Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris et son trésor | Celebration

Christmas Nativity Scene at Notre-Dame de Paris

December 2019 - February 2020

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

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

Crèche de Noël à Notre Dame de Paris © Notre Dame de Paris


Nativity scene as told by the Gospels. A few days after Christmas, during Epiphany, three kings are added to the scene along with the star that guided them.


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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris et son trésor

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.

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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

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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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