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Notre Dame

Visit Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris stands at the heart of Paris on Ile de la Cite, a testimony of eight centuries of Christian faith.

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.

You can visit Notre Dame on a Paris tour or on our Paris walking tour. You can see it from the Seine river on a cruise.

Notre Dame de Paris monument

Notre Dame de Paris 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 in Paris

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 de Paris information

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Detailed practical information

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

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