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Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Quick facts about Notre Dame Cathedral

  • Name: Notre Dame Cathedral​, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Built: 1345
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Type of attraction: Cathedral
  • Ticket price: Free entrance, guided tours from 10 Euro ($12)

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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Interesting facts about Notre Dame Cathedral

  • 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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