Notre-Dame de Paris Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris

The medieval Catholic cathedral is widely viewed as one of the world's finest examples of French Gothic architecture.

Rebuilding and Restoring a French Treasure and International Monument

Notre-Dame de Paris

Located on the small island of Île de la Cité in the middle of the Seine River in Paris, Notre-Dame de Paris — referred to as Notre-Dame — holds countless displays of artwork, furniture, and treasured items. It is one of the most widely recognized symbols of France.

In 2019, a fire broke out under the eaves of Notre-Dame's roof. Firefighters ultimately extinguished the flames and saved the main structure, including the bell towers and rose window, and they salvaged countless Catholic relics and priceless works of art. However, the blaze engulfed the spire and most of the roof, significantly damaging the cathedral. After the fire, Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris — founded two years earlier to support the restoration and preservation of Notre-Dame — escalated its mission and priorities to rebuild this jewel of French Gothic architecture and to restore the treasured artifacts and cathedral to its original splendor. Thanks in part to this critical support, Notre-Dame will reopen in late 2024, allowing visitors once again to marvel at its Gothic beauty and rich history.

GRoW Support


General Operating Support, Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris