CULTURE Light feast on Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral pays tribute to WWI fallen heroes


Light feast on Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral pays tribute to WWI fallen heroes

By Chi Jingyi | People's Daily app

16:49, November 11, 2017


Glistening Notre Dame under cloudy dark night, chalk and cheese with the historical site in day light. (Photo by Wu Yiwen)

A spectacular light-and-sound show, Queen of Hearts, is being held on the famous façade of the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, in memory of World War I heroes, and to celebrate the Gothic architecture’s historical significance in medieval France.


(Photo by Wu Yiwen)

The cathedral, on the Île de la Cité and built between 1163 and 1257 in Paris, is the venue for the November 8 -11 event.  


Official poster of Queen of hearts. (Photo:



(Photo by Wu Yiwen)

Artistic director Bruno Seillier, whose oeuvre has mesmerized visitors in the past, is the guiding force behind Queen of Hearts. 



Notre Dame covered by green leaves, symbolizing stagnancy and solitude during the war. (Photo: by Wu Yiwen)

The event seeks to demonstrate the incredible history of the cathedral, through the lens of the tragedy of WWI, and pays homage to the American soldiers who valiantly fought in France to keep the universal spirit of peace and brotherhood alive.


The interior of the cathedrale with flashing lights, instead of sunshine through the stained glass. (Photo: by Wu Yiwen)

Notre Dame covered by red velvet - power of the king. (Photo: by Wu Yiwen)

Religious stories.  (Photo: by Wu Yiwen)

(Photo by Wu Yiwen)

(Photo by Wu Yiwen)

(Photo by Wu Yiwen)

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