A large blaze inside one of France’s historic cathedrals is suspected to be arson, officials said.
The fire at Nantes’ 15th-Century gothic cathedral shattered stained glass windows and sent black smoke spewing from between its towers.
Around a hundred firefighters battled the blaze, with huge flames licking the inside of the cathedral’s facade.
The fire is thought to have broken out early on Saturday morning, and French police said they were helping with the effort to quell the flames.
Video showed smoke coming out of the front of the structure, with the stained glass window, between the two huge towers, blown out.