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Meanwhile, the funding for the restoration is proving to be less secure than originally thought.
On June 15, a small group attended mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral—the first time anyone has been able to do so since the structure caught fire in April.The 20 to 30 who entered the cathedral are priests, canons, and other religious representatives. They had to ...
 
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The former home of bohemian American expats is now the Côte d’Azur’s most unexpected destination.
Just minutes from Cannes, the rambling Château de la Napoule stretches along a Mediterranean beach. Its brick structures, some of which date from the 11th century, had long fallen into disrepair when, for almost two decades starting in 1918, restoring the place became a ...
 
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Many of the cathedral's treasures survived—but sadly, not all.
There was a moment yesterday when authorities worried that almost all of Notre-Dame Cathedral would be lost. Thankfully, some 500 firefighters—and even one priest—worked to prevent that worst-case scenario, and much of the structure remains standing. Many of the cathedral's irreplaceable artworks and relics were ...
 
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Which priceless antiques and religious relics were safe from the fire?
The art inside Notre Dame Cathedral has seen better days in its 856-year history, but it’s also seen worse. Though the fire that broke out in the evening of April 15, 2019 did considerable damage to the structure itself, Paris Mayor Anne ...
 
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The monument was saved from total destruction, but it still took a beating.
Yesterday, the whole world watched as Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames. For a moment, it seemed that the whole structure might be razed—but emergency workers were able to extinguish the fire before it took the whole building. Now, French authorities will have to ...
 
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The Afghanistan veteran also comforted injured people in the wake of Paris's 2015 terrorist attacks.
Devout Catholics and art historians alike breathed a sigh of relief last night, when it was announced that the Crown of Thorns had survived the fire that consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral. This morning, the touching story of how it was saved came to light.The Guardian reports ...
 
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Donations are pouring in from around the world to help with the reconstruction of the iconic French monument.
Even before the fire was fully extinguished at Notre-Dame Cathedral last night, French President Emmanuel Macron promised that the country would would rebuild the iconic monument. "We'll rebuild this cathedral together," Macron said. “Because that is what the French expect.”The reconstruction process will be ...
 
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It's not the first time it was heavily damaged.
On April 15, a fire broke out and engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. As one of the most famous landmarks in the world, the cathedral is beloved by many as a symbol of Catholicism. Notre Dame de Paris means Our ...
 
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The ultimate party in the ultimate palace.
Get ready to get down like Marie Antoinette: the Palace of Versailles is hosting a rave. And unlike the baroque Queen's taste, this party is actually affordable.For as little as 22 euros, fans of French history and electronic music alike can gain entry to "Versailles ...
 
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It's the best way to see Paris and Alsace through a wine-focused lens.
Taking a vacation is something that always elicits excitement. Planning it, however, is another story. If you want to experience a country and combine it with your passion, Heart of Alsace is an ideal way to do so. One of Europe's best ...
 
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Gwyneth and her new husband took your dream honeymoon to Italy, France, and the U.K.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk celebrated their secret wedding with the honeymoon adventure of our dreams. The couple, who married on September 29 in the Hamptons, embarked on a whirlwind trip that brought them to Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. And, like most ...
 
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We love Paris all year long, but during the holiday season, our obsession is truly on another level. From roasted chestnuts to an Hermès Christmas tree, here are 10 reasons we absolutely adore the City of Lights at Christmastime.The Eiffel on Ice ...
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