Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Ile de la Cite, 1er

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Ile de la Cite, 1er

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Ile de la Cite, 1er

More than 600,000 tourists climb the 367 stairs of the Notre Dame towers every year. Most enjoy the panoramic vistas of Paris and the famous gargoyles. However, over 30 people have committed suicide by jumping from its towers in the last century. Some deaths coming from these jumps do not only involve the jumper, but occasionally unsuspecting tourists below. The first drama of this kind happened on October 3, 1964, when a 37-year old French woman jumped onto an American visitor from the 49 meters high “tour de ronde platform.” On August 7, 1983, a woman jumped and landed on a Canadian tourist killing her instantly. The same scenario again on June 26, 1989 when a man jumped from one of the towers and fell on a 13 year old girl who was waiting to enter the cathedral.