Notre Dame

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‘They said it was impossible’: how medieval carpenters are rebuilding Notre Dame
Project leaders at Guédelon Castle tell how their woodwork savoir faire is proving a godsend for mission to restore Paris cathedral roof

Kim Willsher

20, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Notre-Dame on Fire review – a pulpy take on a real-life catastrophe
The 2019 fire that tore through Paris’s great cathedral gets the disaster movie treatment

Wendy Ide

24, Jul, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Notre Dame on Fire review – high adventure ripped straight from the headlines
Veteran director Jean-Jacques Annaud rips a swashbuckling escapade from news footage of the catastrophic fire at the Paris cathedral

Peter Bradshaw

20, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘Fire is the perfect villain’ – how the Notre Dame blaze became an explosive film
Name of the Rose director Jean-Jacques Annaud has turned the Paris fire into a thrilling drama. He talks about the desperate race to rescue the crown of thorns – as molten lead fell like satanic rain

Phil Hoad

12, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘We want it to come alive’: landscape architect’s plan to transform Notre Dame area
Bas Smets’ project, featuring trees and a cooling system, aims to create a more pedestrian-friendly space around Paris landmark

Kim Willsher in Paris

02, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Extraordinary’: ancient tombs and statues unearthed beneath Notre Dame Cathedral
Archaeological dig also finds body-shaped lead sarcophagus buried at the heart of the fire-ravaged monument

Kim Willsher in Paris

14, Apr, 2022 @5:41 PM

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Notre Dame Disneyfied? Unlikely, but the devil will be in the detail | Rowan Moore
Renovations that include modern art and Mandarin biblical quotes will go ahead, despite anti-woke fulminations

Rowan Moore

01, Jan, 2022 @5:00 PM

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French authorities accused of ‘grave negligence’ over Notre Dame lead dust
Workers and residents exposed to dangerous levels of toxic dust in wake of 2019 fire, lawyers claim

Kim Willsher in Paris

06, Jul, 2021 @9:43 AM

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Notre Dame repair is metaphor for France pulling together, says Macron
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Angelique Chrisafisin Paris

15, Apr, 2021 @2:09 PM

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Ken Follett gives book proceeds to French cathedral restoration fund
Author donates proceeds from book about Notre-Dame fire to project to save cathedral in Brittany

Kim Willsher in Paris

09, Mar, 2021 @11:16 AM

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Rebuild the spire but spare the trees | Brief letters
Brief letters: Notre Dame | Dogs | Cats | Big mistakes | Royal award


19, Feb, 2021 @4:41 PM

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France on hunt for centuries-old oaks to rebuild spire of Notre Dame
Restoring 96-metre spire, destroyed by fire in 2019, will require up to 1,000 trees between 150 and 200 years old

Kim Willsher in Paris

16, Feb, 2021 @11:20 AM

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