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, the cathedral’s parvis is accessible to the public, a first step towards the full reopening of Notre-Dame.

However, the cathedral’s 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!

 More info on Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral

Dismantling of the scaffolding at Notre-Dame de Paris

More than a year after the fire, the 40-metre-high scaffolding onsite at the cathedral is being dismantled

The 40,000 pieces of scaffolding, initially installed to restore the cathedral's spire, will be dismantled piece by piece and removed by an 80-metre crane over a period of three months. This is the final step to secure the site before the restoration phase begins.

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

A fund has been set up by the Fondation du Patrimoine to collect donations for the restoration of Notre-Dame as well as a fund in support of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux.