Notre Dame served as the long-lasting setting of this beloved traditional


This could ring a bell.

The Notre Dame cathedral in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
The Notre Dame cathedral in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)Courtesy Everett Assortment

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.

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