Notre-Dame: the current situation

All the information following the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Carrousel Facade face Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.

From May 31, 2020, the cathedral’s parvis is accessible to the public, a first step towards the full reopening of Notre-Dame. The archaeological crypt is once again open to visitors.

However, the cathedral’s towers and treasures 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!

The next steps

The reopening of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is announced for 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.

More info on Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral

Celebration of masses

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.

More info on church of Saint-Germain L’Auxerrois

If you wish to contribute to the restoration of Notre-Dame

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