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  • Address: 6 place du Parvis Notre-Dame
  • Hours: April 1st - September 30th: 10am - 6:30 pm June, July and August on Saturday and Sunday: 10 am - 11 pm October 1st - March 31st: 10am - 5:30pm Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th

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Towers of the Notre Dame Cathedral

The cornerstone of Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral was laid in 1163, but it wasn't until almost a hundred years later, in 1250, that the towers were finished (and almost another hundred until construction was completed, in 1345). Its bells, the largest of which actually have a name – Emmanuel – have rung in the hour and some of Paris's most historical events ever since.

Hearty visitors to Notre-Dame Cathedral shouldn't miss the chance to climb the 387 stairs to the two western-facing towers. If you were impressed by the cathedral's soaring interior, you will be awestruck by what you find up there. Other than meeting the famous Emmanuel, make sure to say hello to the creepy gargoyles that guide the flow of rainwater away from the structure.

Practical Info

Notre-Dame Cathedral is located on L'île de la Cité, one of two islands in the middle of the Seine River. It's reachable via several Métro lines: line 4 (Saint-Michel), lines 1 & 11 (Hôtel de Ville) and line 10 (Maubert-Mutualité).

Tours & Tickets

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Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 361 Reviews

Skip the line to climb the Notre Dame Cathedral Bell Towers and explore 2000 years of tumultuous Parisian history from the dark ages to the City of Light. By ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.13

Paris City Tour by Minivan, Louvre Museum and Seine River Lunch Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 126 Reviews

Take a small group full-day tour of Paris by minivan for a personalized Paris experience. Your tour combines fast track entry and a guided visit to the Louvre, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $260.48

After-Hours Tour of Notre-Dame Cathedral Towers

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the towers of Paris’ famous Notre-Dame Cathedral after hours. When the daytime crowds dissipate and the towers ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.13

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