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Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris: Three video tours

It was the most-visited monument in Paris, around 13-million people per year, before it caught fire on April 15th, 2019: Notre-Dame de Paris, the over-850-year-old cathedral on the Île de la Cité in France.

In Standing the test of time: Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris from the news channel France 24 in June 2018, we see a brief animated timeline of its history, specifically when different sections were built. We also get an up-close look at how the world-renowned cathedral was deteriorating due to wind, rain, and sun. At the time of the 2019 fire, some restoration was underway.

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The video below, filmed in August 2018 by Explore France, is a quiet and comprehensive look inside Notre-Dame de Paris. It includes paintings, statues, relics, and informative displays about the building’s history:

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notre dame history displays

Plus, take another look at the historic architecture Notre-Dame from Le Centre des monuments nationaux:

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notre-dame east
notre-dame spire

Follow this with Château de Versailles, before and after the Revolution and Path of Beauty – Exploring Paris’ empty Musée du Louvre alone.

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