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Carpenters put the skills of their Medieval colleagues on show on the plaza in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, the day honoring European heritage, by reproducing for the public a section of the elaborate carpentry used when the edifice was built. The elaborate wooden beams went up in flames in a devastating April 2019 fire that also toppled the spire of the cathedral, now being renovated. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Carpenters wow public with medieval techniques at Notre Dame

Sep. 19, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With precision and boundless energy, a team of carpenters used medieval techniques to raise up — by hand — a three-ton oak truss Saturday in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, a replica of the wooden structures that were consumed in the landmark's devastating April 2019 fire that...

People wearing protective face masks as precaution against the conoravirus walk out of the archaeological crypt underneath the parvis of Notre-Dame cathedral which reopens today in in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The archaeological crypt was shut down after the cathedral caught fire in April 2019, and it returns with a exhibition called Notre-Dame de Paris from Victor Hugo to Eugene Viollet-le-Duc . (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Crypt reopens, honors 2 figures key to Notre Dame Cathedral

Sep. 9, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The crypt under the plaza in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, spared during the 2019 fire that devastated the medieval edifice, reopened to the public Wednesday after a painstaking cleaning to remove traces of lead dust that spewed from the nearby blaze. The Archeological Crypt of Notre Dame...

Tourists stroll the Montmartre district Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 in Paris. People are required to wear a mask outdoors starting on Monday in the most frequented areas of the French capital. The move comes as the country sees an uptick in virus infections. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Face masks now required outdoors at crowded Paris locations

Aug. 10, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — From the most romantic spots along the Seine to popular shopping streets, residents and visitors in Paris were required to wear face masks starting Monday in some outdoor areas of the French capital amid an uptick in reported coronavirus cases. Police are authorized to issue a 135-euro ($159)...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 2, 2013 file photo, Philippe Lefebvre, 64, plays the organ at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart. The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning and re-assembling France's largest musical instrument started Monday Aug.3, 2020 and is expected to last nearly four years. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, file)

Pipe by pipe, Notre Dame Cathedral organ gets 4-year cleanup

Aug. 3, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart after last year's devastating fire. The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning and reassembling France’s largest musical instrument started Monday and is expected to last nearly four...