Notre-Dame Cathedral - Notre-Dame Cathedral information and pictures
- Notre Dame de Paris (Our Lady) is located on the Île de la Cité
, a small island on the river Seine in the heart of Paris
. Île de la Cité is where the first people in Paris have settled in 250 BC.
A prominent landmark Notre-Dame is a perfect example of Gothic architecture. The Construction of Notre-Dame took 2 centuries and began in 1163 by Pope Alexander III and ended in 1345.
Notre-Dame is a majestic cathedral long 130 m (430ft) and 69 meters (228 ft) high. At the east end the cathedral has flying buttresses with span 15 m (50 ft). The south majestic rose window which is 13 meters high (43ft) still has some original stained glass from 13th century depicting Christ and the 12 Apostles. Notre-Dame offers spectacular view of Paris and if you climb up the 387 steps you will see the famous Gargoyles that adorn the cathedral. The spire which was designed by Viollet-de-Duc is 15m (50ft) high.
In the nineteenth century Notre Dame was in a very bad shape and Victor Hugo made a petition to save the cathedral from disrepair while he wrote his novel the The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
Where is Notre Dame de Paris
: Île de la Cité, arrondissement 4
How to get to Notre Dame
: By Metro line 4, Cité station.
: Daily from 8 AM – 6 PM.
Notre Dame Cathedral, flying buttresses, Paris
Notre Dame Cathedral, Rose window, Paris
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