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Find your way to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris | Transportation routes & tips

Nestled along the Seine River in Paris, Notre Dame Cathedral, an architectural marvel dating back to the 12th century, stands as a testament to Gothic brilliance. Its iconic spire and intricate gargoyles beckon visitors into a world where history and art converge in breathtaking harmony.

Where is the Notre Dame Located?

Address: Notre Dame Cathedral, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France.

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The Notre Dame rests on the Île de la Cité, an island in the Seine River. It's surrounded by quaint cobblestone streets, and charming cafes, and offers picturesque views of the river. The Notre Dame is a stone's throw away from other famous landmarks like the Sainte-Chapelle and is easily accessible by public transportation.

Closest landmark: Sainte Chapelle (<450 meters away)

Getting to Notre Dame by Public Transport

By Bus
By Metro
By RER
By Taxi

Best For: Budget travelers, culture lovers

Travel Time: 30 minutes

Closest Stop/Station: Charles de Gaulle - Étoile

Frequency: Every 20 minutes

The bus is a convenient and affordable way to get to Notre Dame from the Arc de Triomphe. The #73 bus runs directly between the two landmarks, and the journey takes about 30 minutes.

Best For: Saving time, avoiding traffic

Travel Time: 15 minutes

Closest Station: Charles de Gaulle - Étoile

Frequency: Every 5-10 minutes

The metro is the fastest and most convenient way to get to Notre Dame from the Arc de Triomphe. Take line 1 from Charles de Gaulle - Étoile to Châtelet les Halles, and then transfer to line 4 to Saint-Michel Notre-Dame. The total journey takes about 15 minutes.

Best For: Saving time, avoiding traffic

Travel Time: 10 minutes

Closest Station: Charles de Gaulle - Étoile

Frequency: Every 10 minutes

Description: The RER A train is another fast and convenient way to get to Notre Dame from the Arc de Triomphe. Take the RER A train from Charles de Gaulle - Étoile to Châtelet - Les Halles, and then transfer to line 4 to Saint-Michel Notre-Dame. The total journey takes about 10 minutes.

Best For: Convenience, avoiding crowds

Travel Time: 10 minutes

Frequency: On-demand

Taxis are the most convenient way to get to Notre Dame from the Arc de Triomphe, but they are also the most expensive. The journey takes about 10 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Getting to Notre Dame by Car

Driving Route
Parking Facilities

Travel time: 10 minutes

From the Arc de Triomphe:

  • Head east on Av. des Champs-Élysées towards Pl. de la Concorde.
  • Turn left onto Pl. de la Concorde.
  • Continue onto Quai des Tuileries.
  • Turn right onto Quai François Mitterrand.
  • Continue onto Pont Notre-Dame.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral will be on your left.

There is no parking available at Notre Dame Cathedral itself. However, there are a few nearby parking facilities:

  • Parking Indigo Paris Place Saint Michel: This parking garage is located just a short walk from Notre Dame Cathedral. It is open 24/7 and has a capacity of 500 vehicles. The cost is €3 per hour or €25 for the day.
  • Parking Saemes Maubert-Lagrange: This parking garage is located in the Latin Quarter, about a 15-minute walk from Notre Dame Cathedral. It is open 24/7 and has a capacity of 400 vehicles. The cost is €3 per hour or €20 for the day.

    Disabled Parking
  • There are designated disabled parking spaces in all of the parking garages listed above.

Other Ways to Get to Notre Dame

Walking
Cycling

Travel time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Distance: 5.1 kilometers

Ideal for: Sightseeing, soaking in the sights of the city, getting some exercise

Walking to Notre Dame from the Arc de Triomphe is a great way to see some of the most iconic landmarks in Paris, including the Champs-Élysées, the Louvre Museum, and the Tuileries Gardens. The walk will take you through some of the most vibrant and historic neighbourhoods in the city, and you'll have the chance to stop and explore along the way.

  • Start at the Arc de Triomphe and walk down the Champs-Élysées.
  • Turn left onto Place de la Concorde and then right onto Quai des Tuileries.
  • Continue onto Quai François Mitterrand.
  • Turn right onto Pont Notre-Dame.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral will be on your left.

Travel time: 30 minutes

Distance: 5 kilometers

Ideal for: Getting around quickly, avoiding traffic, getting some exercise, exploring the city at your own pace

Cycling to Notre Dame from the Arc de Triomphe is a great way to get around quickly and avoid traffic. There are many bike paths in Paris, so you can easily cycle to Notre Dame from the Arc de Triomphe. Here are a few tips:

  • If you're not familiar with cycling in Paris, it's a good idea to plan your route ahead of time.
  • Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and a helmet.
  • Follow the traffic rules and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be prepared for some traffic, especially during peak hours.
  • If you're renting a bike, be sure to check the brakes and tires before you start riding.



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Frequently Asked Questions About Getting to Notre Dame

Where is Notre Dame located?

Notre Dame is located on the Île de la Cité, an island in the Seine River in Paris, France. The complete address is Notre Dame Cathedral, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France.

Which city is Notre Dame in?

Notre Dame is in the city of Paris, France.

How do I get to Notre Dame?

You can get to Notre Dame by metro, bus, taxi, RER (train), walking, or cycling.

Which is the best way to get to Notre Dame?

The best way to get to Notre Dame depends on your need of the hour. The metro is the fastest and most convenient option. Taxis offer convenience while walking or cycling is ideal for sightseeing.

Which is the fastest way to get to Notre Dame?

The fastest way to get to Notre Dame is by taking the RER A train from the Arc de Triomphe, which takes about 10 minutes.

Which is the cheapest way to get to Notre Dame?

The cheapest way to get to Notre Dame from the Arc de Triomphe is by taking the bus (Line #73), which takes about 30 minutes.

Which is the closest bus stop to Notre Dame?

The closest bus stop to Notre Dame is Charles de Gaulle - Étoile, located near the Arc de Triomphe.

Which is the closest train station to Notre Dame?

The closest train station to Notre Dame is Charles de Gaulle - Étoile, which is also near the Arc de Triomphe.

Which is the closest metro station to Notre Dame?

The closest metro station to Notre Dame is Saint-Michel Notre-Dame, which you can reach by taking Line 4 from Châtelet les Halles after transferring from Line 1 at Charles de Gaulle - Étoile.

Can I park at Notre Dame?

There is no parking available at Notre Dame Cathedral itself, but there are nearby parking facilities, such as Parking Indigo Paris Place Saint Michel and Parking Saemes Maubert-Lagrange, where you can park your vehicle.