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La première pierre de la cathédrale de Paris est posée en 1163.
The first stone of the Paris Cathedral was laid in 1163.
Notre-Dame a parfois été vandalisée, pillée et laissée à l'abandon, mais son aura rayonne sur Paris depuis 856 années.
Notre-Dame has sometimes been vandalized, looted and abandoned, but her aura has shone over Paris for 856 years.
Et son histoire est intimement liée à celle de la France.
And its history is closely linked to that of France.
Menacée de destruction lors de la révolution de 1789, elle résiste et accueille 15 ans plus tard le sacre de Napoléon.
Threatened with destruction during the 1789 revolution, it resisted and 15 years later hosted Napoleon's coronation.
Silencieuses pendant l'Occupation, les cloches retentissent de nouveau à la libération de Paris en août 1944.
Silent during the Occupation, the bells rang again at the liberation of Paris in August 1944.
C'est aussi sous la voûte de Notre-Dame que la nation rend hommage à ses présidents.
It is also under the vault of Notre-Dame that the Nation pays tribute to its presidents.
Une messe est célébrée à la mort du Général De Gaulle en novembre 1970.
A mass was celebrated at the death of General De Gaulle in November 1970.
Tout comme pour son successeur, Georges Pompidou, le 5 avril 1974.
As for his successor, Georges Pompidou, on April 5, 1974.
Puis 22 ans plus tard pour François Mitterrand, en présence de nombreux chefs d'État, comme l'Allemand Helmut Kohl.
Then 22 years later for François Mitterrand, in the presence of many heads of state, such as Germany's Helmut Kohl.
Alors que Paris et la France entière pleurent les victimes des attentats de novembre 2015, une cérémonie solennelle est organisée dans la cathédrale.
While Paris and the whole of France mourn the victims of the November 2015 attacks, a solemn ceremony was held in the cathedral.
Pour sa résilience face aux assauts de neuf siècles mouvementés, la cathédrale est surnommée "la survivante".
For its resilience in the face of the turbulent attacks of nine centuries, the cathedral is nicknamed "The Survivor".
L'incendie du 15 avril 2019 ne sera donc qu'une simple ligne de plus dans son histoire majestueuse.
The fire of April 15, 2019 will therefore be just one more line in its majestic history.
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Notre-Dame: over 850 years of French history


Source: CNEWS, Youtube, 20 Apr 2019

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