Notre Dame Virtual Tour

This is a screenshot taken from the Virtual Touring App built for Notre-Dame Cathedral to enable virtual touring during covid 19. The Virtual Touring App was developed by Columbia University

Experience Notre Dame virtual tour today! Notre Dame virtual tour allows you to conduct your own visit to the spaces of Notre-Dame Cathedral, studying the sculpture of the portals, entering, and moving through interior spaces.  You may also climb up into the galleries, and move around the exterior upper parts in order to comprehend the […]

Updates: Notre Dame Organ After Fire and Before

Notre-Dame Cathedral grand organ

History of the Notre Dame Organ The history of organs in Notre-Dame de Paris began around 1330. The first organ was located in a loft beneath a high window in the nave. By 1400, it was decided to install a second organ on a high and narrow stone gallery above the western portal. This new […]

Notre Dame Organ After Fire: New Life for Cathedral’s Grand Organ

Notre-Dame Cathedral grand organ

New Life for Notre Dame Organ After Fire Today is a historic day for the cathedral’s Grand Organ: it is the first day of its journey to restoration. During the fire in April 2019, miraculously, the Grand Organ was largely unharmed by the blaze itself and received very little water damage. However, the real threat […]

Notre-Dame de Paris: Restoration Work on the Grand Organ Begins Today!

This is a picture of Notre-Dame de Paris - Notre-Dame Cathedral's grand organ

New Life for Notre-Dame Cathedral’s Grand Organ Today is a historic day for the cathedral’s Grand Organ: it is the first day of its journey to restoration. During the fire in April 2019, miraculously, the Grand Organ was largely unharmed by the blaze itself and received very little water damage. However, the real threat to […]

Spire of Notre-Dame de Paris to be Rebuilt According to 19th Century Design

This is a picture of Notre-Dame de Paris - Notre-Dame Cathedral before the fire

“Notre-Dame spire must be rebuilt as it was in the 19th Century” On Thursday, July 9, 2020, the chief architects of Historical Monuments, Philippe Villeneuve, Rémi Fromont and Pascal Prunet presented restoration plans for Notre-Dame Cathedral to the National Commission for Heritage and Architecture (CNPA), the advisory council that handles important restoration projects in France. […]

June 2020 Updates: Notre-Dame Reconstruction Resumes

Workers fixing Notre-Dame Cathedral

Notre-Dame Reconstruction Resumes Notre-Dame reconstruction work ceased in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, with the decline of the virus and the gradual reopening of Paris, France and Europe in general, work is slowly starting up again on Notre-Dame Cathedral. After a three-month hiatus, Notre-Dame reconstruction work resumed June 8. This renewed phase of […]

Notre-Dame de Paris, a Place of Healing

This picture shows Saint Genevieve depicted in one of Notre-Dame de Paris' windows

Notre-Dame Cathedral is no stranger to disease, plagues and the myriad other challenges humanity has faced during her more than 850-year-existence. Over the centuries, Notre-Dame Cathedral has provided people with solace and relief, and even at times she provided a place in which to be cured. During the Middle Ages, the cathedral served as a […]

Notre-Dame de Paris Panoramic Visit

This is a screenshot taken from the Virtual Touring App built for Notre-Dame Cathedral to enable virtual touring during covid 19. The Virtual Touring App was developed by Columbia University

The Panorama tour allows you to conduct your own visit to the spaces of Notre-Dame Cathedral, studying the sculpture of the portals, entering, and moving through interior spaces.  You may also climb up into the galleries, and move around the exterior upper parts in order to comprehend the role of the extraordinary flying buttresses. The […]

Notre-Dame Cathedral Statues Removed for Restoration

Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris is the official 501(c)(3) charity leading the international fundraising efforts to rebuild and restore Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Notre-Dame Cathedral Statues were safely and successfully removed from the cathedral’s spire! April 11, 2019 marked a big occasion: the huge Notre-Dame Cathedral statues that adorn the spire were removed. The statues consist of a copper sheathing attached to an internal iron structure. These materials and techniques were chosen for their greater lightness and ease […]

Notre Dame Cathedral Restoration Gets Underway

This picture shows Notre-Dame's spire before the fire. In 2019 the spire burnt and collapsed during the fire.

Laying the Foundation for the Renovation Works Notre Dame Cathedral restoration gets underway. Crews of expert workers are currently putting in place 500 tons of scaffolding, including 50,000 tubes that will completely encircle the spire. To support the weight of the scaffolding as it envelops the spire, the tubes at the base will actually run […]

Save Notre Dame de Paris

Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris is the official 501(c)(3) charity leading the international fundraising efforts to rebuild and restore Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Notre-Dame de Paris needs our help. Help us save Notre Dame de Paris Notre-Dame Cathedral has stood for over 800 years, and while the recently restored western façade is magnificent, the rest of the building is in dire need of repair. The cathedral has been slowly deteriorating for generations, facing challenges like pollution, rain and […]