Archaeologists unearth Sarcophagus beneath Notre Dame Cathedral

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In March 2022, archaeological excavations at the crossing of Notre-Dame Cathedral’s transept and nave uncovered a centuries-old lead sarcophagus. The excavations, conducted by France’s National Institute for Archaeological Research, have been in progress since February 2, 2022, and will extend for a few more weeks. The Établissement Public, the French public agency in charge of […]

May – The Month of Notre-Dame

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Throughout the centuries, the month of May has been celebrated as the month of Mary, or Our Lady, in many religions. In Paris, this adoration was shown every year by giving gifts and trinkets to Notre-Dame de Paris. Beginning in 1449, the Brotherhood of Goldsmiths in Paris made gifts to Notre-Dame Cathedral on May 1st […]

Choir sings in Notre-Dame for first time since 2019 fire

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In December 2020, a choir – wearing hard hats – performed inside Notre-Dame Cathedral to celebrate the Christmas holiday. It was the first time a choir has performed in the cathedral since Notre-Dame was damaged in fire in April 2019.

Virtual Tour of Notre Dame

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 a virtual tour of Notre Dame Cathedral! The virtual tour of Notre Dame 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 […]

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 […]

Notre-Dame de Paris, a Place of Healing

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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 […]