The Notre Dame de Paris parvis and rue du Parvis de Notre-Dame de Paris reopen

Published by Caroline J. · Photos by My B. · Published on 9 June 2020 at 10h25
After closing for over 13 months and following the countless cleaning processes, the Parvis and the rue du Parvis de Notre-Dame de Paris are finally reopening. Following the positive statement from the Regional Health Agency (ARS) in Île-de-France, the Police Prefect has ordered a decree allowing the reopening.

Remember, in the night from April 15 to 16, 2020, Notre-Dame de Paris was burning. Before the Parisians’ and tourists’ horrified and teary eyes, the framework of the iconic cathedral caught fire, leading the spire to fall to the ground in a thick and dark cloud of smoke. Very quickly, the parvis of the Notre-Dame cathedral was closed because of the big lead pollution.

Police prefecture and the Île-de-France prefecture (PRIF) set up cleaning operations to reduce the lead buildups noticed in the center of Paris and around the cathedral.

In a press release published on May 31, 2020, the City of Paris let people know that the Police Prefect ordered a decree allowing the reopening of the Parvis and the rue du Parvis de Notre-Dame de Paris. “As of today, the ARS considers the health conditions to reopen the Parvis of Notre-Dame de Paris and the rue du Parvis are met” the release reads.

Yet, “in compliance with the ARS recommendations”, the City of Paris will make sure the place is regularly cleaned up. Samples will be made to check the lead buildups.

For the record, French President Emmanuel Macron announced he canted to rebuild the cathedral in 5 year-time. After a forced break because of the coronavirus epidemic, renovations resumed this past April 27.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 31 May 2020



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