Notre Dame organ has survived the fire

Despite the great fire that destroyed a large part of Notre Dame on Monday, the historic organ of the cathedral is safe.

The information was confirmed by the deputy mayor of Paris, Emmanuel Gregoire, and by the organist of the cathedral, Vincent Dubois, who said that now the precious instrument should be disassembled to keep it safe until the roof is stable.

The Notre Dame organ was built in the 1730s by Francois Thierry, with 8,000 pipes. The number of pipes was doubled in the 1860s by Aristide Cavaille-Coll, after whom the organ is named.