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Notre-Dame in flames – a tower collapsed

In the world-famous Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, erupted on Monday afternoon in a fire. Over the symbol were the flames and a huge column of smoke. The small

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Notre-Dame in flames – a tower collapsed

In the world-famous Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, erupted on Monday afternoon in a fire. Over the symbol were the flames and a huge column of smoke. The small pointed tower collapsed. It was a smaller tower in the middle of the roof.

The entire roof was in flames, said the spokesman for the Cathedral, André Finot, the French news Agency AFP. You don't need to see if you could save the vault.

the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has expressed shock over the fire. The head of state wrote on Twitter that he share the "feelings of a whole Nation". Macron came to pass, that, according to the Elysée Palace to the Cathedral, in the centre of Paris.

His for 20.00 at the scheduled televised speech in response to the protests of the "yellow West" suspended the President, as his office announced. In it, he wanted to announce policy measures to the "great national debate", organised by the government from mid-January to mid-March.

The Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, spoke on Twitter of a "terrible fire". And also the US President Donald Trump has called aboard the government plane Air Force via Twitter a source of advice.

For years, environmental pollution, weather, but also the age of the Gothic Church. Currently it is renovated. According to firefighters, the fire could be related with the Work. He had been erupted in the attic of the Cathedral and against at 18.50 discovered.

sacred building is a Unesco world heritage site

The Notre-Dame attracts annually almost 13 million tourists and believers, and is the most visited landmark of the French capital. As one of the world's most impressive masterpieces of Gothic architecture of Notre-Dame to the world heritage of UNESCO.

In your Queens and kings were crowned. On 2. December 1804 crowned himself Napoleon Bonaparte himself Emperor of the French, his wife Josephine, he was crowned Empress.

the Foundation stone for The sacred building in the heart of Paris was laid in 1163, under Bishop Maurice de Sully. For almost 200 years, the completion of God's house, which was later repeatedly pillaged and ravaged took. After the French Revolution, the restoration of saved by the architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc the Monument from decay. The famous Cathedral was mainly due to the novel "The hunchback of Notre-Dame" by the writer Victor Hugo.

The dimensions of the building, with its 128 meters in length and 69 meters tall towers to impress the people today. After the divine services to be celebrated in the Cathedral, which is located in the French state-owned. Weddings, Baptisms and funeral services will be held there.

Many meters is the length of the tourist are daily in front of the building queue. Since the Islamist terrorist attacks that had plagued France in the past years, home, is guarded in the Cathedral of the soldiers.

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Created: 15.04.2019, 19:15 PM

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