A group of French-language activists has launched legal action over signs at Notre Dame Cathedral being translated only into English and not any other language.

The association, which won a similar case brought against the Eiffel Tower, believes failing to include other foreign languages leads to the increasing global domination of English.

While campaigners are more generally opposed to the use of English words and terms in French documents, communications, signs and advertisements, they say the signs at Notre Dame and other public buildings contravene the 1994 regulation requiring all public buildings to translate their signs and information into at least two other languages.