Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame de Paris is the famous cathedral that is located on Ile de la Cité, which is the small island in the middle of the River Seine and the historical centre of Paris where originally most of Paris was situated.  Located near to the Hôtel-Dieu and the Police Headquarters or Préfecture de Police as it is known in French, plus only a few metres from the Palais de Justice and Sainte Chapelle this fabulous monument has got to be one of the places to visit when on holiday in Paris.

The good news is that the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral itself is open every day of the year from 8am through to 6.45pm yet closes at 7.15pm on Saturdays and Sundays and being a state owned church it is free to enter, plus there are priests on hand at the chapel reception for spiritual counselling or for giving the sacrament of pardon.