Eiffel tower

Eiffel Tower Guide: What you need to know before you go

(CNN) — Imagine Paris and you will conjure up images of the Eiffel Tower hovering over the city. It was only meant to be a temporary structure, but the wrought iron icon is as much a part of the fabric as the Seine. Designed as the red-painted centerpiece of the 1889 Universal Exhibition, celebrating the […]

Notre-dame de paris

The restoration of the Palace of Versailles draws lessons from the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris

Published on: 06/19/2019 – 13:16Amended: 06/20/2019 – 10:55 The Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles, the last major project undertaken during the reign of Louis XIV, is undergoing meticulous restoration which should be completed within 18 months. The complex cleaning and restoration work of its stained glass windows, statues and other extraordinary elements is […]

Notre-dame de paris

First mass at Notre-Dame de Paris since the fire

Two months after a fire almost completely destroyed France’s most famous cathedral, Notre-Dame de Paris is set to return to normal. Bishop Michel Aupetit of Paris is to celebrate Mass on Saturday evening June 15. For security reasons, the faithful will not be able to attend, but the liturgy will be broadcast live on television. […]