One of the world’s most famous cathedrals is expected to reopen in 2024.
Notre Dame in Paris is on track to open to worshippers and the public when the city hosts the next Olympic Games.
A devastating fire destroyed the church’s roof and sent its spire crashing down three years ago.
The clean-up phase of the restoration project has recently been completed, allowing the rebuilding work to get underway shortly.
President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild the 12th century cathedral and reopen it in time for the Olympics.
Notre Dame will be restored to its previous design, including the 96-metre spire which was built in the the mid-1800s.
Premier Christian News reports the reconstruction involves using special timber to rebuild the roof, the vaults and the spire.