Point Zéro des Routes de France
Beneath the square in front of Notre Dame is the Archaeological Crypt. The 117m-long and 28m-wide area displays in situ the remains of...
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
Paris' most visited unticketed site, with upwards of 14 million visitors per year, is a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture. The...
Square René Viviani
Opened in 1928 on the site of the former graveyard of adjoining church Église St-Julien-le-Pauvre, this picturesque little park is home...
Snag a sunlit table to catch up on emails or write postcards home at this busy, timeless cafe facing Notre Dame. Coffee, tea and...
Shakespeare & Company Café
Instant history was made when this light-filled, literary-inspired cafe opened in 2015 adjacent to magical bookshop Shakespeare &...
6 place de Parvis Notre Dame, 4e · interesting places nearby
Point Zéro des Routes de France information
Distances from Paris to every part of metropolitan France are measured from place du Parvis Notre Dame, the vast square in front of the cathedral graced by a statue of Charlemagne (AD 742–814), emperor of the Franks, on horseback. When the sun floods onto the cathedral's exquisitely sculptured front façade, the square is packed, making it a challenge to locate the bronze star embedded in the cobblestones that marks the exact location of Point Zéro des Routes de France.