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

Every year, 13 million visitors from all over the world cross its portals.

Its fame is not overworked: it is one of the masterpieces of Gothic architecture.
More than a historical monument, this cathedral is above all "the House of God and the abode of men", because this edifice, living by the faith and prayer of the faithful, is charged with human and Christian experience. This place is a witness to the life of the people of God, the radiance of his charity, his fervent hope.
Since its origins, it is the living stones, formed by the believers, that give it its true existence.

Office hours

Weekdays, Monday to Saturday noon

  • 8:00 Mass In the choir
  • 9:00 Mass In the choir (except during the summer months: July, August and first fortnight of September)
  • 12:00 Mass At the main altar
  • 17h45 Office of Vespers At the main altar, broadcast live on KTO-television Catholic
  • 18:15 Mass At the main altar

 On Saturdays
(all offices are held at the main altar)

  • 17h45 Offices of the first Vespers of Sunday
  • 18h30 Mass Sunday at the Grand altar

On Sundays
(all offices are held at the main altar)

  • 8:30 Mass
  • 9:30 Office of the Lauds
  • 10:00 Mass Gregorian Chapter Cathedral
  • 11:30 Mass Polyphonic
  • 12:45 Mass
  • 17h45 Office of Vespers
  • 18h30 Mass (usually presided over by the Archbishop) broadcast live on KTO-television Catholic and Radio Notre-Dame

Eucharistic Adoration
Every Thursday at the end of the mass of 18:15 and up to 19h15
(except during the summer months: July, August and first fortnight of September).

Veneration of the Crown of thorns and relics of Passion
Every first Friday of the month and every Friday of Lent 3pm
, Good Friday all day long.

Meet a priest

Every day a priest is at your disposal in the reception chapel for spiritual maintenance and/or to receive the sacrament of forgiveness.

Main languages: French – English – Spanish – Italian – Portuguese – German – Japanese – Chinese

  • Weekdays and Saturdays: from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 19:00. *
  • Sundays: from 15:00 to 19:00.

* During the summer months (July and August), the reception is usually closed between 12.30 and 15h.

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

Monseigneur Patrick Baldt is rector-Archpriest of the cathedral since 1 September 2016

The priests of Notre-Dame

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

To have a mass say to Our Lady of Paris

The church allows the faithful to associate more closely with the sacrifice of the mass by a particular intention entrusted to the celebrant.

Veneration of the Holy Crown of Thorns

The relics of the passion presented at Notre-Dame de Paris are made up of a piece of the cross preserved in Rome and brought back by Saint Helena, mother of the Emperor Constantine, a nail of passion and the Holy crown of Thorns.


Light a candle at Notre-Dame