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Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris is one of the most visited monuments in Paris. The Cathedral is opened every day. You can visit for free.

Enjoy organ concerts, Sacred music, Gregorian chant, and choir all year around in Notre Dame Cathedral.

View of Notre-Dame from the Seine

Facts of Notre Dame Cathedral 

Do you know it can take few hours to get inside the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris. Decide to come early in the morning to avoid long queues at the Cathedral of Paris. Know more about the history, the architecture, the sculptures and the windows. Join a guided tour. 

The Portal of the Last Judgment is the main portal, was built in the 1220s-1230s.

Rose window stained glass at Notre Dame Cathedral

The magnificent South Rose window was given from the King Saint-Louis.

The sculpture of the Virgin with Child in the Sanctuary was sculpted in the middle of the 14th century.

The Treasury of Notre-Dame can be visited. You can see holy objects and the holiest are the Holy Relics of the Passion of the Christ. The most precious is the Crown of Thorns.

Veneration of the Crown of Thorns at the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris first Friday of each month at 3 pm. During the Jubilee Year, every Friday at the end of the mass 6:15 to 7:15 pm.

The Crown of Light is the chandelier above the main altar.

The great organ was built in the 13th century and has 7,800 pipes.

There are five bells at Notre-Dame Cathedral, The heaviest is the Bourdon Bell with a weight of 13 tones.

Find the Bees of Notre Dame Cathedral on the roof of the Sacristy since 2013. 

The Towers and the Crypt

Notre-Dame gargoyles

You can access the Tower from outside. Walk to the street Rue du Cloître Notre-Dame. Here is the entrance to the tower. There are only stairs to the top, and no elevator. You can see the gargoyles and chimera.

The archaeologica Crypte is under the Parvis of Notre-Dame. The staircases are located near the Prefecture of police. The ruins were discovered in 1965. Closed on Mondays.

Tickets to Notre Dame Cathedral concerts are affordable, much cheaper than other concerts in Paris. Buy tickets online is easier, and you skip the line . What time are the concerts at Notre-Dame Cathedral? Generally around 8:30 pm. 

interior Notre-Dame Cathedral

Address and opening hours

On 15 April 2019 the cathedral caught fire, causing the collapse of the spire and the oak frame and lead roof. Firefighters were able to save the façade, towers, walls, buttresses, and stained glass windows. The Great Organ. 

The cathedral is now closed to the public.

Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France

Hotels near Notre-Dame cathedral
  • Hotel Les Rives de Notre-Dame is a 4 star hotel the most nearest from the Cathedral. A romantic place with a charming decor with rooms with a view of Notre-Dame. Only 10 rooms very well decorated with French style. Address: 15 quai Saint-Michel Paris 5th arrondissement.
  • Hotel Melia Colbert is a fabulous 4 star hotel in a 19th century building near Notre Dame in the Latin Quarter. This elegant hotel has 39 rooms and suites with views overlooking Notre-Dame. Address: 7 rue de l'Hotel Colbert Paris.
  • Best Western Premier Royal Saint-Michel is a 4 star hotel at a walking distance to the Cathedral, facing the Saint-Michel fountain on the place Saint-Michel. The hotel has 39 modern rooms. Address: 3 boulevard Saint-Michel Paris.

Sights to visit & restaurants near the Cathedral

  • Restaurant Paul, 15 place Dauphine 
  • Le Caveau du Palais, 17 place Dauphine 
  • Taverne Henri IV, 13 place du Pont-Neuf

Return from Notre Dame Cathedral to Paris Vacations

Churches in Paris

Sainte Chapelle

La Madeleine Church

St Ephrem Church

Classical venues

Opera Garnier

Opera Bastille

Concerts & Operas in Paris

Concerts at La Sainte Chapelle

Paris Opera

Church concerts

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