Notre-Dame restoration work begins as Paris cathedral on track to reopen in 2024

Notre-Dame restoration work begins as Paris cathedral on track to reopen in 2024

France's Notre-Dame cathedral is finally ready to undergo restoration work more than two years after a blaze ravaged the heritage landmark, and remains on course to reopen in 2024, authorities said Saturday, following months of painstaking work to secure the building.

Paris faces legal claim over lead pollution from Notre-Dame fire

Paris faces legal claim over lead pollution from Notre-Dame fire

Paris’ Catholic diocese launches €6 million Notre-Dame fundraiser

Paris’ Catholic diocese launches €6 million Notre-Dame fundraiser

Paris’ Notre-Dame square closed due to health fears over lead levels

Paris’ Notre-Dame square closed due to health fears over lead levels

Paris’ fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral ‘on course to reopen in 2024’

Paris’ fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral ‘on course to reopen in 2024’

‘Thank goodness there is a happy end’: Rival TV series compete to tell story of Notre-Dame blaze

‘Thank goodness there is a happy end’: Rival TV series compete to tell story of Notre-Dame blaze

Macron gives blessing to recreate Notre-Dame’s gothic spire

Macron gives blessing to recreate Notre-Dame’s gothic spire

IN PICTURES: Work starts on Notre-Dame to remove fire-damaged scaffolding

IN PICTURES: Work starts on Notre-Dame to remove fire-damaged scaffolding

IN PICTURES: Fire and reconstruction at Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral

IN PICTURES: Fire and reconstruction at Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral

Heavy hearts as Notre-Dame misses Xmas mass for first time since 1803

Heavy hearts as Notre-Dame misses Xmas mass for first time since 1803

Eight months after devastating blaze – what now for Paris’ Notre-Dame cathedral?

Eight months after devastating blaze – what now for Paris’ Notre-Dame cathedral?

No Christmas Mass at Notre-Dame for first time in two centuries

No Christmas Mass at Notre-Dame for first time in two centuries

‘My life was changed by Notre-Dame, now I want to share its amazing story’

‘My life was changed by Notre-Dame, now I want to share its amazing story’

Area around Notre-Dame closed as Paris authorities begin decontamination

Area around Notre-Dame closed as Paris authorities begin decontamination

Notre Dame restoration work set to resume later this month

Notre Dame restoration work set to resume later this month

Paris summer holiday camps shut down in Notre-Dame lead pollution scare

Paris summer holiday camps shut down in Notre-Dame lead pollution scare

Paris schools near Notre-Dame given ‘deep clean’ over lead pollution fears

Paris schools near Notre-Dame given ‘deep clean’ over lead pollution fears

IN PICTURES: See the latest images from inside fire ravaged Notre-Dame

IN PICTURES: See the latest images from inside fire ravaged Notre-Dame

Modern v traditional: Final decision due on Notre Dame reconstruction

Modern v traditional: Final decision due on Notre Dame reconstruction

Notre-Dame fire likely caused by discarded cigarette or electrical fault

Notre-Dame fire likely caused by discarded cigarette or electrical fault

Paris authorities to remove Notre-Dame scaffolding after blaze

Paris authorities to remove Notre-Dame scaffolding after blaze

First mass held in Paris’s Notre-Dame since blaze

First mass held in Paris’s Notre-Dame since blaze

French Catholic leaders to celebrate first mass at Notre-Dame since fire… in hard hats

French Catholic leaders to celebrate first mass at Notre-Dame since fire… in hard hats

Notre-Dame blaze: Parents urged to get children tested after lead pollution scare

Notre-Dame blaze: Parents urged to get children tested after lead pollution scare

‘Don’t mess with Notre-Dame’ The Local’s readers warn France

‘Don’t mess with Notre-Dame’ The Local’s readers warn France

French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was

French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was

Fancy taking a dip in a Paris pool on the roof of Notre-Dame?

Fancy taking a dip in a Paris pool on the roof of Notre-Dame?

French MPs vote through law on speedy Notre-Dame restoration

French MPs vote through law on speedy Notre-Dame restoration

Should France break with historic rules so Notre-Dame can be restored in five years?

Should France break with historic rules so Notre-Dame can be restored in five years?

IN PICTURES: Seven amazing ideas for the rebuilding of Notre-Dame

IN PICTURES: Seven amazing ideas for the rebuilding of Notre-Dame

‘Clean your homes’: Paris police warn Notre-Dame neighbours over lead risk

‘Clean your homes’: Paris police warn Notre-Dame neighbours over lead risk

Weakened Notre-Dame ‘could collapse in winds of over 90km/h’ claims Paris engineer

Weakened Notre-Dame ‘could collapse in winds of over 90km/h’ claims Paris engineer

Race on to cover Notre-Dame as rainclouds gather over Paris

Race on to cover Notre-Dame as rainclouds gather over Paris

Why has Serbia pledged €1 million for Notre-Dame restoration?

Why has Serbia pledged €1 million for Notre-Dame restoration?

