We asked some of our religious friends to comment:
Jew: Well, it's certainly a place that I find very kosher.
Hindu: For me, it's something of a sacred cow.
Anglican: It's been a centre for the Church of England since A.D. 597. (Oops, that last one's almost genuine. See below.)
An entry for the David Lammy prize for religious knowledge.
Buddhist: I go there to listen to the sound of one hand clapping.
Muslim: Well, if the mountain will not come to Mahomet, then we have to go there ourselves.
Whatever else goes on there, it is rumoured that Catholics are also interested in Notre Dame. However, the New York Times is still a little hazy about the "body of Christ".
Journalism at its finest.
By the way, for those who missed the reference above to David Lammy MP, here it is again.
If Notre Dame's smoke is anything to go by, the next pope will have grey skin.