Did you know? As Notre-Dame proudly stands in Paris, under its parvis hides another and more secret treasure: the archaeological crypt. Travel back in time in this mysterious place and discover more about the City of Lights. This is where you can discover vestiges from the Antiquity that have been found only pretty recently when archaeological diggings have been carried out between 1965 and 1972.
In the 1970’s, the crypt under the Ile de la Cité is fitted so that it can unveils its precious discoveries to the general public from 1980. Since then, you can learn about the evolution of the capital throughout 2000 years of history. From the Antiquity, walk across the Middle-Ages, the Haussmann designs and understand why Paris has become the magnificent city is has become.
Trouble is that as Notre-Dame de Paris caught fire back in April 2019, the parvis closed down and the archaeological crypt had to close as well. One year later, as the cathedral is being renovated, and the parvis has reopened, the archaeological crypt is about to return. You can go back under the Île de la Cité from September 9, 2020 for this meeting with the History of Paris.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 9 September 2020
La Crypte archéologique de l'île de la Cité
1 Place du Parvis Notre-Dame
75004 Paris 4