Notre Dame Cathedral

6 Parvis Notre-Dame, Paris


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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  • H. Ng

    - 07 September 2018 -

    An iconic historical, monumental Catholic cathedral. We were in so in awe by the beauty of this ancient structure and by how far back its history was. The line up gets real busy quick, but the line moves just as fast. If you're into history you will love seeing the inside. When you're in Paris, this should be on your to do list.

  • Ben R

    - 07 September 2018 -

    Beautiful cathedral in Paris with large stained glass windows. This was open to visitors but they ask you remain quiet and respectful. There are several displays of candles that can be lit for a 2€ donation to the church. You can take the stairs to the top of the towers but you have to use their kiosk to book a time to go up, which was free but the time slots book up so stopping by early in the day to book your time slot later that day might be necessary.

  • Rachel Lee

    - 25 August 2018 -

    Beautiful cathedral located in one of the most touristy area. The line is almost always long, but the wait isn't too bad as it seems as the line is almost moving. If you get a chance, check out the place in the evening when the lights are lit. Pretty grandeur place with great history worth reading about. Be sure to marvel all you want, but beware of pick pocketers!

  • joseph russo

    - 18 August 2018 -

    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.

  • Evelyn Thomas

    - 11 August 2018 -

    One of my favorite places to visit while in Paris. The architecture reveals something new each time. The rose windows take your breath away. I often wonder of the events this cathedral has witnessed and survived. If it's your first time visiting, a guided tour is best as you will have a express ticket and avoid the queue. Internal beauty, Notre Dame!

  • Jacob Broadhead

    - 10 August 2018 -

    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.

  • David Kump

    - 07 August 2018 -

    This is something you have to see while in Paris, but it's not great and probably won't go back. The church isn't a tour. You just walk in and out in a few minutes. The highlight was the climbing the steps up the tower, but it's fairly strenuous and we were so hot by the time we reached the top. The view is good, but not as good as the Eiffel tower. If you do the tour, get the Duck the Line app for your phone. You can schedule the tower tour first thing in the morning from your hotel and then show up at your designated time. When finished, go to Berthillon for ice cream / sorbet.

  • Bob UnWorthy

    - 18 July 2018 -

    What a fantastic place. I didn't get to go inside on this visit but the stroll around it and taking in the various gargoyles and features were brilliant. I also got the opportunity to see it from the river which brought another aspect which I highly recommend if you get the chance. Well worth the visit and in a good location to visit other areas such as the Lourve.

  • Srecko Grabovac

    - 17 July 2018 -

    This is a wonderful place to see! There is always a long line to get inside, but it moves really fast. I highly suggest getting in the line and going in. It is free and beautiful. There is also a tour that goes to top. We weren't able to take this because it was too late in the day, but my good friend I was with said it is worth it.

  • Leah Hubert

    - 10 July 2018 -

    Great visit on the tourist route of Paris. The cathedral lives up to the pictures and I loved seeing the building that I studied in art history class. If you pay close attention to the architectural details you notice that every figure is unique and there is a ton of important christian symbolism in the details. I would definitely do a quick google search about the building because it definitely adds to the experience being able to understand why its so unique!

  • Kalle R

    - 20 July 2018 -

    Don’t be scared of the huge line, it moves fast since it’s free entrance. Gets pretty crowded though, so consider visiting at less busy hours.

  • 🌴om Z

    - 15 July 2018 -

    If you’re going to climb the tower, see about reserving your time slot first (could be hours) (can do it first thing in the morning on the app), then tour the cathedral in the meantime.

  • Zeynep Ozturk Ozyer

    - 27 May 2018 -

    Take your time to have a tour! It’s amazing.

  • Scott Thorn

    - 27 May 2018 -

    A must visit to complete your trip.

  • Kawika Terry

    - 16 May 2018 -

    Download the Jefile app to reserve your place in line, then come back when your time window is open.

  • harley stax

    - 27 April 2018 -

    Beautiful cathedral

  • Eman Rashwan

    - 05 April 2018 -

    Take photos in the garden behind it

  • hande aydemir

    - 13 March 2018 -

    Interesting place!

  • Kostas Staveris

    - 06 March 2018 -

    Breathtaking enterior..

  • Alya Danilova

    - 19 February 2018 -

    Beautiful by day & night time,but closer to cene river many many rats 😨

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