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Notre-Dame de Paris

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Notre-Dame de Paris, (French for "Our Lady of Paris," meaning the church in Paris dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus) often known simply as Notre-Dame, is a gothic cathedral on the Ile de la Cité in Paris, France.

some rough notes:

Notre-Dame Cathedral
seen from the River Seine.

Larger version

  • construction: 1163-1345, began during the reign of Louis VII.
  • road distances to Paris are measured from the front of the cathedral.
  • underwent restoration in 19th century: Eugene Viollet-le-Duc

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Notre-Dame de Paris (published in English as The Hunchback of Notre Dame) is a novel by Victor Hugo about a fictional bell-ringer of the cathedral. It has been made into several movies and musicals.



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