The Silent Sounds of Notre-Dame’s Bells

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Bill Fontana’s latest project, Silent Echoes Notre-Dame, is a contemporary sound installation in Notre-Dame Cathedral’s bell towers. The soundscape records the sounds that Notre-Dame’s bells emit in response to the environment around them.  Fontana is a composer and media artist known internationally for his pioneering experiments in sound. His works create live listening networks that […]

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 […]

Meet Our New Board Member!

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We are pleased to welcome Stéphan Le Cam to the Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris Board of Directors. Stéphan is an entrepreneur and a France-US dual citizen, who lives with his family in Los Angeles, California. He has experience in financial investing, international advising, refinancing strategy, and real estate development.  We sat down with Stéphan […]

Notre-Dame Construction Progress Update

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After the completion of the Safety Phase in 2021, this year marks an important step forward as we rebuild and restore Notre-Dame Cathedral.   Preliminary operations are already underway, like the major campaign to clean the interior of the cathedral. Over the next few months, the Établissement Public, the public agency in charge of managing the […]

5 Additional Ways to Support Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris

5 Additional Ways to Support Friends of Notre Dame de Paris

As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris relies on the generosity of our amazing community to help us fulfill our mission: to rebuild and restore Notre-Dame Cathedral.  Aside from direct cash contributions and monthly giving, there are so many ways you can support Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris and maximize your […]

Special Event: Notre Dame de Paris: Restoring a Gothic Masterpiece Hosted by LAWACTH

SPECIAL EVENT NOTRE DAME DE PARIS RESTORING A GOTHIC MASTERPIECE HOSTED BY LAWACTH

Special Event: Restoring a Gothic Masterpiece Hosted by LAWACTH On June 2, 2021, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall (LAWACTH) held a special event, “Notre Dame de Paris: Restoring a Gothic Masterpiece”.  Michel Picaud, President of Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris, and Professor Stephen Murray, Board Member, Lisa and Bernard Selz Professor Emeritus of Medieval Art at Columbia University […]

How to donate to Notre-Dame: 9 ways you can help right now!

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How to donate to Notre-Dame Cathedral: Thank you for visiting this page! We laid out a simple guide on how to donate to Notre-Dame Cathedral. Established in 2017, Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris began to support efforts to restore Notre-Dame Cathedral. Pollution, rain and time weakened the cathedral’s basic structure, and an ambitious $135 million campaign […]

Notre-Dame – The Pieces of a Puzzle

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Since the new year, work on Notre-Dame de Paris is steadily progressing as we continue securing the structure of Notre-Dame Cathedral. We anticipate this work will be finished in summer 2021. Now that the scaffolding has been removed, the cathedral will be placed under a temporary umbrella-like structure above the crossing of the transept, nave, and choir to protect its interior from water damage. Installing this protective structure was finished in February.

Special Embassy of France Event Commemorates Second Anniversary of Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire

Special Embassy of France Event Commemorates Second Anniversary of Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

Since the new year, work on Notre-Dame de Paris is steadily progressing as we continue securing the structure of Notre-Dame Cathedral. We anticipate this work will be finished in summer 2021. Now that the scaffolding has been removed, the cathedral will be placed under a temporary umbrella-like structure above the crossing of the transept, nave, and choir to protect its interior from water damage. Installing this protective structure was finished in February.

Interview with Michel Picaud, President of Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris

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Interview with Michel Picaud On March 9, the Cultural Center of the Lycée Français de New York canceled an international panel of experts out of an abundance of caution to protect attendees and all those involved against COVID-19. Instead, Pascale Richard, director of the Lycée’s Cultural Center, organized filmed interviews with Michel Picaud, President of […]

Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris hosts dinners to “Save Notre-Dame Cathedral”

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Co-hosted with the Consulates of France in New York and Boston, Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris held two dinners to raise awareness and fundraise for restoration efforts to “Save Notre-Dame Cathedral”. On October 2, old and new supporters of Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris gathered at the Consulate of France in New York to support […]