The Parisian cathedral, devastated by fire a year ago, opened its doors for a small ceremony held amid the coronavirus lockdown...
A baffling alert. A race to the wrong building. Notre-Dame still stands only because firefighters decided to risk everything. The security employee monitoring the smoke alarm panel at Notre-Dame cathedral was just three days on the job when the red w
Notre-Dame de Paris on fire
Notre-Dame, the heart of the heart of Paris, treasure of the Île de la Cité, has just suffered one of the most trying moments in its long history. Across all lands and cultures of the world, this drama leaves us speechless, touching the hearts and ar
At dusk on Monday, April 15th, just in time for the evening news, the world was treated to the horrendous spectacle of uncontrollable flames licking the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. The fire spread from a scaffold that had been installed si
Exactly how the fire broke out is now the subject of an intensive investigation by the French authorities, who are so far treating the disaster as an accident. Much remains to be learned. But already it is emerging that Notre-Dame, irreplaceable as i