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Tower of Notre Dame Cathedral

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

Tower of Notre Dame Cathedral features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Paris City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Spectacular views of Paris
  • Famous gargoyles

Time required: 60 minutes

Phone: +33 1 53 10 07 00

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

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
April 1 - September 30: 10am - 6:30pm
October 1 - March 31: 10am - 5:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays in June, July and August : 10am - 11pm
Jan 1, Nov 1, Nov 11 and Dec 25: Closed


Ticket type Charge
General: 8 €
Under 18: Free
Ages 18-25: Free
Disabled: Free
Unemployed: Free

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 4: Cite station

Address: 6, Parvis Notre-Dame, 75004 Paris

Photos: (see more photos)

Photo: levork

Things you need to know:

  • Notre Dame is part of UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Its towers are 69 m high, have 397 steps and offer splendid panoramic views of Paris
  • Visitors can climb the South tower
  • The cathedral's bell, Emmanuel Bell, weighs 13 tonnes and is housed in the South tower

What to do there:

  • The stairs leading to the towers can be accessed from outside of the cathedral and are to the left of the main entrance
  • Climb the stairs paying attention to the famous gargoyles
  • Enjoy the sweeping panorama of the city from the top

Tips & Insights:

  • Be prepared for queues because only 20-30 people can climb the tower at a time
  • Please note that there are about 300 very narrow and slick steps leading to the top. Thus the climb requires some level of fitness

Tower of Notre Dame Cathedral features in these preplanned City Guides: