Notre Dame Cathedral Paris – Mass times, Crown of Thorns, Facts and Histroy, Opening hours

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Parvis Notre Dame - Place Jean-Paul II, Pariz, Francija

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+33 (0)1 42 34 56 10.

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The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris, a masterpiece of faith, art and history, is the cathedral of the Catholic archdiocese of Paris. It is one of the best-known symbols of the French capital, and the most-visited monument in France, ahead of the Eiffel Tower. The Notre Dame Cathedral is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and attracts 13 million believers, pilgrims and visitors each year. It is stage to major celebrations for the diocese and the French republic.

Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

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Notre dame Paris Crown of Thorns 

The relics of the Passion presented at Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris include a piece of the Cross, which had been kept in Rome and delivered by Saint Helen, the mother of Emperor Constantine, a nail of the Passion and the Holy Crown of Thorns.

Of these relics, the Crown of Thorns is without a doubt the most precious and the most revered. Despite numerous studies and historical and scientific research efforts, its authenticity cannot be certified.

It has been the object of more than sixteen centuries of fervent Christian prayer. 

Saint John tells that, in the night between Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, Roman soldiers mocked Christ and his Sovereignty by placing a thorny crown on his head (John 19:12).

Cathedral Notre DameThe crown housed in the Paris cathedral is a circle of canes bundled together and held by gold threads. The thorns were attached to this braided circle, which measures 21 centimetres in diameter.

The thorns were divided up over the centuries by the Byzantine emperors and the Kings of France. There are seventy, all of the same type, which have been confirmed as the original thorns.

The accounts of 4th century pilgrims to Jerusalem allude to the Crown of Thorns and the instruments of the Passion of Christ.

In 409, Saint Paulinus of Nola mentions is as being one of the relics kept in the basilica on Mount Zion in Jerusalem.

In 570, Anthony the Martyr found it exhibited for veneration in the Basilica of Zion.

Around 575, Cassiodorus, in his Exposition on the 75th Psalm, exclaimed, Jerusalem has the Column, here, there is the Crown of Thorns! In 870, once again in Jerusalem, Bernard the Monk noted it as well.

Between the 7th and the 10th centuries, the relics were moved progressively to the Byzantine emperors’ chapel in Constantinople, mainly to keep them safe from pillaging, like that suffered by the Holy Sepulchre during the Persian invasions.

In 1238, Byzantium was governed by Latin Emperor Baldwin of Constantinople. As he was in great financial difficulty, he decided to pawn the relics in a Venetian bank to get credit. Saint Louis, the king of France, took over and paid back the Venetians.

On 10 August 1239, the king, followed by a brilliant procession, welcomed twenty-nine relics in Villeneuve-l’Archevêque. On 19 August 1239, the procession arrived in Paris; the king took off his royal garments. Wearing only a simple tunic and with bare feet, assisted by his brother, took the Crown of Thorns to Notre-Dame de Paris before placing the relics in the palace chapel. He built a reliquary worthy of housing these relics, Saint Chapelle.

During the French revolution, the relics were stored in the National Library.

After the Concordat in 1801, they were given back to the archbishop of Paris who placed them in the Cathedral Notre Dame treasury on 10 August 1806. They are still housed there today.

Cathedral Notre Dame

Since then, these relics have been conserved by the canons of the Metropolitan Basilica Chapter, who are in charge of venerations, and guarded by the Knights of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

Napoleon I and Napoleon III each offered reliquaries for the crown of thorns.

They are on display at Notre-Dame.These relics are presented to the believers for veneration on the first Friday of each month, every Friday during Lent at 3 pm, and on Good Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.

During the jubilee year, every friday, at the end of the mass of 6.15 PM until 7.15 PM, occurs the ostention of the Crown of thorns.

This practice unifies believers in contemplation of the Mystery of Easter, which is the source of their faith, both as the expression of Christ’s unbounded love for men and his solidarity with their suffering.

