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Notre Dame restoration work goes on display

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By Euronews & AFP
Renovation work at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France
Renovation work at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France   -   Copyright  Aurelien Morissard/AP   -  

Parisians will this weekend be able to check on the progress of restoration work at Notre Dame with the opening of a special village on the cathedral forecourt showcasing the work of the craftsmen on the reconstruction site. 

The famous building was partially destroyed by a massive blaze in April 2019.

President Emmanuel has set the goal of re-opening Notre Dame in time for the Paris Olympics of 2024 - which remains the target. 

Work on the interior restoration is well advanced, while work on the spire, vaults and frameworks has effectively begun with a 100-metre, 600-tonne scaffold being erected recently. 

Completed in 1345, Notre Dame is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and was a major tourist attraction in Paris. 

Watch the video above to find out more.