Find out where some of Notre Dame’s priceless treasures will be available for viewing.
In autumn 2023, around a hundred treasures from Notre-Dame de Paris will be exhibited in the Petite Galerie du Louvre. The exhibition will not include the relics of the crown of thorns, the wood of the cross and the tunic of Saint Louis – from the old treasury of the Sainte-Chapelle, which were transported to Notre-Dame under Napoleon I — and of the Virgin of the Pillar, as these will remain in Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois while the cathedral continues to be rebuilt. Some of the cathedral’s renowned paintings, “Les Grands Mays”, are currently being restored and will also not be exhibited.
However, it will be possible to discover masterpieces of French goldsmithing collected at Notre-Dame de Paris in the 19th century, in particular those made by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc during the Second Empire.
This exhibition aims to go back in time and reconnect with the history of the cathedral’s treasure since the Merovingian period, even before the construction of Notre-Dame, whose reopening is scheduled for April 16, 2024, the anniversary of the ‘fire. Inventories, historical accounts, paintings, illuminated manuscripts, engravings and other documents will also transport the visitor from the Revolution to the 19th century.