Notre-Dame de Paris: stone quarries to reopen to rebuild the cathedral

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 18 November 2020 at 17h26 · Updated on 20 November 2020 at 11h39
Despite the turbulence caused by the coronavirus epidemic, lockdown is not to halt the rebuilding of the Notre-Dame cathedral. Destroyed by a fire back in April 2019, the famous landmark is still being rebuilt thanks to the reopening of stone quarries.

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.

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