When the National Assembly was Next to Notre-Dame!
At Notre-Dame, masses were held one after the other in honor of the Revolution. Here, hymns were sung after the storming of the Bastille (July 14, 1789) or when royal privileges were abolished (August 4, 1789). In October 1789, the National Assembly even temporarily relocated to the archbishopric, which was then located next to the cathedral! In 1793, Notre-Dame became a Temple of Reason. The cathedral was also used to store wine for the Northern army, then, after 1797, Notre-Dame was home to theophilanthropy, a faith based on family, reason and the love of others.
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