For over 850 years, Notre-Dame de Paris survived the French Revolution, two world wars, terror threats and pollution.
But on Monday the historic Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames and nearly destroyed.
It is not yet clear how the fire at Notre Dame started. French officials have not said it was due to arson.
But what is clear is that hundreds of French churches have come under attack in the just the last year.
According to the UK Sun 875 French churches were vandalized just last year.