The non-profit organization Lux Fiat, which initiated the project, was established to celebrate and promote the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. Ceremonies of the centenary of the First World War led to consider the design of a great popular show to be shared broadly with the general public in order to celebrate the message of Notre-Dame: hope, peace and fraternity. Along with founding members, many sponsors came together in a big rush of solidarity so that this show could be given for free to all.

The non-profit organization Lux Fiat is producing the show Dame de Cœur. It gathers founding members, sponsors, and donors as well as different institutional partners.

The Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, of international renown, is one of the finest masterpieces of gothic architecture. With the support of Archdiocese of Paris, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame and its rector, His Grace Patrick Chauvet, have come together for this exceptional event. The Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris is considered a universally accessible cultural and spiritual heritage attracting around 14 million visitors from around the world each year.

The Courtyard of the Gentiles

The international non-profit organization the « Courtyard of the Gentiles » was created in March 2011 [by the pontifical Council for Culture], as a forum where a respectful and free  confrontation of ideas amongpeople of good will, seeking the truth, can take place. Since its launch in Paris in 2011, more than sixty cultural and cross-religious events were organized across the world. Dedicated to the promotion of a universal message of peace between people, the Courtyard of the Gentiles supports and encourages the project Dame de Cœur, initiated by the non-profit organization Lux Fiat.

Knights of Columbus

Created in 1882 on the East coast of the United-States, the Knights of Colombus is an international charitable non-profit organization committed to many humanitarian and cultural projects. Its members have been massively present in France during the First World War, supporting allied soldiers with financial and spiritual aid. After the conflict, the Knights of Colombus received the Legion of Honor[1] as a recognition of their support of France. By supporting this project, the Knights of Columbus wished to honor the memory of thousands of freedom fighters, and pay tribute to the French nation.

[1] The Legion of Honor is the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits, established 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte.


The Cultural Affairs Regional Office

The Cultural Affairs Regional Office is also part of the success of this project, through the encouragements of the Regional Curator of Historic Museums under the aegis of the Prefecture of the Ile-de-France Region.

The First World War Centenary Partnership Program

The First World War Centennial Partnership Program is a public interest group established in 2012 by the French Government, the Program of the Centennial grants its label to the Dame de Cœur project, which is perfectly in line with the national program of the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.

US World War One Centennal Commission

Established in 2012 by the United-States Congress, the U.S. Commission of the Centennial of the First World War is a partner of Dame de Coeur, which will be offered to the French public, in tribute to the French-American friendship, strengthened by the sacrifice of fighting troops in defense of freedom.  The show Dame de Cœur is organized with the support of the Embassy of the United States.

The Fondation Notre-Dame

The Fondation Notre Dame supports solidarity, educational and cultural projects. It has been hosting since 2013, the Fondation Avenir du Patrimoine à Paris, which purpose meetsa two-fold observation: Parisian churches are emblematic places of our history and they constitute an extremely rich cultural heritage. The Foundation strives to protect the churches of Paris and their works of art in order to transmit this heritage to the future generations.