NOTRE DAME IS ON FIRE?! - Notre Dame de Paris fire livestream

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Published on Apr 15, 2019
I don't know what's happening yet but I'm sprinting to get there. EDIT: As far as I heard, no one was hurt - everyone was successfully evacuated from the fire. The roof was all that had collapsed as far as I'd seen - it looked like it was resting on top of the interior stone ceiling, so I'm hopeful. I was already planning on spending tomorrow in the 4th arrondissement, so we'll see what things look like from the ground in the morning. Thanks for all of the kind words everyone, and feel free to report the trolls through the night if you don't mind (it'll be ban central around here for a while) - forgive the standard details content below. I'm headed to bed ☹ Help me make better videos at and then find me on the internet in all of the usual spots: Grab my guide to Paris here: More swag here: (shirts and hat) (my gear and books) (Disposable Camera Four digital scans) Follow me here: Music by: My name is Jay Swanson - I'm an American writer living in Paris on an artist visa and hoping to make the city of light my home base - at least for the foreseeable future. I write science-fiction and fantasy, vlog daily, and love pizza a little too much. Links below to Amazon are affiliate links - meaning if you click through them and buy something, I'll get some pennies. Thanks! (The FTC wants me to tell you that up front) FAQ: How long have you lived in France? On and off for over two years. What do you miss most about ho- NACHOS You're always talking about living on some ship. WHAT SHIP? - I made a "Draw My Life" video that explains a lot here: Where are you from originally? - Pullman, Washington - a small university/agricultural town near Idaho (and yes, the potatoes are amazing). What do you film with? - I've made a lot of changes recently, but I try to keep my gear list up to date if you want to see what I use and buy some for yourself: What do you edit with? - Adobe Premiere - it's pretty much all I've ever used since high school. Aren't you ever freaked out by leaving your camera behind to film yourself? - Yep. But not too badly - I tend to be careful when I do. Why are you living in #Paris? - Because I've always wanted to; I feel at home here: Do you speak French? Oui. You talk a lot about the books you're working on, what are they about? - They're sci-fi (and fantasy) and I've got a decent pitch for you here: Do you make money off YouTube? - Ha, no. I wish. It took me over 500 videos to make my first total $100 off adsense. I think it will slowly change, but VERY slowly. I really enjoy your videos, how can I support you? - The easiest and best way to support me is through Patreon, where you can pitch in as little as $1/mo to help me make better videos: I don't trust this Patreon thing - can I just paypal you? - Here's my ko-fi if that's your thing (and coffee is your game): But I want to send you something tangible! - I do have a wishlist on Amazon, though it's a bit complicated with the international shipping situation. This is the US one: And here's the French wishlist: Thanks for watching!☹️


Victoria Porter
Victoria Porter:
Holy crap....I saw this and about cried! It’s such a beautiful place, I cannot believe it. 💔
It hurts so much to watch all those videos, especially the spire falling down. 😭
OH Yeh!
OH Yeh!:
Religious or not - this sad to see because it’s a treasure to the world. Built in the 12th century 1160AD
Heart Breaking
This is distressing
Thanks Jay for covering this.
my heart ripped to pieces man.... one of the three towers collapsed....
The Mitchells
The Mitchells:
So sad and depressing. I visited Notre Dame last summer and this is heart breaking.
Hazel Hoyte
Hazel Hoyte:
Thanks for the livestream, that was evidently difficult for you. I just wanted to cry.
Frenchie Francophile
Frenchie Francophile:
This is absolutely terrible I was just there today my heart is breaking.
Rachel Wood
Rachel Wood:
I'm in tears. I literally cannot believe it
Tommy Kerr
Tommy Kerr:
Jay...I know you loved Notre showed it in almost all you videos...this is a sad day for you, the world and Paris.
Allison Memmler
Allison Memmler:
So devastating. The video of the spire falling?? Like a gut punch. Je suis si triste pour Paris. 💔
I hope everyone was safe there.. I was planning on attending Easter mass there.
Tina Mar
Tina Mar:
It is heartbreaking 💔 so so sad! Last year I visited the cathedrale thanks to your recommandations Jay! Thank you for sharing this news!🙏🏻
Trevor Valdez
Trevor Valdez:
Awful. Just awful. There aren't sufficient words to express how terrible this is. I hope they put it out as quickly as possible to limit the damage. :(
Sophie Sadeghi
Sophie Sadeghi:
OMG ‼️unbelievable
I am watching it live and I am speechless 😶
Just bought my ticket to go Paris in this morning, gonna be my first visit. I was so excited to see Notre Dame, this really sucks.
Lori Kenepp
Lori Kenepp:
I'm close to tears. I can't believe this has happened. To survive this many years and to have this happen now. I climbed to the bell tower 30 years ago and was hoping to see it again in Sept. My heart is with the French people.
