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Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Quick facts

Notre-Dame de Paris (‘Our Lady of Paris’) or Notre Dame Cathedral, is a medieval Catholic cathedral, located on the Île de la Cité, in the 4th arrondissement of Paris.

It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and it is regarded one of French Gothic architecture’s finest examples.

It was built over almost two centuries, from 1163 until 1345, when it was inaugurated.

It is one of the most important landmarks of Paris, known for distinguished style colorful rose windows, double bell towers and world’s biggest church organs.

Unfortunate events from April, 2019 that led to fire engulfing roof of the cathedral, have left significant damage to this unique landmark, but thanks to many donations from around the world and determined preservation and restoration efforts, it will hopefully be restored to its original state.

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Top hotels near Notre Dame Cathedral

Hotel Dupond-Smith

Hotel Dupond-Smith

Hôtel Dupond-Smith is situated in central Paris, in the Marais district. It provides separately decorated rooms with characteristics of design. There is free Wi-Fi throughout and a 15-minute walk from the Louvre Museum.

Hôtel D'Aubusson

Hôtel D’Aubusson

Hôtel D'Aubusson is a private mansion dating back to the 17th century is located in the Latin Quarter, 350 meters from Odéon Metro Station. A jazz bar and an interior courtyard with a fountain are available at the luxurious hotel.

Relais Christine

Relais Christine

Set in a 17th-century mansion in the core of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Relais Christine is a boutique hotel just 700 meters from the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. It has a garden of 150 m2 and provides free WiFi, a spa and a gym....

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Interesting facts about Notre Dame Cathedral

Here are some interesting facts about this amazing historical landmark:

  • Victor Hugo’s novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, made this cathedral globally famous.
  • Although they look like twin towers, the north tower is slightly larger than the south one, as they were built in different times.
  • During the 18th century, the cathedral was used as a warehouse.

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Last Updated on July 21, 2022 by Tours Editor @