The Towers and the crypt

Tours Commercial Tour

The circuit of the tours of Notre-Dame makes it possible to visit all the high parts of the western facade dating from the 13th century, to contemplate the gargoyles and the chimeric sculptures built by the nineteenth century and the bumblebee Of the seventeenth century.


387 steps without lift to reach the top of the South tower, it is recommended to be in good shape!


The entrance to tour of the towers is located outside the cathedral, on the left side of the façade, rue du cloister Notre-Dame.

The tour circuit is run by the national Monuments Centre.

– Information and tariffs: 01 53 10 07 01 or The website of the national Monuments Centre.

Open every day:
– from April 1st to September 30th, 10am to 6.30 pm
(Nocturne in July and August: Friday and Saturday, 10am-11pm)
– 1 October to 31 March, 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Last Access 45 MN before closing
Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
Schedule subject


The archaeological crypt of the square

The archaeological crypt under the forecourt of Notre-Dame de Paris was set up to protect the vestiges discovered during the excavations carried out from 1965, by the Commission of Old Paris (Department of History of Architecture and archaeology). This space opened its doors in 1980 with the aim of presenting the elements of the buildings that took place on the site of antiquity in the nineteenth century.

The archaeological crypt is located under the courtyard and is accessed by stairs located opposite the cathedral, near the Police prefecture.

The crypt is currently managed by the Carnival Museum and

Website of the Archaeological crypt

1, Piazza Notre-Dame Square
75004 Paris
Tel.: 01 55 42 50 10
Fax. : 01 43 29 30 55

– Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Closing the crates at 5:30.
Closed on Mondays and public holidays

Adult and child activities, visits, lectures, workshops:
Information and Reservation at 01 44 59 58 32 (telephone) or 01 44 59 58 07 (fax)

Light a candle at Notre-Dame