The basilica of Saint-Donatien de Nantes in 2015, and its cathedral Saint-Pierre in 1972. The Chartres cathedral in 1836, the arrows of Strasbourg victims of a fire in 1870 during the franco-prussian war, the skyline aglow from the cathedral of Metz due to a shot of fireworks in 1877, the cathedral of Reims was devastated by a German bombardment on September 19, 1914 and that will not be made to worship in 1938, after a restoration started in.. 1919! The images of the fire that ravaged the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris on Monday evening reminiscent of the disasters of the historical of French heritage.

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These last twenty-five years, several buildings have had to be rebuilt, or are still in the process of restoration, after having been ravaged by the flames.

The Hotel Lambert in Paris

The fire at the Hotel Lambert in Paris on the night of 9 to 10 July 2013. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP

On the night of 9 to 10 July 2013, a major fire did extensive damage to the Hotel Lambert in the Fourth arrondissement of paris, one of the architectural gems of the capital, the work of the architect Louis Le Vau, dating back to the Seventeenth century. The building was the subject of important work, which is sometimes disputed, since it had been bought by the brother of the emir of Qatar in 2007 for € 60 million.

The town hall of La Rochelle

On June 28, 2013, a spectacular fire destroyed part of the town hall of La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime), a beautiful building dating back to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth centuries. The elegant structure with crenellated walls, surmounted by a belfry and turrets, is considered to be one of the most beautiful town halls in France. Classified as a historic monument since 1861, this building combines the styles of Renaissance and flamboyant gothic.

● The Logis royal of the château d’angers

On January 10, 2009, a fire destroyed the roof of the Logis royal of the château of Angers (Maine-et-Loire) without touching the works of art inside. The fortress of shale and limestone, with its 17 towers, built in the Thirteenth century by Saint Louis, contains in particular the famous tapestries of the Apocalypse, the largest medieval tapestry, woven to 1375. The building reopened its doors to the public in 2012 after a restoration project of a 19-month and 6.2 million euros.

● The castle of Lunéville

On January 2, 2003, the château of Lunéville (Meurthe-et-Moselle), sometimes called “little Versailles of lorraine”, was ravaged by a fire that broke out in the roof of the chapel. The flames devour everything on the first floor of the right wing of the building, including the rooms, the more valuable the building was built at the beginning of the Eighteenth century by duke Leopold of Lorraine. The work of which the estimated total cost amounted to more than € 100 million, is scheduled for completion in 2023.

● The castle of the Dukes of Savoy, Chambéry

Fire on the roofs of the castle of the Dukes of Savoy, Chambéry. CORR/AFP

On November 1, 1997, the castle of the Dukes of Savoy, who is home in Chambéry, the préfecture and the conseil général, is damaged by a fire. The oldest parts of the building and the furniture are spared.

Built in the Eleventh century, the castle had already been the victim of several fires, including two in the Eighteenth century.

Palais de Chaillot in Paris

On the night of July 22, 1997, a spectacular fire devastates a part of the roof of the Palais de Chaillot, place du Trocadéro, in Paris. The wing Is affected by the fire housed the museum of French Monuments and Cinema museum. Soldering and covering the roof had been made a few hours earlier. The collection pieces were able to be preserved.

The Parliament of Brittany in Rennes

February 5, 1994, while the city of Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine) is the theater of a violent manifestation of deep-sea fishermen, a fire destroyed the roof and first floor of the Parliament of Brittany. The fire, which smoldered for several hours after firing a distress rocket, set fire to the roof of the splendid classical construction of the Seventeenth century, which houses the Court of appeal.

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