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The return of an icon 🔔 Notre-Dame will be reopening this year!

In the spring of 2019, a fire destroyed the icon of Paris and one of the most recognisable cathedrals in the world - Notre-Dame.

The historic building lost its characteristic spire and was closed to visitors. After five years, it is set to open again.

Published by
Jackie Sparrow·19/03/2024

Notre-Dame cathedral is one of the most famous symbols of Paris. Unfortunately, the fire that broke out on 15 April 2019, caused significant damage to this famous building. The roof collapsed, the vaults were damaged, and the 19th-century spire was destroyed. In addition, the cathedral lost its unique acoustics.

Since then, for almost five years it has been closed to visitors. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and in connection with the preparatory work, the actual reconstruction of the cathedral began two years after the fire broke out. Reconstruction work is progressing promisingly at the moment.

French President Emmanuel Macron initially announced that the reconstruction was to be completed before the start of the Summer Olympics. Which will take place from July 26th to August 11th, 2024 in Paris.

However, the reopening of Notre-Dame cathedral is scheduled on 8 December 2024.

The celebrations related to the opening of the cathedral after renovation are to last for 8 days. There is a different ceremony planned each day. It will take place, among others: "awakening" of the cathedral organ and the first service.

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