Visit the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, Gothic architectural marvel in France and one of the world’s largest Neo-Gothic cathedrals.
From the forecourt of the cathedral, admire the imposing façade pierced by three richly sculpted portals, the gallery of Kings and the big rose. Its gargoyles, pinnacles, minarets, towers, bells, flying buttresses were inspiration for Victor Hugo’s famous novel, Notre-Dame de Paris.
At the entry of the cathedral’s chancel, one can see Saint-Denis and the Virgin Mary. The Sacristy is home to not only world-class treasures and relics composed of goldsmith-designed objects, but also The Crown of Thorns, one of the Holy Nails, and a fragment of the True Cross.
Take a tour of the park, an ideal place for idle strolls. You can gaze longingly and marvel the remarkable flying buttresses. Below the forecourt, there is an Archaeological Crypt that contains and protects historical ruins spanning from the earliest settlement in Paris, Roman occupation, to modern day.
To Do: Walk up one of the towers to admire the view of Paris, listen to a live piano organ concert on Sundays at 17h45.
Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral
6 Place du Parvis Notre-Dame
Telephone: 01 42 34 56 10