Place of worship

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris et son trésor

6 parvis Notre-Dame - Place Jean-Paul II - 75004 Paris

Notre-Dame - Île Saint-Louis - 4e Arrondissement



The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, is the most visited monument in France. It was built in the Middle Ages, at the far end of the Île de la Cité. Work started in the 13th century and finished in the 15th century. Badly damaged during the French Revolution, the cathedral was restored in the 19th century by the architect Viollet-le-Duc. Its many visitors come to admire its stained glass and rose windows, the towers, the steeple and the gargoyles. They can also discover the Notre-Dame treasury and have a go at climbing the towers to enjoy a panoramic view of Paris. In 2013, Notre-Dame is celebrated its 850th anniversary. For this occasion, many events were organized and the cathedral renewed its bells with the arrival of eight new bells as well as a new great bell. Road distances from Paris in France are calculated from point 0 on the cathedral forecourt.

Architectural style

  • Gothique


  • Histoire
  • Joaillerie
  • Littérature
  • Médailles
  • Mobilier
  • Peinture
  • Sculpture
  • Vitraux

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Gift shop
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park
  • Visitor tools

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian

Visitor tools

Audio guides are available at the entrance to the cathedral. They provide 35 minutes of commentary in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese. Opening times: from 9.30am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and from 1pm to 6pm on Sunday.

Coach park

Behind the Notre-Dame chevet.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Free admission for all except for the towers.

Group tour

Requests can be sent to reception at


Free admission for all except for the towers.

Free for young people and children

Free admission for all except for the towers.

Opening times

The cathedral is open 365 days a year from 8am to 6.45pm (7.15pm on Saturdays and Sundays).
You can visit the cathedral's treasury everyday from 9.30am to 6pm (these times may change during special occasions).

Exceptional opening

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

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris et son trésor

6 parvis Notre-Dame - Place Jean-Paul II
75004 Paris

  • Subway - Cité
  • RER - Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame
  • Bus - 21, 24, 27, 38, 47, 85, 96

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits

Accessibility information

Accessibility: The cathedral is partly accessible for visitors with limited mobility (the nave, the aisles and the transept, i.e. more than two-thirds of the building). There are three steps leading up to the central choir and the treasury. Note: there is one small step at the entrance, but the floor of the cathedral and the exit are on a single level. The bell towers are not accessible to wheelchair users and visitors with limited mobility. Visually impaired people are strongly advised not to attempt the climb. Visitors should be in good physical condition (400 steps). No toilets.

Details of adapted museums and monuments in the Paris region in the ‘Culture and Disability’ section of the PCVB website:

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Place of worship in the same district: Notre-Dame - Île Saint-Louis

Place of worship in the same arrondissement: 4th arrondissement

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