A Unique Journey to Notre-Dame de Paris

On April 15, 2019, the world witnessed as Notre-Dame de Paris was nearly destroyed in a devastating fire.
As the tragedy unfolded, people began sharing memories of the cathedral with photos and videos. Others were able to relive their memories virtually through Assassin’s Creed Unity, the video game.
Ubisoft has been collaborating with historians for years, meticulously collecting data and testimonials to build Notre-Dame in-game. Based on this 3D model, Ubisoft created a VR tour of Notre-Dame so people can get back to the cathedral and discover point-of-views that were inaccessible to the public, or elements of architecture that were destroyed by the fire, including the famous spire!

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Mélanie de Riberolles


Director: Mélanie de Riberolles
Producer: Frederic Siess
Production Designer: Yann Beaufils
Sound Designer: Joan Trenchs
Music: Ubisoft
Additional Credits: Animators: Simon Meunier Sovann Tath, 3D Artist: Yann Beaufils, Narrative Designer: Jérôme Collette, Programming: Flavien Birette, Marketing & Business: Melanie de Riberolles, Communication: Jules Duchon-Doris


Public Film Contact
Mélanie de Riberolles
Ubisoft International
Publicity Contact
Mélanie de Riberolles
+33 148183374
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Genre: Documentary
Screening in: Virtual Cinema Program
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema Competition
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Country: France
Runtime: 4 mins