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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 Tours

Second only to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Paris) is one of Paris' most iconic attractions, a marvel of medieval architecture that was immortalized in Victor Hugo's classic novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Today, the Gothic grandeur and majestic stained-glass windows of the UNESCO World Heritage site continue to reign supreme from Ile de la Cite, an island in the middle of the Seine River.

The Basics
Notre Dame's immense interior exemplifies French Gothic architecture—soaring fluted columns, ribbed vaults, and sculptures demand attention from every angle, while the light that pours through prismatic windows gives the basilica an ethereal ambiance. If you choose to climb the 387 steps of the north tower, braving gargoyles along the way, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of Paris.

Guided tours that include skip-the-line entry are the best way to visit the cathedral; not only will you avoid long lines, but your guide's expertise will ensure you notice the barely perceptible details that make Notre Dame such an architectural masterpiece. The cathedral can also be visiting as part of a full-day Paris sightseeing tour—itineraries typically cover icons such as the Louvre museum, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Montmartre neighborhood, or include a Seine River cruise, and provide insight into the history and culture of France.
  • Both private tours and group tours are available.
  • The cathedral always draws crowds—book a skip-the-line ticket to save time.
  • A Paris museum pass (with either two-, four-, or six-day validity) covers skip-the-line entry to 50 top Paris attractions, including the Notre Dame and Musee d'Orsay.

How to Get to the Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame's central location makes it incredibly easy to reach by public transport: take the RER B or RER C line to St-Michel Notre Dame, or disembark at Cite on Line 4 of the Metro. If you're enjoying the luxury of time, follow the route of the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower for a one-hour walk brimming with highlights and hidden gems.

When to Get There
In the evening, the square before the cathedral comes to life in a riot of music and performance. Watch street performers juggle fire, grab a bite from a vendor, or just simply soak up the ethereal light of Notre Dame illuminated by night. If visiting Paris in winter, head to the Notre Dame toward the end of its 7:45am to 6:45pm (7:15pm on weekends) opening hours to watch the sunset and see the City of Light twinkle into illumination.

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Notre Dame Cathedral Audio Tour and Latin Quarter Walking Tour, Paris, null
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Notre Dame Cathedral Audio Tour and Latin Quarter Walking Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Make your own way to Notre Dame Cathedral and take the opportunity to get Audio Guide and skip the Line Access. Explore the inside and outside of the Monument ...  Read more

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

From USD $23.93
Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour, Paris, Audio ... 
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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 658 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 $44.08
Notre-Dame Cathedral Guided Tour, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Notre-Dame Cathedral Guided Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 105 Reviews

Learn about the hidden wonders of Notre Dame Cathedral during an introduction from your friendly host. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site on your own, and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $18.89
Paris Super Saver: Small-Group Skip-the-Line Notre-Dame Tower and Louvre Museum, Paris, Cultural ... 
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Paris Super Saver: Small-Group Skip-the-Line Notre-Dame Tower and Louvre Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 99 Reviews

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

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.90
Private Tour: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie, Paris, Skip-the-Line ... 
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Private Tour: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

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.)

From USD $151.12
Notre-Dame, Louvre Museum and Montmartre Private Day Tour, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Notre-Dame, Louvre Museum and Montmartre Private Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Discover the best of the City of Light in a day including Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre's masterpieces, the historical area and Montmartre, the most picturesque ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.34
Best of Paris Tour: Skip-the-Line Louvre, Notre Dame and Seine River Cruise, Paris, Private ... 
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Best of Paris Tour: Skip-the-Line Louvre, Notre Dame and Seine River Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Make the most of your time in Paris with this full-day tour of the city's most famous sights, both on foot and by boat. First, explore the best of the Louvre ...  Read more

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

From USD $119.64
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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

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 details ...  Read more

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

From USD $137.27
Small-Group Notre-Dame Cathedral and Skip-the-Line Musée d’Orsay Tour, Paris, Historical & ... 
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Small-Group Notre-Dame Cathedral and Skip-the-Line Musée d’Orsay Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Take in two of the French capital’s top attractions in one day and enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Musée d'Orsay and discover the largest collection of ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.75
Paris Day-Tour with Lunch: Ile de la Cite, Montparnasse Tower, and Hop-on-Hop-off Bus, Paris, ... 
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Paris Day-Tour with Lunch: Ile de la Cite, Montparnasse Tower, and Hop-on-Hop-off Bus

Explore the highlights of Paris on this full-day guided tour which includes a walking tour of the Ile de la Cité and visits the Place Dauphine, Notre ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $250.62

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