Notre Dame | Saint Germain

The twin towers and three sculpted portals of the Notre-Dame de Paris, built from the 12th to the 14th century, are instantly recognisable… The towers are 69 metres high while the spire, a 19th-century addition, soars to a height of 90 metres. Immortalised in Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece enhanced by delicate stone filigree work. Before you enter the nave and admire the fine stained-glass windows, some of which date back to the Middle Ages, don’t forget to look up at the ghoulish gargoyles that adorn the roof gutters of the building.

Contact :

6, place du Parvis Notre-Dame, 75004 PARIS

District : Notre-Dame / Quartier Latin

  • Cité
  • RER : Châtelet Les Halles
  • Bus : 21, 24, 27, 38, 47, 85, 96

Informations :

Masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, conceptualised by Maurice de Sully, was built between the 12th and 14th centuries (1163-1345). The French road distances are established from the “0 km” point located on the square in front of the cathedral entrance. You can also visit the Treasure of Notre-Dame.

Opening days and times

Open/Closed : Daily from 7.45am to 6.45pm

Days of week : Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Open on those public holidays :

1 January | Easter | Easter Monday | 1 May | 8 May | Ascension Day | Whitsuntide | Whit Monday | 14 July | 15 August | 1 November | 11 November | 25 December

Individual tours

Independant tour.

Guided tour : phone 01 42 34 56 10 / In French: from Monday to Friday at 12-noon; Tuesdays at 12-noon and 3pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 2.30pm.
Visits in foreign languages are also organized. (Call the reception of the cathedral: visits may be modified during August)  free – given by the cathedral.

Free admission for all except for the towers. Free organ recitals every Sunday at 4.30pm.

Source : office du Tourisme Paris