For Pilgrims

The Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris is happy to welcome: pilgrims, Christians, visitors from all over the world, believers and non-believers, everyone who is willing! Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris is a church, a place of Roman Catholic worship, where Christians come together to pray. It opens its doors to you to participate in services or to freely visit the cathedral all year long.

Access to the Cathedral Notre Dame is open and free of charge every day of the year, during the opening hours. 

Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

From the moment they enter the Portals, pilgrims and visitors are invited to relax, leaving the hubbub of the street behind, and show a respectful attitude, through both their behaviour and their clothing, to this great Christian site where men and women have come to pray and to confide in God for over eight centuries.

To attend services

To attend services, please take any seat in the nave (or in the choir for 8 and 9 o’clock masses during the week) a few minutes before the service, or 10 to 15 minutes before for Sunday and holiday services.

All the services are in French, but the 11:30am mass on Sunday is the international Mass whith part of readings and prayers in english. There’s no service only in english at the cathedral.

EVERY SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT 9.15PM

For several years, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris gives a regular appointment in the evening to thousands of visitors from around the world for night events. They are audiovisual shows projected on a screen of tulle, of over 100 square meters hanging in the nave. The entrance of these shows is free.

Notre Dame Paris mass times 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 broadcast live on KTO-Catholic Television
  • 6:15 p.m. mass at the main altar

Notre Dame Paris mass times – SUNDAY SERVICES

The celebration of Sundays and solemnities begins the evening before, in accordance with the old Biblical calendar’s practice of days beginning the prior evening.

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. Notre Dame Paris 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, broadcast live  on KTO-Catholic Television and Radio Notre-Dame

Praying in the Cathedral Notre Dame

As a church, Notre-Dame de Paris is entirely devoted to religion. Some sites (the Christ on the Cross, the Reception Chapels, the Virgin with Child, the chapel of the Holy Sacrament…) serve more specific purposes to encourage pilgrims and visitors to reflect and pray. For more information, visit this page.

Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

Individual tours 

The Cathedral Notre Dame organises visits every day. They last approximately one hour and present this site’s Christian message by examining the cathedral as a work of art and the artwork it houses (architecture, sculptures, paintings, stained glass, history). These visits are free of charge. You can find all the hours on the agenda and more information concerning
tours on this page.

Audioguides are also available if you would like a visit with commentary without joining a group or if there are no visits offered by the cathedral when you will be at Notre-Dame.

They also include an approximately 35-minute long visit, including the Treasury, presenting the cathedral’s spiritual message through its architecture, its History, its rosettes, its Life and its influence… Available from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sundays). Prices: €5.

The cathedral’s Treasury is located in the sacristy and presents liturgical objects, mainly made of gold. The Treasury of Notre-Dame de Paris exhibits objects from the 17th and 18th centuries and testifies to 19th century workmanship as seen in the painstakingly created gold liturgical objects, architecture, furniture and neo-gothic decoration.

Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

Open Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm; Sunday from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm Full price : €3. Reduced rate (under 26 years old, the unemployed, etc.) : €2. Children aged 6 to 12: €1.

Every day from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (from 9:00 am on Saturday and Sunday), information hosts and hostesses are on hand for any questions. They are stationed at the information office located immediately inside the cathedral entrance.

They are available by phone at +33 1 42 34 56 10. To help you with your visit, booklets ranging in detail level (from €2 to  €20) are available inside the cathedral: at the reception-information desk (at the entrance) or at the religious article sales counter (at the exit).

The cathedral Towers are also open for visits, which give breathtaking views of Paris, plus detailed looks at the roof, the spire, and the cathedral’s largest bell, the Emmanuel Bell.

Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

This visit is managed by the National Monuments Centre. Access located outside the cathedral, at the foot of the North Tower (rue du Cloître). For more information (opening hours and rates), visit this page.An archaeological Crypt located under the cathedral’s Parvis, shows the results of the excavations under the Parvis which revealed the ruins of ancient Paris.

The entrance is located opposite the cathedral façade, across from the Police Headquarters / Préfecture de Police.

