The Vatican responds to the devastating Notre-Dame fire

Pope Francis “is praying for the French people, for Parisians and for Catholics” after the devastating fire that raged through the iconic Notre-Dame cathedral in the heart of the city, according to a spokesman for the Holy See.

Notre-Dame fire seen from various locations across city

The violent fire ravaging Notre-Dame cathedral is visible across Paris. While firefighters mobilized on Île de la Cité, Parisians observed the huge flames and cloud of smoke from Belleville Park. IMAGES

What do Parisians think about the yellow vests?

In Paris, where most residents don’t rely on their own vehicles to get around the French capital, some people are struggling to understand why the ‘yellow vest’ movement, which was triggered by rising diesel costs, has caused such a fuss. Others say it’s about much more than just fuel prices.

Paris cemeteries face space shortage

With limited space and steep prices for permanent burial plots, Parisians are having a hard time finding a final resting place in their city.

Parisians, tourists turn to fountains for summer relief

As a heatwave bakes France, with temperatures set to break 40 degrees in parts, Parisians, tourists and dogs all rally around fountains and water sprays to cool down.

Paris ‘beach’ offers cool respite from scorching heat

With temperatures soaring across France, and many departments on high alert, Parisians and tourists take in the sights at ‘Paris Plages’, the makeshift beach on the banks of the Seine.

Parisians celebrate World Cup win on the Champs-Elysées (3)

“We won, we won, we won!” France fans on Paris’ Champs-Elysées burst into celebration after France win the World Cup for the second time in history, with a 4-2 win against Croatia at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. IMAGES

Parisians celebrate World Cup win on the Champs-Elysées (2)

France fans on Paris’s Champs-Elysées burst into celebration after France win the World Cup for the second time in history, after beating Croatia 4-2 at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. IMAGES

Parisians celebrate World Cup win on the Champs-Elysées

In Paris, France fans on the Champs-Elysees explode with joy at the final whistle. France won the World Cup for the second time after beating Croatia 4-2 at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday. IMAGES

Parisians go wild over World Cup win

Parisians celebrate France’s victory into the World Cup final on the streets of the capital, with some excited fans climbing on the roof of a bus and singing the national anthem.