The billionaire French donors who publicly promised flashy donations totalling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, according to officials.
Paris City Hall wants to name a small plaza after Diana, Princess of Wales at the site of the car crash that killed the British royal.
Notre Dame’s melted roof has left very high lead levels in the plaza outside the cathedral and in adjacent roads.
A group of French and international architects and heritage experts have called on French President Emmanuel Macron to allow the necessary time to ensure good reconstruction work on the fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral.
Dozens of public housing advocates are protesting outside the gutted Notre Dame in Paris to demand France’s poorest people be remembered.
Dozens of motorbikes and cars have been set on fire in eastern Paris as a yellow vest protest descended into violence.
Architects and construction workers have now stabilised the damaged structure of Notre Dame Cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the Paris building.
Investigators think an electrical short-circuit was the most likely cause of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, according to a French judicial police official.
France is paying a day-long tribute to the Paris firefighters who saved the internationally revered Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued its treasures from a devastating fire.
Construction teams have started assembling equipment at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after fire ravaged the landmark building. President Emmanuel Macron has set a five-year deadline for restoration of the cathedral and more than 880 million euro (£760 million) has already been donated to the effort.
Fuelled by a lattice of centuries-old timbers, the Notre Dame fire moved hungrily across the cathedral’s rooftop toward its iconic spire as firefighters, priests and municipal workers passed treasures hand-to-hand, hoping to outrun the flames.