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Notre Dame work continues as billionaire donors delay cash

PARIS (AP) — The billionaire French donors who promised flashy donations to rebuild Notre Dame after a devastating fire haven’t paid a penny yet toward the restoration of the French national monument. Instead, it’s been mainly American and French individuals, via charitable foundations at Notre Dame, who have made the …

Priests wear hard hats at Notre-Dame – BBC News

The first Mass has been held at Notre-Dame cathedral since the devastating fire in April. There were fears the 800-year-old cathedral could be completely destroyed during the fierce blaze. Firefighters managed to save the structure and much of its interior. Source: Priests wear hard hats at Notre-Dame – BBC News

Notre-Dame to host first mass since devastating fire

The Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris will host its first mass on Saturday, exactly two months after the devastating blaze that shocked France and the world. For safety reasons, the mass led by Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit will be celebrated on a very small scale. Worshippers will be expected to don hard …

Small donors, not French tycoons, help pay Notre Dame works

PARIS (AP) — The billionaire French donors who publicly proclaimed they would give hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, according to church and business officials. Instead, it’s mainly American and French individuals, via Notre Dame …

Paris is officially fed up with electric scooters – Los Angeles Times

Paris is cracking down on electric scooters after an anarchic year in which start-ups flooded the city’s streets with their vehicles. The French capital has 12 free-floating scooter operators, more than the entire United States, according to a study released Thursday, and about 20,000 of the two-wheeled vehicles. Broken scooters …

Changes to the Paris skyline? Non merci – Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris is known as one of the world’s most elegant cities, captivating visitors with the charms of Montmartre, the romance of the Left Bank, graceful architecture and tree-lined boulevards. But wait: changes are afoot. FILE PHOTO: General view of the Eiffel tower behind the Seine river in …