Notre Dame – 3/7/2016

In the heart of Paris in France is the Notre Dame Cathedral.  The cathedral is a Gothic design which was built between 1163 and 1345.  The cathedral is 130 meters long, 48 meters wide, 35 meters high.  The cathedral has twin towers which are 69 meters high and have 387 steps to get to the top.  

Entrance to the Cathedral with all of the intricate carving.

These photos were taken in the gardens at the rear of the cathedral. 

Tourist Information for Notre Dame

Opening Hours

The cathedral is open Monday – Friday: 7.45 am to 6.45 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 7.45 am to 7.15 pm

There are guided tours on the church’s spiritual message delivered through its history, architecture, sculptures and stained glass windows.  The tours are free.  There are tours in different languages on different days:

English – Monday, Tuesday and Saturday at 2.30 pm and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 2 pm.
French – Monday – Friday at 2 pm and 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2.30 pm and Tuesday at 10.30 am.  (There are no tours on the 1st Friday of the month and those Fridays that are lent)
Spanish – Saturday at 2.30 pm
German – Friday at 2 pm and Saturday at 2.30 pm
Italian – Thursday at 2 pm

Cost: Free Admission into the Cathedral and for guided tours

Official Website: 

Tourist Information for the Crypt of Notre Dame

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 18h
Closed on Mondays and some public holidays: May 1st and January 1st

Costs: Crypt entrance ad Exhibition: Adults – € 8, Concession – € 6 and Under 18 – Free
Walk – Adults – € 10, Concession – € 8
Audio guide – € 5 and lasts for 30 minutes

Official Website:  

Tourist Information for the Tower of Notre Dame

Costs: Adults – € 10, Concessions – € 8, Under 25 – free, group rate for 20 or more people – € 8

Opening Hours: 

Jan 2nd – Mar 31st: 10 am to 5.30 pm
Apr 1st – Sept 30th: 10 am to 6.30 pm
Oct 1st – Dec 31st: 10 am – 5.30 pm

Closed: January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

Official Website

Written and researched by Ava, photos and captions by mum
Information last updated in December 2017

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