"All...." I truly hope so, but doubt that is the case. The restoration was supposed to be "small"..... We have much to learn.Some good news, all of its treasures had been removed and safely stored due to the works that were taking place.
"«Toutes les œuvres d'art ont été sauvées. Le trésor de la cathédrale est intact, la couronne d'épines, les saints sacrements», selon le journaliste Nicolas Delesalle, qui dit tenir cette information d'un prêtre présent sur place."
Un incendie ravage Notre-Dame-de-Paris, stupeur planétaire
This is what I am reading in Le Parisien, BFMTV, Liberation, Le Monde and France Info.I watched it burn uncontrolled for so long it seemed unreal. Huge crowds watching and no firemen in sight. The talking heads were saying the height of the flames was an issue for the local FD, hard to believe that's true
The Paris Police has published a photo of the blaze taken from its drone.It sounds like this may be the most extensive threat to the historical portions of it that remained along with the core; it's been repaired/restored to varying degrees over the centuries with reproduction works made along the way but this may be a really thorough catastrophe from a historical viewpoint.
I was there in 2012 on a business trip - just had time to stop out front of Notre Dame for a few minutes and I remember thinking that we should find a way to get back to Paris with more time....'seize the day', for sure. I'm thankful we visited the Christchurch cathedral before the earthquake brought it down.