It’s a miracle: Beehives of Notre-Dame survive inferno

It’s a miracle: Beehives of Notre-Dame survive inferno

Can Notre-Dame really be rebuilt in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics?

Can Notre-Dame really be rebuilt in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics?

A ‘pointless’ row or should the Notre-Dame donations be spent on France’s poor?

A ‘pointless’ row or should the Notre-Dame donations be spent on France’s poor?

Beware of fake appeals for Notre-Dame

Beware of fake appeals for Notre-Dame

France to launch international contest to rebuild Notre-Dame spire

France to launch international contest to rebuild Notre-Dame spire

Will Notre-Dame’s multi-million euro restoration be covered by insurance?

Will Notre-Dame’s multi-million euro restoration be covered by insurance?

Notre-Dame fire probe: What we know about the cause of the blaze

Notre-Dame fire probe: What we know about the cause of the blaze

IN PICTURES: Full scale of the damage at Notre-Dame revealed

IN PICTURES: Full scale of the damage at Notre-Dame revealed

Donations pour in from around world as Notre-Dame fund reaches €700m in 24 hours

Donations pour in from around world as Notre-Dame fund reaches €700m in 24 hours

Macron demands Notre-Dame is rebuilt within five years

Macron demands Notre-Dame is rebuilt within five years

Notre-Dame blaze: How bad is the damage to Paris’ iconic cathedral?

Notre-Dame blaze: How bad is the damage to Paris’ iconic cathedral?

Notre-Dame fire: ‘We were given just minutes to get out’

Notre-Dame fire: ‘We were given just minutes to get out’

What happened to the treasures of Notre-Dame during the blaze?

What happened to the treasures of Notre-Dame during the blaze?

What happens next: How can Notre-Dame be rebuilt?

What happens next: How can Notre-Dame be rebuilt?

IN PICTURES: How Notre-Dame went from proud icon to charred shell

IN PICTURES: How Notre-Dame went from proud icon to charred shell

‘The church is burning and the whole world is crying’ – Parisians mourn for Notre-Dame

‘The church is burning and the whole world is crying’ – Parisians mourn for Notre-Dame

How you can donate to help restore Notre-Dame

How you can donate to help restore Notre-Dame

Share your memories: Tell us what Notre-Dame cathedral means to you

Share your memories: Tell us what Notre-Dame cathedral means to you

French billionaires pledge hundreds of millions to help rebuild Notre-Dame

French billionaires pledge hundreds of millions to help rebuild Notre-Dame

Notre-Dame LATEST: Cathedral structure shows signs of ‘some weaknesses’

Notre-Dame LATEST: Cathedral structure shows signs of ‘some weaknesses’

IN IMAGES: See inside the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral

IN IMAGES: See inside the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral

‘It was bound to happen’: Notre-Dame cathedral was beloved but long neglected

‘It was bound to happen’: Notre-Dame cathedral was beloved but long neglected

14 million visitors a year: What you need to know about Notre-Dame Cathedral

14 million visitors a year: What you need to know about Notre-Dame Cathedral

World leaders express shock and horror over Notre-Dame blaze

World leaders express shock and horror over Notre-Dame blaze

What we know about the damage done to Notre-Dame and how the fire started

What we know about the damage done to Notre-Dame and how the fire started

VIDEO: Watch the moment Notre-Dame’s spire collapses

VIDEO: Watch the moment Notre-Dame’s spire collapses

IN PICTURES: Spire collapses as massive blaze tears through Notre-Dame cathedral

IN PICTURES: Spire collapses as massive blaze tears through Notre-Dame cathedral

Notre-Dame fire: Cathedral’s main structure and towers ‘saved’ thanks to firefighters

Notre-Dame fire: Cathedral’s main structure and towers ‘saved’ thanks to firefighters

‘Paris is disfigured’: Horrified eyewitnesses react as flames ravage Notre-Dame

‘Paris is disfigured’: Horrified eyewitnesses react as flames ravage Notre-Dame

Notre Dame attacker a self-radicalised novice: prosecutor

Notre Dame attacker a self-radicalised novice: prosecutor

Paris: France says Notre-Dame hammer attack was ‘isolated incident’

Paris: France says Notre-Dame hammer attack was ‘isolated incident’

Paris: French appeal to Americans to help patch-up Notre-Dame cathedral

Paris: French appeal to Americans to help patch-up Notre-Dame cathedral

Femen due in court over topless Notre Dame stunt

Femen due in court over topless Notre Dame stunt

Femen mocks writer’s suicide at Notre Dame

Femen mocks writer’s suicide at Notre Dame

Far-right figure kills himself at Notre Dame

Far-right figure kills himself at Notre Dame

Notre Dame sues naked feminists for desecration

Notre Dame sues naked feminists for desecration

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Feminist group bids Pope ‘adieu’ at Notre Dame

Paris crowds greet Notre Dame’s new bells

Paris crowds greet Notre Dame’s new bells

Grand old lady of Paris marks big birthday

Grand old lady of Paris marks big birthday

Paris plans to give Eiffel Tower a face lift

Paris plans to give Eiffel Tower a face lift