Notre Dame Cathedral closure due to massive fire

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It is with great sadness that we inform that the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris is closed until further notice. All visits are suspended and the road accesses to the Cathedral are closed.

Our TCA office in Paris is monitoring the situation with the local authorities. In the meanwhile, visits to the inside are not possible. View and photo-stop of Notre Dame Cathedral cannot be guaranteed at present and in the near future, since they depend on the advancement of the works on the building.

A massive fire spread out yesterday around 6:30 pm local time, and quickly reached the roof of the cathedral, destroying its stained-glass windows and the wooden interior. The whole roof and part of the vault have collapsed; the spire does not exist anymore.

The fire was declared under control after 9 hours, although it is may take several days to be completely extinguished.

The stone main structure, including the two towers, is safe. The French government is already at work to establish the causes and start the rebuilding of the UNESCO Heritage Cathedral.

More updates will follow as soon as they are available.



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