In Notre-Dame's shadow, a 'village' faces uncertain future

thejakartapost.com

Days after the catastrophic fire at Paris's Notre-Dame, around 30 business owners on Thursday gathered at a cafe in the shadow of the burned cathedral.


The owners of restaurants and souvenir stores, flower stalls and gourmet food markets in an area known to residents simply as the "village" ;, they have all been forced to close since Monday's devastating fire at the UNESCO World Heritage landmark.


Few at the gathering Thursday morning in the Quasimodo cafe -- named after the hunchback in Victor Hugo's celebrated novel set at the cathedral -- seemed optimistic about the chances of re-opening in the near future.

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Posted: 22 Apr 2019 14:55:50

  
  

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