On Saturday morning in the French city of Nantes, there was a strong fire in the cathedral of St. Peter and Paul. This was reported by Radio France Bleu on July 18.
As can be seen in the publicized video, thick clouds of smoke are rising from a stained-glass window between the two towers of the building. Strong flames can also be seen.
Firefighters are not yet able to cope with the fire. There are about 60 rescuers working on site. Police forces have been deployed.
It is noted that the Gothic cathedral of the XV century in Nantes was already burning January 28, 1972, after which it was closed for three years to repair.
St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral in Nantes – Cathedral of the diocese of Nantes. It is the largest Gothic church of historical Brittany and one of the largest in France. It is only six meters below the Cathedral of Our Lady of Paris, and the height of the aisle under the vaults exceeds it. It was founded in 1434 and built for 457 years – until 1891.
Recall that earlier in Paris, the restoration of Notre Dame was resumed. Builders because of the quarantine stopped restoration work in the burnt-out cathedral but now returned to the site.
It was also reported that the square in front of Notre Dame was first opened a year after the fire. The main reason that prevented Parisians and city guests from accessing the square was lead contamination recorded after the fire.