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Last Updated : Apr 16, 2019 01:40 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

In Pics: Fire ravages 850-year-old Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

The Notre-Dame Cathedral's construction began in 1163

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The Notre Dame Cathedral's construction began in 1163. Located in Paris, the cathedral is an important example of French Gothic architecture. (Image: Reuters)
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The Notre Dame Cathedral's construction began in 1163. Located in Paris, the cathedral is an important example of French Gothic architecture. (Image: Reuters)

Smoke billows from Notre Dame Cathedral after a fire broke out, in Paris, France April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau - RC1789547710
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A fire broke out in the cathedral on April 15 when renovation was being carried out. (Image: Reuters)

Smoke billows as fire engulfs the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier - RC14569C2380
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The spire of the 850-year-old cathedral was completely destroyed in the fire. (Image: Reuters)

Fire fighters douse flames of the burning Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau - RC118F5A4700
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More than 500 firefighters worked for nearly four hours to douse the flames. (Image: Reuters)

The cathedral got nearly 13 million tourists a year which is more than the Eiffel Tower. (Image: Reuters)
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The cathedral got nearly 13 million tourists a year which is more than the Eiffel Tower. (Image: Reuters)

A woman prays next to Notre Dame Cathedral after it suffered heavy damage from a fire, in Paris, France April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier - RC1681F2CB50
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A woman prays next to Notre Dame Cathedral after it suffered heavy damage. (Image: Reuters)

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte walk outside the Notre Dame Cathedral where a fire continues to burn in Paris, France, April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Pool - RC1B7B591700
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French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte outside the cathedral. Macron called the incident a 'terrible tragedy'. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Apr 16, 2019 01:40 pm
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