As work on Notre-Dame Cathedral, in the heart of the Ile de la Cité, draws to a close, the world's largest museum, Le Louvre, presents its treasures to the public. Before these exceptional pieces return to the crypt of Notre-Dame, come and admire them during your stay at Hôtel Le Burgundy.
A thousand years of history
From October 18 2023 to January 29 2024, the Louvre will be exhibiting the pieces that make up the Notre-Dame treasure. Comprising liturgical objects, relics and offerings, this treasure brings together items representing almost a thousand years of devotion. Although the treasure was dispersed during the French Revolution, it has been patiently reconstituted over time and enriched with new relics, for example from the Sainte-Chapelle. Thus, Le Trésor de Notre-Dame. From the origins to Viollet-Le-Duc features some 120 pieces, veritable masterpieces of goldsmith's art.
Follow the journey of these objects
The items in Notre-Dame's treasure trove are moving in more ways than one. The religious aspect is of course very much in evidence, with relics such as the Crown of Thorns and the Wood of the Holy Cross. The exhibition also offers a magnificent summary of the evolution of silversmithing techniques and styles. Finally, the many documents gathered - illuminated manuscripts, inventories, historical accounts - bear witness to the complex destiny of the pieces in this treasure trove, and prove absolutely fascinating. From the early Middle Ages to the cathedral's renaissance under Viollet-Le-Duc, the history of Notre-Dame is reflected in the aesthetic, meticulous scenography. It's a great opportunity to admire these exceptional documents and objects all in one place.
A quarter of an hour's walk from the Hôtel Le Burgundy, discover the Louvre's latest exhibition this autumn and winter. Le Trésor de Notre-Dame. Des origines à Viollet-Le-Duc promises to be one of the cultural events of the year. Don't forget to book your tickets in advance!
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