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Historic Notre Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt in under 5 years says Macron
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French President Emmanuel Macron vows to rebuild destroyed icon and national treasure, Notre Dame cathedral within five years.
French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the Notre Dame cathedral within five years after the 800 year old architectural masterpiece that took over 200 years to build was ravaged by fire.
In an address to the nation, President Macron said:
“We have so much to rebuild. Yes we will rebuild the cathedral and we will make it more beautiful and I want that to be done in five years. We need to work, we have to act and we will succeed. Long live the republic and long live France.”
He added: “It is up to us to change this disaster into an opportunity to come together, having deeply reflected on what we have been and what we have to be and become better than we are. It is up to us to find the thread of our national project.”
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
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