Au Revoir, Notre Dame

Goodbye, Notre Dame...

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Au Revoir, Notre Dame

Abigail Harrold

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On April , 2019, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France caught on fire. The massive blaze was caused by an accident during the construction on the spire. Repairs are expected to be made within five years. Several millionaires from around the world have pledged money to help with the repairs. One preacher went into the fire, and most of the artwork and other artifacts have been recovered.

Why is Notre Dame so important? Notre Dame is special because it had lasted almost 700 years. The building was completed in 1345 while King Louis VII was in power. During the French Revolution, the building was damaged, but it remained standing. The building also withstood a fire in the past as well as both World Wars.

The building was home to the crown of thorns, but this made it out of the fire. The spire that burned down contained relicts – teeth, bones, and hair – of patron saints.