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Notre Dame Cathedral

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Notre Dame Cathedral.

Notre Dame Cathedral features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Paris City Guide3-day Paris City Guide5-day Paris City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • UNESCO World Heritage site
  • One of the most known cathedrals in the world
  • Beatiful example of Gothic architecture

Time required: 60 minutes

Phone: +33 1 42 34 56 10

Web site: http://www.notredamedepa...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Daily: 8am - 6:45pm
Saturday, Sunday: 8am - 7:15pm


Ticket type Charge
General: Free

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 4: Cite station

Address: 6, Parvis Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris

Things you need to know:

  • A UNESCO World Heratage Site, Notre Dame is a Gothic cathedral on the Ile de la Cité
  • It is the symbolic heart of the city and the country
  • Its construction begun in 1163 by Paris' bishop, Maurice de Sully, and lasted until 1334 (171 years)
  • By the 19th century, it had fallen into disrepair and was to be demolished
  • It was author Victor Hugo, who saved the cathedral by leading a successful campaign for its restoration
  • Napoleon was crowned Emperor here in 1804
  • The cathedral's organ is the largest in France

What to do there:

  • Enter the cathedral through the West front
  • Walk around and enjoy the unique architecture, history, and atmosphere
  • After leaving the cathedral do not forget to walk around it and admire its architecture

Tips & Insights:

  • Audioguide is available for a fee of 5 €
  • The Treasury of the cathedral can be visited for a fee of 3 €

Notre Dame Cathedral features in these preplanned City Guides: