Further Review: Notre-Dame de Paris

Every year, 12 million tourists make their pilgrimage to Paris to experience the majesty of one of the most iconic churches, Notre-Dame cathedral. The fire on April 16, 2019, threatens its existence.

TIMELINE

1163
Pope Alexander witnessed the first stone being laid for the cathedral.

1270King St. Louis offered the South Rose window, one of three rose windows in the church.

1240-1345
Builders finish the cathedral with the integration of several Gothic elements.

1401
“The great organ,” one of the largest of its kind in the world, is placed in Notre Dame.

1789
Statues of Saint Judah are removed by French Revolutionaries, who cause severe damage to the church.

1831
The book “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” by Victor Hugo inspires an initiative to repair and restore Notre Dame.

2019
A massive fire swept across the top of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame cathedral as it was undergoing renovations, collapsing its spire and threatening one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures.

Source: Further Review: Notre-Dame de Paris | The Spokesman-Review

France’s Wine Industry Pledges to Help Repair Notre-Dame

The families behind brands like Chateau Latour and Moët & Chandon have promised millions after a fire damaged the cathedral on April 15.

Officials in Paris are still assessing the damage of yesterday’s devastating blaze at the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral. But though the cause and full extent of the fire may not yet be known, one thing is already certain: Money is pouring in to repair the 850-year-old structure — including massive donations from two major names in the world of French wine.

The news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports that two French billionaires, Francois Pinault and “crosstown rival” Bernard Arnault, have pledged to donate 100 million euros ($124 million) and 200 million euros ($248 million) respectively to help rebuild the iconic cathedral. [ . . . ]

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