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Notre Dame Cathedral at the Cité de l'Architecture

Notre Dame Cathedral at the Cité de l'Architecture

The magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral, a symbol of Paris just like the Eiffel Tower, is currently being honored by the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine through an exhibition entitled "Notre-Dame de Paris: From Builders to Restorers." This exhibition offers visitors a unique opportunity to delve into the history of this fascinating monument and discover the behind-the-scenes of its restoration.

On April 15, 2019, a devastating fire ravaged the cathedral, sparking a global mobilization for its reconstruction. Thanks to the generosity of numerous donors, an extensive restoration project was launched with the aim of returning the cathedral to its faithful and visitors from around the world by 2024, while respecting the authenticity of the materials and remaining faithful to the wounded monument.

This extraordinary human adventure is currently unfolding throughout France, with the participation of craftsmen, artisans, architects, engineers, and researchers. These experts continue the long tradition of the builders who have contributed to shaping this world heritage site.

The "Notre-Dame de Paris: From Builders to Restorers" exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the public institution responsible for the conservation and restoration of the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine. It offers visitors a privileged connection to the building, which is currently inaccessible to the public. By highlighting the expertise of the craftsmen and artisans, the exhibition allows visitors to discover the techniques used in heritage construction and showcases the evolutions over time.

By visiting this exhibition, you will be immersed in the history of Notre-Dame de Paris, from its construction to the ongoing restoration work. You will appreciate the beauty of this iconic structure while understanding the challenges faced by the restorers. The exhibition will showcase the remarkable work carried out by these heritage professionals and provide a better understanding of the preservation and restoration challenges associated with such a monumental structure.

Through models, photographs, videos, and testimonials, you will explore the different stages of Notre-Dame's construction, as well as the techniques and materials used. Interactive demonstrations will allow you to appreciate the meticulous work carried out to restore this iconic monument.

The “Notre-Dame de Paris: From Builders to Restorers” exhibition at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine promises an enriching and moving experience. Don't miss this unique opportunity to dive into the history of Notre-Dame de Paris and appreciate the remarkable work of the builders and restorers who contribute to preserving our precious cultural heritage. The Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine invites you to explore this captivating exhibition, celebrating the beauty and universal value of Notre-Dame de Paris.

Until 06/02/24. Open every day, except Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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