High place of Christianity, one of the most visited monuments!

Every year, 13 million visitors from around the world crossed its portals.

Its fame is not overdone: it is one of the masterpieces of Gothic architecture.
More than a historical monument, this Cathedral is primarily "The House of God and the abode of men", because this building, living by faith and prayer of the faithful, is responsible for the human and Christian experience. This place is a witness of the life of the people of God, of the influence of his charity, his fervent hope.
Since its origins, it is the living stones, constituted by the believers, which give it its true existence.

Offices hours

Weekdays, Monday to Saturday noon

  • 8: mass in the chorus
  • 9: mass in the chorus (except during the summer months: July, August and the first half of September)
  • 12: mass to the main altar
  • 5:45 pm: Office of Vespers at the main altar, broadcast live on Television-KTO Catholic
  • 6:15 pm: mass to the main altar

(all services are held at the main altar)

  • 5:45 pm: offices of the first Vespers Sunday
  • 6:30 pm: mass Sunday at the high altar

(all services are held at the main altar)

  • 8 h 30: mass
  • 9.30: Office of the Lauds
  • 10: mass Gregorian of the cathedral chapter
  • 30: mass Polyphonic
  • 45: mass
  • 5:45 pm: Office of Vespers
  • 6:30 pm: mass (usually presided over by the Archbishop) broadcast live on KTO - Catholic and Radio Notre Dame Television

Eucharistic adoration
Every Thursday at the end of the mass until 19:15 and 6:15 pm
(except during the summer months: July, August and the first half of September).

Veneration of the Crown of thorns and the relics of the Passion
The first Friday of every month and every Friday of lent 15 h 00
Friday all day.

Meet a priest

Every day a priest is available in the chapel of a spiritual maintenance shelters and/or receive the sacrament of forgiveness.

Major languages: French - English - Spanish - Italian - Portuguese - German - Japanese - Chinese

  • weekdays and Saturdays: from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 19h00.*
  • Sundays: from 3 pm to 7 pm.

* During the summer months (July and August), the reception is usually closed between 12.30 and 15.00.

Spirituality and liturgy

The actors of the Cathedral

Monsignor Michel Aupetit

Monsignor Michel Aupetit took over on January 6, 2018 to Cardinal André Twenty-three, with whom he collaborated very long, as auxiliary bishop of Paris.

The Rector-Archpriest

Monsignor Patrick Chambers is Rector-Archpriest of the Cathedral since September 1, 2016

The priests of our Lady

The priests of the cathedral Welcome faithful, pilgrims and visitors every day of the year.

To say mass at Notre Dame de Paris

The Church allows the faithful to partner more closely with the sacrifice of the mass by a specific intent by the celebrant.

Veneration of the Holy Crown of thorns

The relics of the Passion in Notre Dame de Paris are constituted by a piece of the cross held in Rome and brought back by Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine, a highlight of the Passion and the Holy Crown of thorns.


Light a candle to Our Lady