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Raising Notre-Dame

Two years after the fire that nearly destroyed it, the consolidation of Notre-Dame de Paris is finally coming to an end. The cathedral has been saved. Now comes the hard part.
How do you reconstruct an 800-year old monument, when no-one knows how it was originally built? At the heart of the site and out of public view, over 200 worldwide experts now share with architects the common objective of uncovering the secrets of its structure, to successfully return the soul, light and sacred quality to this unique cathedral.
With unprecedented and long-term access, this series begins where all the other films left off, and follows this amazing adventure. A unique immersion of astonishing beauty in the largest restoration project of the century, alongside the workers, architects, historians and scientists who are struggling to bring it back to life.
  • Episode 1: Wounded stone
  • Episode 2: A house of cards
  • Episode 3: Rebuilding the invisible

Direction: Vincent Amouroux

Production: ZED for ARTE France, with the participation of CNRS Images, INRAP, Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine and the Etablissement public chargé de la conversation et de la restauration de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

Delivery: End of 2022

Selected at the Sunny Side 2021 history pitch session

Selected for the Super Highlights of le Rendez-vous de Biarritz 2021

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