Livingmybest today
Livingmybest today:
This is sooo tragic..i was just there in February
Nebulous Fumes
Nebulous Fumes:
Such a tragedy... Was really looking foreward on visiting it someday :(
First the Twin Towers now Norte Dame...two historic places that existed in my lifetime that I will never be able to visit. So sad 😞
mary allen
mary allen:
God Bless YOU, Jay for going there and sharing this horrific tragedy with us! Thank you so very much. I appreciate YOU!!
Tako Yaki
Tako Yaki:
I can't believe this. It must be so tragic to see in person. I visited the cathedral twice last summer and it was a beautiful experience. My heart goes out to the French.
Amaya Strata
Amaya Strata:
Devastating for Paris. Desole. If there is a fund raiser established by Notre dame please let us know.
Free-fly BE
Free-fly BE:
It's Easter Week:(
Oh my goodness no!! ItMs still going. That beautiful cathedral, full of history in flames. Im honestly in tears
Lizette smith
Lizette smith:
I'm so sorry for this Jay. I've been watching your vlogs for months now and we are excited to be coming to Paris this Fall. This is heart breaking. The whole world will help you rebuild.
Let us know if there is a place we can donate to help rebuild. This is just devastating, my heart is broken.
Jennifer Apodaca
Jennifer Apodaca:
My heart breaks to see this happen. I cried watching it on CNN. Almost a thousand years of history gone in a few hours. I’m just incredibly thankful that I got to be inside that beautiful cathedral twice in my life. All I can think of is the feeling I had standing there 13 years ago and seeing the sun come through the stained glass. I wanted to take my husband and daughter to see it so badly for our vacation there in a few weeks. Hopefully we can still see the facade and exterior, but my heart is truly broken to see this happening. Thank you so much for doing a great job at vlogging inside Notre Dame recently to show its beauty to us.
Robert Rico
Robert Rico:
I have been watching you videos for a couple of weeks. You dropped everything to go cover this. New subscriber. Thank you.
* inrayo *
* inrayo *:
C'est très dur pour nous cet incendie c'est un symbole si important dans notre pays !!! 😢
Zainab Syed
Zainab Syed:
This is so sad 😞 I was really looking forward to visiting it next week. Hope your ok Jay.
Tony Castle
Tony Castle:
Stop freaking out people, the structure is fine, the artifacts are fine and they will rebuild it.
Sydney Mottershead
Sydney Mottershead:
We were at Notre Dame from the start, absolutely horrific to watch, couldn’t hold back tears as the spire fell
Thank you for sharing this footage. It's devastating
Susana Martin
Susana Martin:
Jay, thank you for covering this tragedy for us. I can't believe that some 'people' are gloating. This is heart breaking!
Barbara Bidot Cherico
Barbara Bidot Cherico:
My heart breaks 😓. Jay, thank you for covering this. I am with you and all of France on this sad, sad day. This is painful to watch. I am fortunate that I had the chance to see it in November and it was an experience I will never forget. #prayforparis
Erin Houlihan
Erin Houlihan:
Thanks for livestreaming Jay. Appreciate it and so sorry for all of Paris 💔 🗼
Jill G
Jill G:
So sad to see this! Such an iconic worldly treasure lost.
Joe Brouillard
Joe Brouillard:
My heart goes out to you and your beloved city...
Dominique With A QUE
Dominique With A QUE:
So very sad! I was just in Paris last week. I’m so glad I got to see this beautiful building!
Thank you for doing this. I much prefer news done this way rather than the orchestrated stuff on news
Michelle N Forrest
Michelle N Forrest:
Devastating. Thank you, Jay, for covering this. We are heartbroken as we know most of the world is. Sending you virtual hugs. 💔
Roxane Meunier
Roxane Meunier:
So so sad to watch. No words.
Thankyou Jay for the live stream 🙏🏼❤️
Christy Raynolds
Christy Raynolds:
Our thoughts are with Parisiennes in this devastatingly sad time, so sorry for this loss❤️
Thank you for sharing this. I'm feeling sick watching the news coverage. I was just there two weeks ago thanks in part to your videos. So sad.
Helen Helen
Helen Helen:
Thank you for streaming.
Here in New Zealand sending thoughts and love.
I'm in tears with much of the rest of the world. This is a horribly tragic loss. I do believe the French have the ingenuity, determination and resilience to remake it. That is the only consolation right now. Thanks for your coverage.
Carlos Ortiz
Carlos Ortiz:
Such a Beautiful work of art, I'm glad I was able to experience it..
Mr. Nobody
Mr. Nobody:
It's probably caused by all the nappies burning??
I genuinely hope no one was hurt though.
Uili Fecteau
Uili Fecteau:
So sad, I was there yesterday afternoon around 1pm with my wife and kids. So beautiful inside. Unbelievable loss.