The Cathedral Notre Dame tower visit

The Cathedral Notre Dame tower visit is a trip through all of the upper parts of the western façade, dating from the 13th century, where visitors can contemplate the gargoyles and chimera built by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century and the 17th century Emmanuel Bell. 387 steps (there is no elevator) to the top of the South Tower.

The entrance for the visit of the tower is located OUTSIDE of the cathedral, on the left-hand side of the facade, Rue du Cloître Notre-Dame. The Tower visit is managed by the National Monuments Centre. Informations : +33 1 53 10 07 00.

Opened every day:
– from April 1st till September 30th, from 10 AM to 6:30 PM
(in July and August : Friday and Saturday, from 10 AM to 11 PM)
– from October 1st to March 31st, 10 am to 5:30 pm
Last access 45 mn before the closure
Closed on January 1st, in May 1st, December 25th
Hours under reserve

Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

The archaeological Crypt under the Parvis de Notre-Dame

The archaeological Crypt under the Parvis de Notre-Dame de Paris was built to protect the ruins discovered during the excavations that began in 1965, conducted by the Commission du Vieux Paris (Archaeology and Architecture History Department).

The crypt was opened in 1980 with the aim of presenting elements from the successive buildings constructed on the site from Ancient times to the 19th century.

The archaeological Crypt is located under the Parvis and accessed by staircases opposite the cathedral, near the Police Headquarters / Préfecture de Police. The crypt is currently managed by the Musée Carnavalet.- Website of the archaeological Crypt of the Parvis

1, place du Parvis Notre-Dame
75004 Paris
Tel: +33 1 55 42 50 10
Fax: : +33 1 43 29 30 55

– Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.
Ticket counters close at 5:30 pm.
Closed Mondays and public holidays

Children’s and adults’ activities, tours, lectures, workshops: information and reservations at +33 1 44 59 58 32 (telephone) or +33 1 44 59 58 07 (fax)

Notre Dame cathedral facts

Cathedral Notre DameNotre Dame Cathedral Paris is entirely devoted to religion. Some  sites, indicated on the map below, serve more specific purposes  to encourage pilgrims and visitors to reflect and pray.

1. Christ on the Cross (19th century): you can reflect, pray, or light a candle.

2. and 3. Reception Chapels Saint-François-Xavier and Sainte-Geneviève: you can meet with priests every day of the week to discuss matters or receive sacrament of reconciliation. Click here for more information.

4. Prayer books, at the foot of Notre-Dame de Paris, where anyone can write down prayer requests. They are prayed every evening at the end of the last mass.

5. Virgin with Child, or Notre-Dame de Paris (14th century), located at the entrance to the choir: you can go there to reflect, pray, or light a candle.

6. Main altar (20th century) where daily services, the Vespers service, the noon mass, the last mass of the day, and all Sunday services are celebrated.

7. Cathedral choir where mass is celebrated at 8 am and 9 am, Monday  to Saturday.

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8. Apsidal chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows:  this chapel holds the Holy Sacrament. In particular, you can go there to reflect, pray, or light a candle.

9. Statue of Saint Denis (18th century), martyr, first bishop of Paris in the 3rd century: you can go there to reflect, pray, or light a candle.

10. Virgin with Child, dedicated to Our Lady of the Students (18th century): you can go there to reflect, pray, or light a candle.

11. Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe (20th century) dedicated in 1963 on the request of the Mexicans of Paris: you can reflect, pray, light a candle

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For Pilgrims

The Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris is happy to welcome you: pilgrims, Christians, visitors from all over the world, believers and non-believers, everyone who is willing! Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris is a church, a place of Roman Catholic worship, where Christians come together to pray. It opens its doors to you to participate in services or to freely visit the cathedral all year long.

Access to the Cathedral Notre Dame is open and free of charge every day of the year, during the opening hours. From the moment they enter the Portals, pilgrims and visitors are invited to relax, leaving the hubbub of the street behind, and show a respectful attitude, through both their behaviour and their clothing, to this great Christian site where men and women have come to pray and to confide in God for over eight centuries.

