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Opening hours

The cathedral is open every day of the year from 8:00 am to 6:45 pm (7:15 pm on Saturdays and Sundays).

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

Reception - Information

The cathedral reception (in front of the entrance) is open :
- Monday to Friday : from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
- Saturdays and Sundays : from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

Service times

Synday services :

Saturday :

  • 5:45 pm : first Sunday vespers services
  • 6:30 pm : Sunday mass at the main altar

Sundays (all services held at the main altar) :

 

Weekdays, Monday to Saturday noon :

  • 8:00 am : mass in the choir
  • 9:00 am : mass in the choir (except in July, August and first half of September)
  • 12:00 pm : mass at the main altar
  • 5:45 pm : vespers service broadcast live on KTO-Catholic Television
  • 6:15 pm : mass at the main altar

 

Eucharistic Adoration: Every Thursday after mass from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm (except in July, August and first half of September)

 

Veneration of the Crown of Thorns and the Relics of the Passion : Every first Friday of the month and every Friday during Lent 3 p.m. On Good Friday, this veneration is held all day long.

 

For exceptional services, please click here.

 

Meet with a priest

Every day, priests are on hand at the chapel reception for spiritual counselling and/or giving the sacrament of pardon.

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

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

*During the summer (July and August), the reception is usually closed between 12:30 am and 3:00 pm

 

Treasury

The cathedral Treasury is open every day, see hours below :

  • Monday to Friday: from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sundays: from 9:30 pm to 6:00 pm

These hours may vary according to exceptional celebrations.

 

 

Religious article sales counter

There is a religious article sales counter located on the side of the nave, open every day from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm. Click here to view details about these articles.

 

 

 

 

Audioguides

Audioguides are available at reception, at the entrance of Cathedral. This 35-minute guide describes the spiritual message of this great Christian site, through its History, its architecture, its sculptures, its windows, and more. French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese. Availability:

  • Monday to Saturday: from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sundays: from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

Hours of visits organised by the cathedral

Every day of the year, the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris and the C.A.S.A. (Communauté d’Accueil dans les Sites Artistiques) Association organise visits in various languages. These tours present the spiritual message of this great Christian site, through its History, its architecture, its sculptures, its windows, and more.

Click here to get all visit hours.

French: Monday to Friday at 2 and 3 pm (except the first Friday of the month and every Friday during Lent); Saturday & Sunday at 2:30 pm
du lundi au vendredi à 14h00 & 15h00 (sauf le 1er vendredi du mois et tous les vendredis de carême) ; samedi & dimanche à 14h30

 

German: Wednesday 2 pm; Saturday 2:30 pm
Kostenlos geführte Besichtigungen : Freitag 14.00 ; Samstag 14.00

 

English: Wednesday 2 pm; Thursday 2 pm; Saturday 2:30 pm

 

 

Spanish: Saturday 2:30 pm
Visita guiada gratís : Sábado 14.30

 

Italian: Thursday 2 pm
Visite guidate gratuite in lingua italiana, offerte dalla cattedrale : Il giovedi’ alle 14h.

 

Japanese: Friday 2 pm
日本語 金曜日 午後2時 : (木曜日になる場合があります)
案内は無料です。

 

Russian: Wednesday 2 pm; Saturday 2:30 pm
Бесплатное посещение Собора : По средам в 14ч, По субботам в 14ч 30

 

Chinese: First and third Wednesday of the month 2:30 pm

 

 

These visits are free of charge.

In summer, tours are given by young “CASA International” volunteers. Call the cathedral office to check times (+33 1 42 34 56 10).

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