also does house the some relics, including the purported Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Cross, and one of the Holy Nails. Definitely a must see when in Paris!!

  • shashika pradeep

    - 01 January 2018 -

    Astonishing architecture. One of the most amazing building in the world i have ever seen. Beauty goes another level at night. You must go there once in your life time. Entrance is free and at evening crowd is high. But recommanded to go in the evening before getting dark. Really great place.

  • Sandy Colton

    - 26 December 2017 -

    Christmas mass at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris...UNFORGETTABLE experience! Incredibly moving. Beautiful mass. Brilliant excellent job of keeping the tourists(especially 100s of disrespectful annoying camera clicking ones -continuously moving through !!!) away from where the mass was conducted so as to respect the occasion! !! WELL DONE Paris !! We'll done to the Bishops and the Parish. Not an easy job at all. Excellent brilliant security job by the French police . Well , well done on every level. An experience we will treasure always. Thank you , thank you thank you.

  • john Simmons

    - 05 October 2017 -

    Great thing about Paris, is it is very walkable. Walking along the Seine River, meandering around to this church was nice in itself. The early AM line went fairly quickly as it was not complicated by excessive security checks. Inside, people were respectful and I appreciated the areas of the church where it outlines the history of the structure. Take time to get behind the alter and peek through the windows to the downstairs.

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