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Notre-Dame de Paris. From builders to restorers.

On 15 April 2019, a violent fire struck the cathedral. In the wake of this disaster, a major restoration project was launched, financed thanks to the generosity of 340,000 donors from 150 countries who had been mobilised since the night of the fire. The worksite is under the responsibility of a dedicated public institution, which will be set up on 1 December 2019. The restoration project, presented in July 2020 to the Commission nationale du patrimoine et de l’architecture (National Commission for Heritage and Architecture) and unanimously approved, has chosen to remain faithful to the damaged monument and to the authenticity of the materials used. In 2024, it will return Notre-Dame Cathedral to the faithful and visitors from all over the world.
An exceptional human adventure is taking place in the heart of Paris and in numerous workshops throughout France: journeymen, craftsmen, architects, engineers and researchers are all mobilised to bring the building back to life. These men and women are part of the long line of builders who have shaped the history of this world heritage site.

The result of a co-production between the public body responsible for the conservation and restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, the project owner, and the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, this exhibition offers a privileged link with the building, which is currently inaccessible to the public. It provides an opportunity to discover the expertise of the craftsmen and artisans who are working to make the cathedral open to worship and visitors in 2024. Lastly, it provides an opportunity to highlight the ongoing and evolving techniques used on heritage sites.

Date: until 01 June 2024
Venue: Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine.
Address: 1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre 75116 Paris.
Price: €9.00
Access : Line 6 station : Trocadéro