A single bell of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris rang out to mark a year since a massive blaze nearly destroyed one of the world’s most revered monuments.
Due to lockdown measures in France because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, reconstruction has been halted.
On Wednesday, at 8 pm CEST, the sound of the bell joined the nightly rounds of applause for France’s health workers.
The 13-tonne bell in the south tower of the Notre Dame traditionally rings on solemn occasions.
President Emmanuel Macron has promised to do everything possible to ensure the 13th-century cathedral is restored in time for 2024 when Paris is set to host the Olympics.