TO ATTEND SERVICES

To attend services, please take any seat in the nave (or in the choir for 8 and 9 o’clock masses during the week) a few minutes before the service, or 10 to 15 minutes before for Sunday and holiday services. For service times, visit this page or the agenda. Participation in liturgical celebrations is open to the public and free of charge, it is not necessary and not possible to make a reservation.

All the services are in French, but the 11:30am mass on Sunday is the international Mass whith part of readings and prayers in english. There’s no service only in english at the cathedral.

PRAYING, REFLECTING IN THE Cathedral Notre Dame

As a church, Notre-Dame de Paris is entirely devoted to religion. Some sites (the Christ on the Cross, the Reception Chapels, the Virgin with Child, the chapel of the Holy Sacrament…) serve more specific purposes to encourage pilgrims and visitors to reflect and pray. For more information, visit this page.

FOR INDIVIDUAL TOURS

The Cathedral Notre Dame organises visits every day. They last approximately one hour and present this site’s Christian message by examining the cathedral as a work of art and the artwork it houses (architecture, sculptures, paintings, stained glass, history). These visits are free of charge. You can find all the hours on the agenda and more information concerning
tours on this page.

Audioguides are also available if you would like a visit with commentary without joining a group or if there are no visits offered by the cathedral when you will be at Notre-Dame. They also include an approximately 35-minute long visit, including the Treasury, presenting the cathedral’s spiritual message through its architecture, its History, its rosettes, its Life and its influence… Available from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sundays). Prices: €5.

The cathedral’s Treasury is located in the sacristy and presents liturgical objects, mainly made of gold. The Treasury of Notre-Dame de Paris exhibits objects from the 17th and 18th centuries and testifies to 19th century workmanship as seen in the painstakingly created gold liturgical objects, architecture, furniture and neo-gothic decoration. For more information, visit this page. Open Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm; Sunday from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm Full price : €3. Reduced rate (under 26 years old, the unemployed, etc.) : €2. Children aged 6 to 12: €1.

Every day from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (from 9:00 am on Saturday and Sunday), information hosts and hostesses are on hand for any questions. They are stationed at the information office located immediately inside the cathedral entrance. They are available by phone at +33 1 42 34 56 10. To help you with your visit, booklets ranging in detail level (from €2 to  €20) are available inside the cathedral: at the reception-information desk (at the entrance) or at the religious article sales counter (at the exit).

The cathedral Towers are also open for visits, which give breathtaking views of Paris, plus detailed looks at the roof, the spire, and the cathedral’s largest bell, the Emmanuel Bell. This visit is managed by the National Monuments Centre. Access located outside the cathedral, at the foot of the North Tower (rue du Cloître). For more information (opening hours and rates), visit this page.An archaeological Crypt located under the cathedral’s Parvis, shows the results of the excavations under the Parvis which revealed the ruins of ancient Paris. The entrance is located opposite the cathedral façade, across from the Police Headquarters / Préfecture de Police. For more information (opening hours and rates), visit this page.

CATHEDRAL TOWER VISIT

The Cathedral Notre Dame tower visit is a trip through all of the upper parts of the western façade, dating from the 13th century, where visitors can contemplate the gargoyles and chimera built by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century and the 17th century Emmanuel Bell. 387 steps (there is no elevator) to the top of the South Tower.

The entrance for the visit of the tower is located OUTSIDE of the cathedral, on the left-hand side of the facade, Rue du Cloître Notre-Dame. The Tower visit is managed by the National Monuments Centre. Informations : +33 1 53 10 07 00 or the website of the National Monuments Centre

Opened every day:
– from April 1st till September 30th, from 10 AM to 6:30 PM
(in July and August : Friday and Saturday, from 10 AM to 11 PM)
– from October 1st to March 31st, 10 am to 5:30 pm
Last access 45 mn before the closure
Closed on January 1st, in May 1st, December 25th
Hours under reserve

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL CRYPT OF THE PARVIS DE NOTRE-DAME

The archaeological Crypt under the Parvis de Notre-Dame de Paris was built to protect the ruins discovered during the excavations that began in 1965, conducted by the Commission du Vieux Paris (Archaeology and Architecture History Department). The crypt was opened in 1980 with the aim of presenting elements from the successive buildings constructed on the site from Ancient times to the 19th century.

