The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Episode 181

Notre Dame Cathedral: hunchback of notre dame episodeReady for a refresher on the story of the Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo? This is the episode that will have you see the Cathedral in a whole new light!

Transcript and Photos for Episode 181: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

This is the transcript page for the Join Us in France episode about the Hunchback of Notre Dame. How much do you remember about the story of the Hunchback? Ready for a refresher before you go visit Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris? This is it!

Show Notes for Episode 181: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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