Dating back to the 12th century, Notre Dame is a cultural landmark steeped in historic as well as religious significance. The cathedral caught fire on April 15, 2019, resulting in the destruction of its trademark spire. Since then, this popular tourist attraction has been closed to the public, pending a laborious renovation effort. And today, people around the world can step inside its walls and witness Notre Dame before and after the fire, thanks to Rebuilding Notre Dame—a new VR documentary from TARGO, now available in Oculus TV on Oculus Quest.
Rebuilding Notre Dame features interviews with four key players in the cathedral’s past and present:
- Patrick Chauvet, the Rector Archpriest of Notre-Dame
- General Jean-Louis Georgelin, appointed by President Macron to lead the public body in charge of restoring Notre-Dame
- Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris
- Jean-Michel Leniaud, an historian specializing in art history and President of the Society of Friends of Notre-Dame