Notre-Dame de Paris

Built starting in 1163, right in the center of Paris at the further end of the Ile de la Cité, Notre-Dame is the largest in France, and a real jewel of gothic architecture. This cathedral has stood throughout centuries and become today the most visited monument in Europe. Each day, approximately 30,000 visitors discover its stained glass windows, sculptures, and of course, the west face with its famous portal of the Last Judgement. You mustn’t miss it if you’re coming to Paris for the first time !

Practical informations

Address : Parvis Notre-Dame - Place Jean-Paul II - Paris 4th district
Metro Saint-Michel

The Notre-Dame cathedral is open every day of the year from 8 AM to 6:45 PM (7:15 PM on week-end).

Access is open and free of charge every day of the year.

Free organised visits
Every day, the C.A.S.A. Association (Communauté d'Accueil dans les Sites Artistiques) organizes free, guided visits of the Notre Dame Cathedral, in different languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Russian and Chinese). This provides a unique opportunity to discover one of the most remarkable gothic cathedrals in France and even in Europe – through its history, architecture or yet its stained glass windows.
More information

Metro access
- Line 4 : stations Cité or Saint-Michel
- Line 1 and 11 : station Hôtel de Ville
- Line 10 : station Maubert-Mutualité or Cluny – La Sorbonne
- Line 7, 11 and 14 : station Châtelet

RER access
Line B and C : station Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame

Notre-Dame de Paris