French Senate Says Notre-Dame Must Be Restored Exactly How It Was — Musings of an Old Curmudgeon

Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris
The cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris

Alleluia! Praise God! (From The Local) French Senators have stipulated that Notre-Dame cathedral must be restored exactly how it was before the devastating fire that tore through the Paris landmark. On Monday evening, the French Senate approved the government’s Notre-Dame restoration bill – but added a clause that it must be restored to the state it was before…

via French Senate Says Notre-Dame Must Be Restored Exactly How It Was — Musings of an Old Curmudgeon

I pray that this actually happens. There had been talk of an architectural competition for the renovation of the roof and we know that if you give Notre Dame de Paris to today’s “starchitects”, they will turn it into a modernist horror (like the Centre Pompidou and the Bastille Opera house).

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