Notre-Dame bells are wondering. When will the famous cathedral recover its splendor following the fire that sparked such raw emotion across the world? Parisians are not likely to forget the impressive images when the spire collapsed and when the roofing was burning. Since then, the renovation of the Notre-Dame Cathedral has been a cross to bear because of the coronavirus epidemic and the two nationwide lockdowns it led to in France.
As the country remains on lockdown until December 1, 2020, this Wednesday November 18, 2020 government spokesman Gabriel Attal yet says cut stone quarries will enjoy exemptions allowing them to reopen. Renovations of the famous cathedral will move on more easily then.
The renovation of Notre Dame requires a lot of ashlar and the French government does not forget the goal to renovate it within 5 years so that the landmark can reopen in 2024. A symbolical year as it also signs the Paris Summer Olympic Games. The gigantic scaffolding is expected to be dismantled by Christmas to renovate the historical monument.