This could ring a bell.
Notre Dame is well-known around the globe because the setting for the 1831 novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
The heartbreaking Victor Hugo tome has been tailored into quite a few films and TV exhibits, most notably the 1936 movie model starring Maureen O’Hara and Charles Laughton.
It follows Esmeralda, a fascinating gypsy generally known as “our girl of Paris,” and Quasimodo, the cathedral’s hunchbacked bell-ringer, desperately in love together with her.
It was additionally made right into a French-Italian movie starring Anthony Quinn and Gina Lollobrigida in 1956 and a Disney animated flick in 1996.
One of many story’s major features is the constructing itself. Hugo describes it as a fantastic murals — albeit one that’s crumbling as a consequence of neglect and vandalism.
The novel’s recognition turned public consideration again to the home of worship and by 1844, a restoration was underway.
The venture included the addition of components together with the 750-ton spire — now destroyed.