Notre-Dame de Paris: date and schedule for the cathedral's reopening in 2024

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on February 3rd, 2024 at 11:05 a.m.
After the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, a date of 2024 was announced for the completion of work and the reopening of the monument to the public. Find out more about the announced date and ask for the program!

Although Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris will not be accessible in time for the Olympic Games in the capital, it is scheduled to reopen in 2024, by the end of the year. The former Minister of Culture, Rima Abdul Malak, was confident last July when she last visited the site. After the fire that ravaged the historic monument in April 2019, Emmanuel Macron had announced a reopening date of 2024. Although some of the work has fallen behind schedule, and the target date looks set to be December 7, 2024.

The French Minister of Culture spoke of an "ambitious objective" despite an "extremely complex construction site" . In reality, Parisians and tourists should once again be able to set foot in the cathedral, and worship will be able to resume, but the work will not yet be complete. At present, work is well underway, with the spire and cockerel back at the top of the historic monument, and the roof structure inaugurated. The third phase will take place outside the cathedral, with thedevelopment of the forecourt.

Recently, the Archbishop of Paris, Monsignor Laurent Ulrich, announced the beginning of a programfor this reopening, including the return of the statue of Notre-Dame at the end of November, accompanied by a"grand popular procession through the streets". On December 7, an inauguration will take place, with an"organ wake, a liturgical celebration with a blessing, a Magnificat or a Te Deum, followed by vespers". The first mass in years will take place on December 8, the day of the Immaculate Conception, with a consecration of the altar.

"This feast of the reopening of Notre-Dame deserves an octave: from December 8 to 15, each day, we will have a solemn celebration with a particular theme", says the Archbishop of Paris, who hopes"that the people of Paris will be present at these celebrations of the reopening".

In the meantime, cultural events are being held around the monument:

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From December 7th, 2024 to December 8th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    Cathédrale Notre-Dame
    75004 Paris 4

    Metro - RER: - Cité (4) - Saint Michel - Notre-Dame (B,C) - Hôtel de Ville (1,11) - Maubert-Mutualité / Cluny - La Sorbonne (10) - Châtelet - Les Halles (7,14,A,D)

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