Students can now unravel the history of the Notre Dame Cathedral in AR VR. On the evening of April 15, 2019, the world watched as a mammoth blaze engulfed the iconic landmark of Paris. But this was not the first time the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris stared at danger in its face. The Notre-Dame Cathedral suffered damage and deterioration through the centuries. After the French Revolution it was rescued from possible destruction by Napoleon, who crowned himself emperor of the French in the cathedral in 1804. Notre-Dame underwent major restorations by the French architect Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc in the mid-19th century. The popularity of Victor Hugo’s historical novel Notre-Dame de Paris (1831), wherein the cathedral is the setting, was said to have inspired the renovations.
The cathedral, where 13 million visitors used to crowd every year, is still closed to the public. However as restoration work continue on the Cathedral, students and visitors alike can still explore the Gothic Cathedral in its full splendor in AR and VR on the AVR Platform.
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