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Fri Jul 10, 2020, 04:17 PM

Notre Dame: Cathedral's spire will be restored to 19th Century design.

'The spire of Notre Dame cathedral, which was destroyed in a fire last April, will be restored according to the original Gothic design.

French President Emmanuel Macron announced the decision, putting an end to speculation that the spire would be rebuilt in a modern style.

Mr Macron had previously hinted he was in favour of a "contemporary gesture".

However he has said he wants the restoration to be completed by 2024, when Paris is hosting the Olympics.

The Elysée said Mr Macron's main concern was "not delaying the reconstruction and making it complicated - things had to be cleared up quickly". . .

In one particularly heated exchange last November, Gen Georgelin told Mr Villeneuve to "shut his mouth" - causing audible gasps in a meeting of the National Assembly's cultural affairs committee.'

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53357792?

Fermez la bouche!!!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 04:26 PM

1. The "original Gothic design"...

...that was created 600 years after the original Gothic cathedral? More like "the original Victorian-era design."

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Fri Jul 10, 2020, 04:33 PM

2. Ta gueule! But that's kinda more rude. 'Shut your gob/piehole.' LOL!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 03:21 AM

3. Notre Dame

Yay. Looking forward to being able to visit it again one day.

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