On the evening of 15 April 2019, a large fire partially destroyed the upper part of Notre-Dame Cathedral. The fire caused serious damage, but thanks to the 400 firefighters at the scene, the monument was able to be partly saved.
On Thursday 8 September 2022, the Pont au Double will once again be accessible to the public. This footbridge, reserved for pedestrians and cyclists, makes it possible to move easily from the Notre-Dame square to the Left Bank and vice versa.
Following this tragedy, emotional messages of support have poured in from all over the world. The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau and the city’s businesses will continue to welcome you and do their best to help you live your dream in Paris!
The reopening of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is announced for the 8th December 2024. A Te Deum is planned for 15 April 2024, exactly 5 years after the fire. The supervision of the restoration is entrusted to the architect Philippe Villeneuve. The general principle is to rebuild the cathedral identically, including the spire.
The redevelopment of the forecourt and the surroundings of Notre-Dame de Paris - whose final delivery is scheduled for 2027 - is being carried out by the team of the Belgian architect and landscape architect Bas Smets. The project leaves a lot of room for green spaces and the enhancement of the façade of the famous monument.
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Masses are currently celebrated at the church of Saint-Germain L’Auxerrois in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, where services will take place during the next few years during the restoration work at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris.
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French or foreigners, it is possible to make a donation to support the cathedral and participate in its restoration.
Donate to the cathedral on this page
The Notre-Dame de Paris construction village welcomes visitors to the forecourt for the European Heritage Days. The public is invited to discover the restoration operations of the emblematic monument up close. Meetings, lectures, demonstrations and participatory workshops with all the trades - project management and project supervisors, journeymen, craftsmen and archaeologists - who are working on the reconstruction of Notre-Dame are on the programme. Free admission and no reservation required.