Towers of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral- CLOSED

  • Historic site and monument

Celebrated in novels, « Notre-Dame de Paris » by Victor Hugo, films and even in television... the cathedral is known the world over.

The imposing Notre-Dame is located on Ile de la Cité, the historical and geographical centre of Paris. If you stand on the esplanade in front of the cathedral, you will discover that this monument is truly ‘the heart of France’. As « le point zéro » indicates, the bronze star etched in the ground is the point of departure from which all distances are measured in the hexagon.

Still on the esplanade, observe the two towers of this gothic work of art, chiseled in the manner of a silversmith. Even though the towers may look similar, the northern tower to the left is actually wider than the other.

If you climb up one of the towers you have an incredible view of the city. Don’t be afraid of the malefic animals and fantastical beasts that seem to scream out at you as you go by. Built to re-create the unsettling atmosphere of the Middle Ages, these Chimeras are purely decorative and the Gargoyles, situated at each corner, serve as drainpipes to evacuate water in the gutters. On rainy days, don’t miss a chance to see these stone monsters transformed into fountains.

Suitable for all age groups.

Ticket number :

N.B.: please note that the tour comprises 422 steps, with no lift or toilets

Opening and closing times

Closed temporarily.

Rates

Adult: from 8 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Free
- for children aged under 18 and for young adults aged under 26 who are residents of the European Union.
- for everyone on the first Sunday of each month (excluding temporary exhibitions).

Included in the Paris Mauseum Pass.

Full price: from 10 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Free
- for children aged under 18 and for young adults aged under 26 who are residents of the European Union.
- for everyone on the first Sunday of each month (excluding temporary exhibitions).

Included in the Paris Mauseum Pass.

Reception

Types of customers

  • Cash dispensers

Groups

  • Minimum number of people : 20
  • Sales TO/Distributors

Visits

Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours on request

Average length of visit

  • 45 minutes (individual)
  • 45 minutes (groups)

Languages

Spoken languages

  • French

Documentation languages

  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Visit languages

  • French

Languages of educational signs

  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Access

Metro :
Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 11, 14)
Cité (line 4)

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