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  • Address: 6 Place du Parvis Notre Dame, Paris 75004, France
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 6:45pm; weekends 8am - 7:15pm
  • Admission: Free

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Notre Dame Cathedral

If Paris has a heart, then this is it. The cathedral of Notre Dame (Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris) is not only a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture, but has also been Catholic Paris' ceremonial focus for seven centuries. The cathedral's immense interior, a marvel of medieval engineering, holds over 6,000 people and has spectacular rose windows.

Although Notre Dame is regarded as a sublime architectural achievement, there are all sorts of minor anomalies, the result of centuries of aesthetic intervention. These include a trio of main entrances that are each shaped differently, and are accompanied by statues that were once coloured to make them more effective as Bible lessons for the masses. The interior is dominated by a 7,800-pipe organ that was restored but has not worked properly since.

Practical Info

Notre Dame is located on the Ile de la Cité, an island in the middle of the Seine River. It is close to many of the main attractions of Paris and is easily reached by foot. Or catch the metro line 4 to Cité.

It's well worth the effort of climbing the 387 steps of the north tower. This will bring you to the top of the west facade and face to face with many of the cathedral's most frightening gargoyles, which enjoy a spectacular view of Paris.

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Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Paris, null
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Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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Experience the best of the French capital in one day on this 7.5-hour sightseeing tour of Paris. Take a guided tour of the famous Louvre Museum and marvel at ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 7.5 hours

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

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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.)

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Paris Super Saver: Small-Group Skip-the-Line Notre-Dame Tower and Louvre Museum

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Beat the queues and save money at two of the French capital’s top attractions with this small-group Paris Super Saver. Begin with a walking tour of the ...  Read more

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Private Tour: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie

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Discover striking Gothic architecture, medieval artifacts and centuries of history and artistic heritage on this private morning or afternoon Paris walking ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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After-Hours Tour of Notre-Dame Cathedral Towers, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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After-Hours Tour of Notre-Dame Cathedral Towers

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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.)

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

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

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Paris Super Saver: Small-Group Notre-Dame Cathedral and Skip-the-Line Musée d’Orsay Tour, ... 
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Paris Super Saver: Small-Group Notre-Dame Cathedral and Skip-the-Line Musée d’Orsay Tour

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Take in two of the French capital’s top attractions in one day on this great-value Paris Super Saver. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Musée d'Orsay and ...  Read more

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Notre Dame Cathedral Tour and Seine River Cruise, Paris, Super Savers
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Notre Dame Cathedral Tour and Seine River Cruise

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Visit Notre Dame inside and out with your host and discover the secrets of this gigantic Gothic cathedral. Then, see the rest of Paris from a narrated 1-hour ...  Read more

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

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Paris Ile de la Cite Medieval Private Walking Tour: Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie, ... 
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Paris Ile de la Cite Medieval Private Walking Tour: Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie

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Get to the medieval soul of Paris with a private 4-hour walking tour in the historic heart of the city—the Ile de la Cité. Explore the gothic ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Paris Small-Group Tour : Skip the Line Eiffel Tower and Evening City Tour, Paris, Historical & ... 
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Paris Small-Group Tour : Skip the Line Eiffel Tower and Evening City Tour

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Enjoy a nice evening boarding our air-conditioned minibus for an 1 hour and half Illuminations Tour of Paris followed by a Skip the line access to the Eiffel ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
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