For the rest of the world, the Notre Dame fire is a big tragedy, as a piece of history had crumbled and fallen. People regarded it as a cultural symbol but it also formed part of the French identity.
Within the city of Paris however, the burning of Notre Dame goes deeper into its roots and may reveal a certain malaise that is sweeping through the veins of France. Chris Knapp gives us a more intimate perspective of the recent event and the implications it has on the French and the world.
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