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Other French monuments also need work:Notre Dame fire highlights need for renovations

Apr 21, 2019 - The Boston Globe

PARIS — Even though it was one of France's most iconic sites, Notre Dame Cathedral suffered years of neglect and struggled to find the millions it needed for urgent renovations before it was ravaged by fire. But France is replete with tens of thousands of other historic monuments, both beautiful and burdensome, including 86 other cathedrals that are all at risk.

Such an inventory makes the fire at Notre Dame, though no doubt a singular catastrophe, one that could be repeated in ways larg...