Roses have been laid near Notre-Dame-de Paris Cathedral a day after a fire devastated the cathedral in central Paris on April 16, 2019.

Losing Notre Dame Cathedral feels personal to people all over the world

Updated 4:29 PM ET, Tue April 16, 2019

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(CNN)The world watched on Monday as a fire engulfed the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, causing the collapse of the cathedral's iconic spire and the destruction of its roof structure, which dated back to the 13th century.

Travelers from all over the world shared cherished memories of their visits to one of the most beloved religious structures in the world with CNN. Here are their stories.
Hilts said this was her mother's last trip.