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.
However, the cathedral’s parvis, towers, treasures and crypt will be closed to the public until further notice.
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!
Those visiting Paris for its Easter celebrations can attend services at a number of other religious sites in the city, including the Sacré-Cœur and the Saint-Denis Basilica and the Sainte-Eustache and Sainte-Trinité churches.
Welcome centre at the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau’s concierge service will remain available to help visitors plan their activities for an unforgettable stay. Our teams can be contacted on +33 (0)1 49 52 42 63, 9am-6pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am-5.30pm on Saturdays, as well as at our welcome centre at 29 Rue de Rivoli, every day 10am-6.45pm.
Restricted area (for safety reasons)
Half of the Île de la Cité is a restricted area until 22 April 2019. Access points to the Quai de la Corse, Pont Notre-Dame, Pont d'Arcole, Quai aux Fleurs, Quai de l'Archevêché, Pont de l'Archevêché, Petit Pont-Cardinal Lustinger, Quai du Marché Neuf are blocked.
Seine cruises with Bateaux Parisiens
The cruise route has been modified. Boats will now sail on the arm of the Seine on the other side of Notre-Dame.
Regular cruises, lunch cruises and dinner cruises will continue to run.
The Notre-Dame and Hôtel de Ville stops are closed to the public.
All tours except Notre-Dame will continue to run.
Metro station Cité (line 4) and the RER station Saint-Michel Notre Dame (lines B and C) are closed to the public.
For more information, visit the RATP website: https://www.ratp.fr/infos-trafic
The Easter celebrations initially due to take place at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris will now be held at the churches of Saint-Eustache and Saint-Sulpice.