The archaeological Crypt is located under the Parvis and accessed by staircases opposite the cathedral, near the Police Headquarters / Préfecture de Police. The crypt is currently managed by the Musée Carnavalet.- Website of the archaeological Crypt of the Parvis

1, place du Parvis Notre-Dame
75004 Paris
Tel: +33 1 55 42 50 10
Fax: : +33 1 43 29 30 55

– Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.
Ticket counters close at 5:30 pm.
Closed Mondays and public holidays

Children’s and adults’ activities, tours, lectures, workshops: information and reservations at +33 1 44 59 58 32 (telephone) or +33 1 44 59 58 07 (fax)

The West Façades

Construction on this façade began under bishop Eudes de Sully starting in 1200, by the third architect and was continued by his successors, in particular Guillaume d’Auvergne, and after 1220 by the fourth architect. The North Tower was completed in 1240 and the South tower was completed in 1250.

The façade is an imposing, simple and harmonious mass whose strength and sombre grandeur is based on interplay between vertical and horizontal lines: four powerful buttresses that spring up to the top of the towers, lifting them heavenwards. They symbolically let us know that this cathedral-church was built for God. Two wide horizontal strips seem to bring the building back down to our mortal earth. This cathedral-church is also a cathedral for men.

Its dimensions are impressive:
– 41 m wide
– 43 m high up to the base of the towers
– 63 m up to the top of the towers

The South Rose Window

The three rosettes Notre-Dame de Paris are one of the greatest masterpieces of Christianity.

The South Rose Window was a gift from the king Saint Louis. It was designed by Jean de Chelles and Pierre de Montreuil. The Cathedral’s first construction master, Jean de Chelles, laid the first stone of the south transept façade in 1258. The South Rose Window, a central element that thrones over the transept façade, was constructed in 1260 as a counterpoint to the North Rose Window, which was built in 1250.
Like its north sister, the South Rose Window reached 12.90 metres in diameter and, if you include its bay, a total height of nearly 19 metres. This rosette is dedicated to the New Testament.

The Crown of Thorns

The relics of the Passion presented at Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris include a piece of the Cross, which had been kept in Rome and delivered by Saint Helen, the mother of Emperor Constantine, a nail of the Passion and the Holy Crown of Thorns.

Of these relics, the Crown of Thorns is without a doubt the most precious and the most revered. Despite numerous studies and historical and scientific research efforts, its authenticity cannot be certified. It has been the object of more than sixteen centuries of fervent Christian prayer. Saint John tells that, in the night between Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, Roman soldiers mocked Christ and his Sovereignty by placing a thorny crown on his head (John 19:12).

Cathedral Notre DameThe crown housed in the Paris cathedral is a circle of canes bundled together and held by gold threads. The thorns were attached to this braided circle, which measures 21 centimetres in diameter. The thorns were divided up over the centuries by the Byzantine emperors and the Kings of France. There are seventy, all of the same type, which have been confirmed as the original thorns.

The accounts of 4th century pilgrims to Jerusalem allude to the Crown of Thorns and the instruments of the Passion of Christ. In 409, Saint Paulinus of Nola mentions is as being one of the relics kept in the basilica on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. In 570, Anthony the Martyr found it exhibited for veneration in the Basilica of Zion. Around 575, Cassiodorus, in his Exposition on the 75th Psalm, exclaimed, Jerusalem has the Column, here, there is the Crown of Thorns! In 870, once again in Jerusalem, Bernard the Monk noted it as well.

Between the 7th and the 10th centuries, the relics were moved progressively to the Byzantine emperors’ chapel in Constantinople, mainly to keep them safe from pillaging, like that suffered by the Holy Sepulchre during the Persian invasions. In 1238, Byzantium was governed by Latin Emperor Baldwin of Constantinople. As he was in great financial difficulty, he decided to pawn the relics in a Venetian bank to get credit. Saint Louis, the king of France, took over and paid back the Venetians.

