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Return of the Notre-Dame Cathedral

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Inside the Cathedral  Most of the scaffolding was removed in the fall of 2023, enabling cleaning and restoration work to begin on the cathedral’s remaining decorative furnishings, mainly in the choir. Several cleaning and restoration operations on the decorations in this part of the cathedral, in particular the sculpted group of the Voeu de Louis […]

Orchestre de Paris Returns to American Stages

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Together Through Music The Philharmonie de Paris has forged strong connections with leading symphony orchestras in the United States, partnering with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the MET Orchestra during the 2022-2023 season. In the upcoming season, five leading American orchestras will be welcomed in Paris. Partnerships established with acclaimed American musicians and conductors continue to […]

Solidarity with Ukraine: Two Years of Support

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Continuing to Care for the Most Vulnerable Assisting the most vulnerable individuals remains a priority. For example, Fondation de France supports the Ukrainian association Your Support, which manages a shelter with 180 beds in Lviv. Since the beginning of the war, more than 3,200 people, including two-thirds children, have found refuge there. The center provides […]

Solidarity With Morocco: A 3 Month Update on the Mobilization of Aid to the Most Vulnerable

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Sheltering Disaster Victims and Supporting Reconstruction The current priority is to adapt shelters for the winter period. “The majority of disaster victims have been sheltered in tents, containers or marquees, but with the onset of winter and snow, these solutions remain temporary. That’s why we’re actively working with architects and engineers to find suitable solutions […]

Turkey-Syria: 10 Months of Action Responding to Needs on the Ground

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Meeting Basic Needs In the town of Jinderes, on the border with Turkey, which has become a major place of refuge for many Syrians, local associations are working with the authorities to provide lighting in refugee camps. Fondation de France is contributing to the installation of solar-powered street lamps in 20 refugee camps housing over […]

18 Months Later: Revisiting and Reprioritizing the Projects of the Ukraine Committee

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Since the start of the war, Fondation de France has supported projects focused on supplying the basic necessities to people close to the front line or displaced persons in unoccupied Ukrainian regions. 18 months later, as the conflict continues, resources are dwindling and the needs of the population are constantly changing. For this reason, last […]

Update on the Restoration of the Notre-Dame Cathedral


Work Inside the Cathedral Workers have been diligently cleaning and restoring the inside of the cathedral. For the past 8 months, they have been cleaning the wall paintings of the choir chapels. At the moment, the full restoration of the north transept is underway. Fortunately, the scaffolding has been able to be removed. The construction […]

Fondation CNRS: Advocating for Independent and Ambitious Research

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CNRS, A World Leader in Scientific and Technological Research CNRS’ long history and strong presence all over the world makes it a leader in scientific and technological research. Research impact indicators, like Webométric and the journal metric “Scorpus,” rank CNRS highly: number one in Europe and number two in the world, after the Chinese Academy […]