Notre Dame Cathedral By The Numbers
Notre Dame Fire
A visibly emotional French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild the iconic cathedral. He said "we'll rebuild this cathedral all together and it's undoubtedly part of the French destiny and the project we'll have for the coming years" before adding "that's what the French expect and because it's what our history deserves". Hundreds of millions have already been pledged to rebuild Notre Dame with billionaire Kering Group CEO François-Henri Pinault saying he would donate €100 million.
With the fires now extinguished and the investigation beginning, this infographic shows some of the key numbers behind the famous cathedral. Work started on the building all the way back in 1163 and it attracted 13 million visitors every year. On average, each visitor had to wait 120 minutes before being admitted to Notre Dame.
This chart shows some of the key figures behind the Notre Dame Cathedral.