Notre Dame Cathedral 2018

Enjoy Notre Dame Cathedral and a concert. Find organ concerts, Sacred music, Gregorian chant, and choir in the most famous church in Paris. 

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View of Notre-Dame from the Seine
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Notre Dame Cathedral facts

During the summer, in Paris, it takes sometimes few hours to go inside the Cathedral. Come early to avoid long queues. Try to know more about the Cathedral history, the architecture, the sculptures and the church windows. Join a guided tour. 

The Portal of the Last Judgment is the main portal , and 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

Where is Notre-Dame de Paris? The Cathedral church is located in the Centre of Paris on the island called the Île de la Cité on the Seine River. The easiest way to come to the Cathedral is by metro, get off at the Cité station. 

Address: Dame Cathedral, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame, Place Jean-Paul II Paris 4th arrondissement.

When does the Cathedral open? Every day. Opening hours from 7:45 am to 6:45 pm (7:15 pm Saturdays and Sundays). It's free of charge to go inside the Cathedral.

Most of the time, the Treasury of Notre-Dame is opened Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday until 6:30 pm and Sunday, 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm. 

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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