Beautiful medieval Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was devastating fire yesterday during the repair. The spire and much of the roof was unfortunately lost, but fortunately, the rest of the building remained intact.
President macron has promised to rebuild and restore the favorite Cathedral. But while that happens, it is likely to be partially or completely unavailable.
Fortunately, you can use the power of virtual reality to visit Notre Dame, not even leaving the room.
TARGO 360° Documentary
TARGO — French company for the production of the video with the effect of immersion. Just two months ago they released an 8-minute 360-degree documentary about the Notre Dame Cathedral.
The documentary focuses on the current “Abbot-Archpriest” of the Cathedral, and also covers its history. The camera leads you to any corner of Notre Dame, even on top of one of the towers.
TARGO video can be viewed on various platforms of virtual reality and video providers:
- Oculus Go / Gear VR: search “the Man behind Notre Dame” in the main menu
- PlayStation VR: use the app YouTube VR app is WITHIN the app or LittleStar
- PC VR: use the app YouTube VR app is WITHIN the app or LittleStar
Google Earth VR
Google Earth VR uses a combination of satellite and aerial photography and 3D scanning highly detailed digital recreation of the real world. One of the cities with full detail is Paris. Google Earth VR lets you scale the world as you like, and to physically move it in virtual reality.
Google Earth VR is available for free on Oculus Rift and SteamVR .
You can find Notre Dame in Google Earth VR by opening the main menu and clicking the search icon at the bottom. Just find Notre Dame and select it.
Less obvious way to see the Cathedral — in the title of 2016 Ubisoft’s Eagle Flight. You fly like an eagle in the first person with a simple goal to build its nest at the highest point, which you can find among the overgrown ruins of Paris in the distant future. The first socket is located at the Notre Dame Cathedral.