Notre-Dame as it appears on the in-game map.
|Location||Île de la Cité, Paris|
Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris), is a cathedral located in Paris. Standing on the Île de la Cité in the middle of the River Seine, the church stands opposite the Conciergerie and can be seen from the banks of the river.
Notre-Dame is situated on the fortified Île de la Cité, behind several tall fences topped with barbed wire. It shares many visual similarities with its real-life counterpart, though in-game the bell towers have windows covering the openings where the belfries are situated. A viewpoint is present upon the northern tower. Prior to the liberation of the zone, the cathedral has numerous metallic platforms and walkways joining the two towers. These Nazi additions are removed upon the restoration of the Will to Fight in the area.
The island upon which Notre-Dame stands is connected to the mainland by four bridges, providing access to all 3 zones of the city. Each one of these checkpoints is manned by several Nazi guards, and the island itself features a heavy presence of patrolling guards.
Events of the Saboteur
The Cathedral is given particular focus during the mission "Needs of the Few... Or the One", as Sean must infiltrate the island to rescue Veronique, who has been imprisoned at the Conciergerie and is due to be executed in the square facing Notre-Dame. Sean is able to hijack a zeppelin docked nearby, after which it flies over Notre-Dame.
Sean is then able to descend the catwalks between the bell towers and acquire a sniper rifle, with a perfect vantage point over the square. After sniping the executioner, Sean then slides down a cable connecting the church to the Conciergerie and joins up with Veronique. Bryman then manages to drive a truck through the checkpoints onto the square, picking up both Sean and Veronique. The trio then make their escape while pursued by Nazi forces, leaving Notre-Dame and the island behind.