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One of largest Gothic cathedrals in France caught on fire

Source : 112 Ukraine

The causes of the fire are still unknown
11:56, 18 July 2020

Le Parisien

In French Nantes, the medieval cathedral of Peter and Paul was caught on fire this morning, as Le Parisien news agency reports.

The fire started at about 8:30 Kyiv time. About 70 firefighters work at the scene, but it has not yet been possible to take control of the fire.

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Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in France. Its height is only six meters lower than Notre Dame Cathedral.

The current cathedral, built for 457 years (from 1434 to 1891), is the fourth church on this site; it was preceded by an early Christian Roman chapel at Namnet (3rd century), a 6th century cathedral and an 11th century Romanesque cathedral.

As we reported before, year ago, on April 15, 2019, there was a fire in Notre Dame Cathedral. The fire led to the collapse of the spire and part of the roof, as well as damage to the interior.

The first service in the cathedral after the fire took place only a few months later, on June 15, 2019

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