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Notre-Dame de Paris: Cathedral in Paris
Notre-Dame de Paris, referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The cathedral was consecrated to the Virgin Mary and considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Its pioneering use of the rib vault and flying buttress, its enormous and colourful rose windows, as well as the naturalism and abundance of its sculptural decoration set it apart from the earlier Romanesque style. Major components that make Notre Dame stand out include one of the world's largest organs and its immense church bells.


Notre Dame cathedral's bells mark one year after fire [Video]

Notre Dame cathedral's bells mark one year after fire

French President Emmanuel Macron has repeated his promise to rebuild cathedral within five years.

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Notre Dame: One year after the devastating blaze [Video]

Notre Dame: One year after the devastating blaze

A year has passed since France's Notre Dame cathedral was devastated by a fire. The anniversary will pass with no official plans to mark it, and with work to restore the cathedral stalled due to the..

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Notre Dame Cathedral: Good Friday service one year after fire [Video]

Notre Dame Cathedral: Good Friday service one year after fire

As Christians celebrate Good Friday in isolation, Paris’s fire-ravaged Notre Dame opens briefly for televised service.

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French renovation teams aim complete work on Notre-Dame Cathedral in time for the fifth anniversary of its 2019 fire despite the COVID-19 lockdown, the project leader said on Sunday, as admirers were..
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Builders back at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris after coronavirus shutdown

Construction workers were back at the burned shell of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday, resuming the mammoth task of rebuilding after the coronavirus outbreak forced a pause of a month and a..
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Paris' Notre Dame restoration halted by virus

Notre Dame Cathedral stands crippled and alone one year after a cataclysmic fire gutted its interior, toppled its famous spire and stunned the world. (April 15)  
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Notre-Dame's great bell tolls once more on anniversary of fire

A year on from the inferno that gutted Notre-Dame de Paris, the cathedral's great bell rang out across the capital on Wednesday in a tribute to the Gothic landmark's resilience and to the medics..
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On fire's anniversary, Notre-Dame's great bell to break its silence

A year on from the inferno that gutted Notre-Dame de Paris and stunned the world, the cathedral's great bell will ring out on Wednesday evening, as a mark of the building's resilience and that of the..
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A year after horrifying fire, Notre Dame Cathedral restoration is on pause amid coronavirus lockdown in France

The coronavirus pandemic has brought reconstruction efforts to a halt at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris a year after a devastating fire.
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One year after fire, explore the stunning past of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Scroll through the the gallery to enjoy the splendor of Notre Dame prior to the fire.
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Coronavirus lockdown adds delay to Notre-Dame restoration

A year after an inferno engulfed Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral, salvage and reconstruction works are running months behind schedule, delayed by massive quantities of toxic lead, winter storms and now..
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Nearly year after fire, Notre Dame Cathedral opens for small Good Friday mass amid virus lockdown

Seven people gathered for a Good Friday service at the Notre Dame Cathedral nearly a year after fire ravaged the structure.
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Notre-Dame service a message of hope for France in coronavirus lockdown

Nearly a year after fire devastated Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, the city's Archbishop held a small ceremony there to mark Good Friday, praying that Easter's message of rebirth might bring comfort to..
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Notre-Dame Cathedral to hold small Good Friday service amid France's coronavirus lockdown

A small congregation of worshippers will hold a short service on Good Friday at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, a year after it was devastated by fire, but attendance will be limited because of a..
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Notre-Dame restoration enters risky phase with scaffolding removal

The operation to shore up fire-ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral is entering a risky stage as engineers resume preparations for the removal of scaffolding that could provoke a further collapse.
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Notre Dame rector: Cathedral might not be saved

The rector of Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is still so fragile that there's a "50% chance" the structure might not be entirely saved. Scaffolding installed before this year's fire is..
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Iconic Notre Dame Cathedral may not be saved after fire

France's Notre Dame Cathedral may never recover from the devastating fire that collapsed the roof and a iconic spire, its rector said.
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No Christmas mass at Notre-Dame for the first time since Napoleon

For the first time in more than 200 years, worshippers will not be able to attend Christmas mass at Notre-Dame cathedral, still being restored after a devastating fire.
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From 2011: The history of France's Notre Dame Cathedral

David Turecamo, "Our Man in Paris," explores the history of France's famed Notre Dame Cathedral and explains how it was saved from near destruction. This story originally broadcast on April 24, 2011.
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Notre Dame Cathedral: An appreciation

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Notre-Dame restoration yet to start six months after the blaze

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France jails women for failed Notre Dame car bombing: report

A French court on Monday handed down sentences of at least 25 years in jail for two women with ties to Islamist militants who made a failed attempt to set off a crude car bomb outside Paris's..
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Tim Brown won the Heisman Trophy but missed out on Notre Dame's last national title

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162 children in Paris tested for lead poisoning after Notre Dame fire

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Notre-Dame toxic fallout lawsuit turns heat on Paris authorities

An environmental protection group has filed a suit alleging lives were deliberately endangered after the fire that ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, saying authorities failed to protect people..
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French officials worried heat wave could cause Notre Dame Cathedral to collapse

Architect Philippe Villeneuve is worried about Notre Dame.
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At Tour de France, a beacon for damaged Notre Dame

The Gothic cathedral in the Champagne city of Reims formed a breathtaking backdrop for Stage 4 of the Tour de France. (July 10)  
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French billionaires slow-walk donations to rebuild Notre Dame

Even though their fortunes get bigger by the month, their pledges of more than $500 million are mostly still just promises
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Notre Dame fire may have been caused by power fault or cigarette: prosecutors

An electrical fault or a burning cigarette may have been responsible for the fire that gutted Notre-Dame Cathedral, French authorities investigating the cause of April's blaze said on Wednesday.
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France probes possibility of negligence in Notre Dame fire

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Worshippers wear hard hats for first Notre Dame mass since fire

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris held its first mass since the April fire that destroyed parts of the iconic landmark.
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First Notre Dame mass since fire: Worshipers in hard-hats, debris still visible

About 30 people — mainly priests, canons and church employees — gathered in the Paris church exactly two months after a blaze engulfed the cathedral.
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Worshippers in safety hats attend Notre-Dame's first mass since fire

A small congregation in white hard hats attended mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday, the first service since fire devastated the Gothic landmark two months ago.
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Notre Dame Cathedral holds first mass since devastating fire

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris held its first mass since the April fire that destroyed parts of the iconic landmark.
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Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral will hold its mass first since an April fire, the United States women's national team returns to World Cup action and more things to start your weekend.
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First mass held in Notre Dame since fire

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