The Story of Notre Dame de Reims

By Karen Harris
Notre Dame de Reims, Reims, France. Source: (gettyimages.com)

The fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris in the spring of 2019 shocked people around the world. Centuries of history, priceless art, and countless religious artifacts were damaged, and without the bravery of the Parisian firefighters, the destruction could have been total. Notre Dame has a long road ahead, but this is not the first time the French people have been faced with such an ambitious restoration project. It's not even the first Notre Dame to be nearly destroyed.