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SOS Notre Dame: Paris's magnificent, crumbling Gothic cathedral

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Notre-Dame de Paris is one of France's most popular monuments
Notre-Dame de Paris is one of France's most popular monuments Reuters/Charles Platiau//File Photo

Some 30,000 people pour through the doors of Notre Dame de Paris every day to marvel at what's considered a stunning example of French Gothic architecture. But centuries of wind, rain and pollution have taken a heavy toll on the 850-year-old dame and bits are quite simply falling off. RFI went to have a look and find out about the extensive renovation work in the pipeline - providing 100 million-plus euros can be raised.

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