NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS - The Augmented Exhibition



Date: 25 April - 14 July 2024


Notre-Dame de Paris. The Augmented Exhibition reveals the story of the French gothic masterpiece from its earliest origins in the 12th century and its illustrious 850- year history to its painstaking restoration following the devastating fire of 2019.

Visitors are invited to navigate the exhibition equipped with a HistoPad tablet and scan the 21 “Gates of Time” to embark on an interactive journey in time and history, including the lavish wedding of King Henri IV, the glittering coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the 19th century construction of Notre-Dame’s iconic spire of Viollet-le-Duc, which was tragically destroyed by the fire.

The skill, artistry and vision over the ages of its architects, craftsmen and builders, and the 21st century experts who are bringing it back to its former glory will be brought to life in the show.

The reconstitutions featured on the HistoPad have been produced in collaboration with a scientific committee of experts, to guarantee the historical rigor of the research carried out. The intuitive device’s technology is accessible to visitors of all ages and levels of technological savvy. Its narrative is presented in 13 languages and is supplemented by a virtual treasure hunt for children and an onboard selfie studio.

Already seen by 380,000 exhibition-goers worldwide, including Paris, Washington, Montreal and Dubai, the exhibition will be presented for the first time in Spain in coproduction with CentroCentro.

Notre-Dame de Paris. The Augmented Exhibition is produced by Histovery, in collaboration with the Public Establishment Rebuilding Notre-Dame de Paris and thanks to the sponsorship of L’Oréal Groupe.

The partners

Histovery is at the cutting edge of innovation, using augmented reality to enhance heritage. HistoPad, our evolving "Augmented Visit" service on tablet, revolutionizes the visitor experience in situ through immersive 360° reconstructions and interactive content manipulation, always carried out with rigorous respect for scientific knowledge. HistoPad is now available in twenty of our heritage sites, serving nearly three million visitors a year.

The Public Establishment Rebuilding Notre-Dame de Paris is responsible for the preservation and restoration of the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. Established on 1 December 2019 and placed under the direct supervision of the French Ministry of Culture, the Public Establishment is responsible for conducting, coordinating and implementing studies and operations instrumental in the conservation and restoration of the cathedral. The Public Establishment also promote the jobs of the worksite and highlights the re-construction project, as well as those trades and professional know-hows that have contributed to restoration work, notably through the implementation of cultural programs both in France and abroad. Follow the evolution of the worksite on

For over 110 years, L’Oréal Groupe, the world’s leading beauty player, has devoted itself to one thing only: fulfilling the beauty aspirations of consumers around the world. Its purpose, to create the beauty that moves the world, defines their approach to beauty as inclusive, ethical, generous and committed to social and environmental sustainability. With a broad portfolio of 37 international brands and ambitious sustainability commitments in the L’Oréal for the Future program, L'Oréal offers each and every person around the world the best in terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sincerity and responsibility, while celebrating beauty in its infinite plurality.

With 87 400 committed employees, a balanced geographical footprint and sales across all distribution networks (e-commerce, mass market, department stores, pharmacies, hair salons, branded and travel retail), in 2022 the Group generated sales amounting to 38.26 billion euros. With 20 research centers across 11 countries around the world and a dedicated Research and Innovation team of over 4 000 scientists and 5 500 tech and digital professionals, L’Oréal is focused on inventing the future of beauty and becoming a Beauty Tech powerhouse.

L'Oréal Groupe is a major donor to the restoration of the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral, as well as the sponsor of this exhibition. For the group, this exhibition is an opportunity to tell the story of this World Heritage treasure through an innovative and engaging interpretative experience. In addition, the company, through its partnership and support, seeks to make this exhibition accessible to as many people as possible in order to share this repository of knowledge and common history that constitutes this unique monument of French heritage.


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