Work is underway at the Notre-Dame site to restore the large roof over the nave and chancel. The approximately one hundred frameworks required for this were made from 1,200 oak trees and will be assembled from the end of August.
Work will continue during next year’s Olympic Games and the cathedral is scheduled to reopen to the public in December 2024.
A few days ago, the structural parts of the wooden frame of the roof, manufactured and assembled in specialized workshops in Ivry-sur-Seine, on the outskirts of Paris, They were delivered to the court on a barge across the Seine.
On April 15, 2019, a major fire broke out in Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. The flames spread quickly, destroying the spire, the roofing of the nave and transept, and the wooden roof structure. The latter was the oldest in Paris and was built from the wood of 1,300 oak trees (about 21 hectares of forest).
Before the fire, the cathedral, a symbol of France and one of the most iconic sites in Europe, welcomed 12 million visitors, 2,400 services and 150 concerts annually. With donations from all over the world amounting to 844 million euros, the shipyard can count on an unprecedented boost of solidarity.