On 10 August 1239, the king, followed by a brilliant procession, welcomed twenty-nine relics in Villeneuve-l’Archevêque. On 19 August 1239, the procession arrived in Paris; the king took off his royal garments. Wearing only a simple tunic and with bare feet, assisted by his brother, took the Crown of Thorns to Notre-Dame de Paris before placing the relics in the palace chapel. He built a reliquary worthy of housing these relics, Saint Chapelle.

During the French revolution, the relics were stored in the National Library. After the Concordat in 1801, they were given back to the archbishop of Paris who placed them in the Cathedral Notre Dame treasury on 10 August 1806. They are still housed there today.
Since then, these relics have been conserved by the canons of the Metropolitan Basilica Chapter, who are in charge of venerations, and guarded by the Knights of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Napoleon I and Napoleon III each offered reliquaries for the crown of thorns. They are on display at Notre-Dame.These relics are presented to the believers for veneration on the first Friday of each month, every Friday during Lent at 3 pm, and on Good Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.

During the jubilee year, every friday, at the end of the mass of 6.15 PM until 7.15 PM, occurs the ostention of the Crown of thorns. This practice unifies believers in contemplation of the Mystery of Easter, which is the source of their faith, both as the expression of Christ’s unbounded love for men and his solidarity with their suffering.

EVERY SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT 9.15PM

For several years, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris gives a regular appointment in the evening to thousands of visitors from around the world for night events. They are audiovisual shows projected on a screen of tulle, of over 100 square meters hanging in the nave. The entrance of these shows is free.

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 broadcast live on KTO-Catholic Television
  • 6:15 p.m. mass at the main altar

Masses – SUNDAY SERVICES
The celebration of Sundays and solemnities begins the evening before, in accordance with the old Biblical calendar’s practice of days beginning the prior evening.

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, broadcast live  on KTO-Catholic Television and Radio Notre-Dame

We bring you our top 15 hotels near Notre Dame Cathedral. Great choices for every pocket. We have taken in consideration the distance, price and guest reviews.

Tips and Recommendations

Hôtel D’Aubusson

Hôtel D'Aubusson hotels near Notre Dame

  • This 17th-century private mansion is set in the Latin Quarter, just 350 metres from Odéon Metro Station. The luxurious hotel offers a jazz bar and an interior courtyard with a fountain.
  • Besides the Notre Dame Cathedral you are in the walking distance to the Louvre and Orsay museums.
  • Lots of cool cafes and restaurants in the immediate area! The hotel staff pays attention to every detail. You will love how they constantly work to make you feel very special. Breakfast is just delicious. They have live music in the lounge.
  • 0.8 km from Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • 5 stars
  • Ratings and Reviews: Superb 9.3, Location 9.8, 1,022 reviews

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Novotel Paris Les Halles

Novotel Paris Les Halles hotels near Notre Dame

  • The Novotel Paris Les Halles is situated in the heart of Paris. From this hotel, you can go shopping in the nearby districts of Rue de Rivoli, Boulevard Haussmann or Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore.
  • There are 5 metro lines and 3 RER lines located within a short walk of the hotel. Superb location: The Louvre Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Marais district and the Georges Pompidou Museum are all a 10-minute walk away.
  • Breakfast is free for up to 2 children under 16 years old. Very comfortable beds so be careful not to oversleep.
  • 0.9 km from Notre Dame Cathedral
  • 4 stars
  • Ratings and Reviews: Very good 8.4, 2,790 reviews

Citadines Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris

Citadines Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris  hotels near Notre Dame

