Notre-Dame de Paris is entirely devoted to religion. Some sites, indicated on the map below, serve more specific purposes to encourage pilgrims and visitors to reflect and pray.
1. Christ on the Cross (19th century) : you can reflect, pray, or light a candle.
2. and 3. Reception Chapels Saint-François-Xavier and Sainte-Geneviève : you can meet with priests every day of the week to discuss matters or receive sacrament of reconciliation. Click here for more information.
4. Prayer books, at the foot of Notre-Dame de Paris, where anyone can write down prayer requests. They are prayed every evening at the end of the last mass.
5. Virgin with Child, or Notre-Dame de Paris (14th century), located at the entrance to the choir : you can go there to reflect, pray, or light a candle.
6. Main altar (20th century) where daily services, the Vespers service, the noon mass, the last mass of the day, and all Sunday services are celebrated.
7. Cathedral choir where mass is celebrated at 8 am and 9 am, Monday to Saturday.
8. Apsidal chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows : this chapel holds the Holy Sacrament. In particular, you can go there to reflect, pray, or light a candle.
9. Statue of Saint Denis (18th century), martyr, first bishop of Paris in the 3rd century : you can go there to reflect, pray, or light a candle.
10. Virgin with Child, dedicated to Our Lady of the Students (18th century) : you can go there to reflect, pray, or light a candle.
11. Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe (20th century) dedicated in 1963 on the request of the Mexicans of Paris : you can reflect, pray, light a candle