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Notre Dame

Dating back to the 13th century, Notre Dame Cathedral has been the heart and the soul of Paris for eight centuries.

Visit Notre Dame Cathedral

As a testimony of eight centuries of Christian faith, Notre Dame Cathedral towers above the river in Paris.

Notre Dame is open every day from 8am to 6.45pm (7.15pm on Saturdays and Sundays). The best visit time is early in the morning, Tuesday to Friday. Access is free of charge.

Visit Notre Dame on a Paris bus tour or on our 4 hour walk in Paris. You can see it from the river on a Seine river cruise.

Notre Dame, the monument

Notre Dame Cathedral is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of Gothic art in Western Europe.

Notre Dame was built between 1163 and 1270. France was then the most powerful and faithfull Kindgom of Europe. Notre Dame's sculptures (picture), stainglass windows (picture) and nave (picture) are extraordinary.

Notre Dame is 130 meters long, 48 meters wide, 35 meters high. Its pillars have a diameter of 5 meters.


Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame mass schedule

Weekdays, Monday to Saturday noon
8:00 a.m. mass in the choir
9:00 a.m. mass in the choir (Except in July, August and first half of September)
12:00 p.m. mass at the main altar
5:45 p.m. Vespers service
6:15 p.m. mass at the main altar
Saturday:
5:45 p.m. First Sunday Vespers service
6:30 p.m. Sunday mass at the main altar
Sundays (all services held at the main altar):
8:30 a.m. Mass
9:30 a.m. Lauds service
10:00 a.m. Gregorian mass of the cathedral chapter
11:30 a.m. international mass
12:45 p.m. Mass
5:45 p.m. Vespers service
6:30 p.m. mass usually by the archbishop

Notre Dame Cathedral information

More Notre Dame facts
Locate Notre Dame on Paris map.
Detailed practical information

Paris metro: Cite station on line 4. Saint Michel station on RER B and C lines.

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