  • It doesn’t get any better than this as far as location goes. Located in the centre of Paris, Citadines Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris is a 10-minute walk from Notre-Dame Cathedral and 300 m from Saint-Michel Metro Station. Restaurants and cafés can be found within 300 m of the property.
  • This residence is a 15-minute walk from the Luxembourg Gardens and the Pantheon. The Louvre Museum is 600 m away and on-site parking is available. 6th arr. is a great choice if you are interested in food, culture and art.
  • Rooms are larger than standard in Paris and allow plenty of natural ligh. Its a excellent choice for families.
  • 4 stars
  • 0.6 km from Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Ratings and Reviews: Very good 8.5, Location 9.6, 1,583 reviews

Relais Christine

Relais Christine  hotels near Notre Dame

  • A 16th century mansion in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, just 700 m from the Notre Dame. It has a garden, spa and a fitness centre. Its a beautiful boutique hotel. Amazing position for walking to the sights of Paris. Quiet location which is also important.
  • Breakfast is in the breakfast room, set in a former 13th century abbey.
  • It is a 10-minute walk from the Musée d’Orsay, the Luxembourg Gardens and the Louvre Museum
  • 5 stars
  • 0.7 km from Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Ratings and Reviews: Superb 9.0, Location 9.6, 330 reviews

Hotel Monge

Hotel Monge hotels near Notre Dame

  • Hotel is in the lively Quartier Latin district in Paris, boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property.  You will find small shops, bars and restaurants within a 5-minute walk and will reach the Notre Dame Cathedral in a 15-minute walk.
  • The rooms are comfortable and very nicely decorated, the whole hotel is newly renovated and nicely decorated and in superb condition. Coffee and snacks available at all hours.
  • All in all they are rated as exceptional!
  • 4 stars
  • 1 km from Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Ratings and Reviews: Exceptional 9.5, Location 9.5, 160 reviews

Citadines Les Halles Paris

Citadines Les Halles Paris hotels near Notre Dame

  • The hotel is located in Paris beside the Forum des Halles and 500 m from the Pompidou Centre. Chatelet-les-Halles Metro Station is 200 m from the aparthotel, providing direct access to Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports. The Louvre Museum is a 10-minute walk away.
  • 1st arr. is a great choice for you if you are interested in food, shopping and museums.
  • Great location, spacious rooms, well equipped kitchen, which is also perfect for families going on a pilgrimage.
  • 4 stars
  • 0.8 km from Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • Ratings and Reviews: Very good 8.1, 1,884 reviews

Hotel le Lapin Blanc

Hotel le Lapin Blanc  hotels near Notre Dame

  • Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Hotel le Lapin Blanc is set in the lively 5th district, opposite the Middle Ages National Museum.
  • This hotel has amazing rooms, are very comfortable and interior is very lovely, your kids, especially girls will love it. Breakfast is top quality.
  • The hotel is 600 m from Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, 900 m from Louvre and 1.3 km from Pompidou Centre. Cluny-La Sorbonne Metro Station (line 10) is only 150 m away. So location to top sights is fantastic.
  • 4 stars
  • 0.6 km from Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Ratings and Reviews: Superb 9.0, Location 9.5, 413 reviews

Holiday Inn Paris Notre Dame

Holiday Inn Paris Notre Dame hotels near Notre Dame

  • The contemporary Holiday Inn Paris Notre Dame is located near Notre Dame Cathedral, the Panthéon and Luxembourg Gardens. It has a magnificent rooftop bar and gives an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower especially at night when it lights up on the hour!
  • The location is about a 5-10 min walk to Notre Dame and with shops and places to eat along the way as well as close to St. Germaine with more shopping and restaurants.
  • The hotel offers a shuttle service. Metro Stations Odéon and Saint-Michel are just 2 minutes’ walk away, making Paris’ attractions easy to reach. This hotel is excellent choice for couples.
  • 4 stars
  • 0.5 km from Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Rating and Reviews: Very good 8.3, Location 9.5, 1,274 reviews

