Notre Dame

What might Macron’s ‘even more beautiful’ Notre Dame be like?

17 April 2019 14:40

24 August 2024 At the opening today of the rebuilt Notre Dame Cathedral, after the disastrous fire in April 2019,…

Notre Dame and Emmanuel Macron’s annus horribilis

16 April 2019 14:53

“Paris outraged, Paris broken, Paris martyred, but Paris liberated!” intoned General de Gaulle on 25 August 1944 from the Hotel…

The shame of Notre Dame

16 April 2019 11:51

The conversation in France changed abruptly last night. Perhaps the blaze in Paris was the wake-up call that France needed.…

The symbolism of Notre Dame’s destruction won’t be lost on Macron

16 April 2019 10:14

The timing of the burning of Notre Dame could not have been worse for Emmanuel Macron. The spire of the…

Notre Dame’s loss is too much to bear

15 April 2019 22:18

Civilisation only ever hangs by a thread. Today one of those threads seems to have frayed, perhaps snapped. It is…

Picture gallery: Notre-Dame cathedral devastated by fire

15 April 2019 21:02

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a blaze that has devastated Notre Dame in Paris. The medieval cathedral’s spire and roof…

The Spectator at war: Aerial warfare

14 October 2014 8:30

From The Spectator, 17 October 1914: Last Sunday another aeroplane attack was made upon Paris. It appears that no fewer than…