Hôtel des Grands Hommes

Hôtel des Grands Hommes hotels near Notre Dame

  • Set in an 18th-century building opposite the Panthéon, this hotel is 400 m from the Luxembourg Garden. Its a lovely little boutique hotel, not far from all the sights and easy to get to via public transport. The area is full of excellent cafes and restaurants, like the Cafe de la Nouvelle Mairie, Balzar, and Perraudin.
  • Hôtel is 700 m from Place Monge Metro Station, providing access to the Louvre Museum. The Botanic Garden is a 10-minute walk away.
  • 3 stars
  • 0.9 km from Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Ratings and Reviews: Superb 9.0, Location 9.6, 309 reviews

Hotel Le Notre Dame Saint Michel

Hotel Le Notre Dame Saint Michel hotels near Notre Dame

  • Well the name says it all. Do you see the image above? Le Notre Dame Saint Michel is a charming boutique hotel situated on the banks of the Seine, in the heart of Paris.
  • Do you want to get up in the morning open your windows and enjoy stunning views of Notre-Dame Cathedral and the river? Well then this hotel is for you. It’s also very close to the famous Shakespeare and Company bookshop and the Latin Quarter.
  • Guest rooms are modern and you will love the quirkiness of the decor.
  • 3 stars
  • 0.2 km from Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Ratings and Reviews: Very good 8.3, Location 9.7, 317 reviews

Hôtel Henri 4

Hôtel Henri 4 hotels near Notre Dame

  • This hotel is situated in Paris’ Left Bank, 350 m from Notre Dame Cathedral and a 25-minute walk from the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay museums. Is well located to the center of Paris, buses, and subway.
  • Its in the central location, but nevertheless it is very calm and quite in the hotel.
  • 3 stars
  • 0.3 km from Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Ratings and Reviews: Fabulous 8.7, Location 9.6, 659 reviews

Hotel du College de France

Hotel du College de France hotels near Notre Dame

  • A continental breakfast can be enjoyed every morning at Hotel du College de France. Hotel is a 7-minute walk from the Pantheon and a 12-minute walk from the Luxembourg Gardens. Cluny-La Sorbonne Metro Station is 250 m away.
  • Their staff gets regular thumbs up of being very friendly and helpful.
  • 2 stars
  • 0.4 km from Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Ratings and Reviews: Fabulous 8.7, Location 9.5, 694 reviews

Familia Hotel

Familia Hotel  hotels near Notre Dame

  • The Luxembourg Gardens and Saint Michel fountains are a 15-minute walk away. Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame RER Station is just 750 m away and gives direct access to Charles De Gaulle Airport, which is 23 km from Familia Hotel.
  • The value for the money is very good here. Very high quality for a two star; clean room, halls, stairway and breakfast room.
  • 2 stars
  • 0.6 km from Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Ratings and Reviews: Very good 8.0, 1,568 reviews

Hotel De Suez

Hotel De Suez hotels near Notre Dame

  • All guest rooms are equipped with a TV, free Wi-Fi access and a telephone. Some rooms feature a small balcony. Private bathrooms include amenities and all rooms are serviced by a lift. A continental breakfast is served every morning at Hotel De Suez.
  • 3 min walk to Notre Dame Cathedral. Also near Luxembourg gardens. Near a metro station and many shops. Their breakfast is a real value.
  • 2 stars
  • 0.6 km from Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Ratings and Reviews: Very good 8.2, Location 9.4

Hôtel Marignan

Hôtel Marignan hotels near Notre Dame

  • Ideally situated in the historical Latin Quarter in central Paris, the Marignan is just 600 m from Luxembourg Gardens. It offers budget accommodation with free Wi-Fi internet connection. Guest rooms have been recently renovated and some feature a private balcony.
  • Excelent location and good services such as free laundry or kitchen available. Basic but comfortable, good value for money.
  • 1 star
  • 0.4 km from Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Ratings and Reviews: Good 7.9, 1,130 reviews

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  1. Jan
    Jan

    Huge cathedral. So many people all the time. They have masses in different languages. You can be in and around the cathedral all day, so much going on. Must go.

    April 19, 2017 at Reply
  2. Alex
    Alex

    For me it was a special experience to attend the Sunday mass in this cathedral. I recommend!

    April 24, 2017 at Reply

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