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Cathédrale Notre-Dame

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Notre-Dame de Paris (French: [nɔtʁə dam də paʁi]; meaning "Our Lady of Paris"), also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and is among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world. The naturalism of its sculptures and stained glass are in contrast with earlier Romanesque architecture.
As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris, currently Cardinal André Vingt-Trois. The cathedral treasury contains a reliquary which houses some of Catholicisms most important relics, including the purported Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Cross, and one of the Holy Nails.
In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration in the radical phase of the French Revolution when much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. An extensive restoration supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc began in 1845. A project of further restoration and maintenance began in 1991.


Architecture

The Notre-Dame de Paris was among the first buildings in the world to use the flying buttress. The building was not originally designed to include the flying buttresses around the choir and nave but after the construction began, the thinner walls grew ever higher and stress fractures began to occur as the walls pushed outward.

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6 Parvis Notre-Dame, Paris / ile-de-France / FR,
France, 75004.
Website - http://www.notredamedeparis.fr /spip.php?rubrique2
Telephone - 01 42 34 56 10
Email - info@cathedraledeparis.com

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    Posted by - Jamey Campbell | 1 year ago

    Absolutely stunning! Very cool history, and is worth the wait. Wasn't able to get tickets to the bell tower, but if you like that kind of thing it sounded like everyone was happy. We went right around

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    Posted by - R. W. | 1 year ago

    Beautiful place with far more spirituality than the Vatican which is completely commercialized. Inside this cathedral, you will see people lighting candles at various stations, and respect given in th

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    Posted by - Beth Copeland | 1 year ago

    Without a doubt you must visit here if you are in Paris. Even if you aren't Catholic or Christian, the historical significance is with the trip. Entrance is free but I'd suggest the audio tour. It pro

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    Posted by - Bill Dinger | 1 year ago

    The Cathedral itself is free to enter and gorgeous. The lines can be long ish in the summer, but in the off season no more than 10-15 minutes. The audio tour was quite good (5 Euro) and I'd suggest it

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    Posted by - Mo C | 1 year ago

    Definitely a must see Paris attraction. There was a pretty long line to get in. However it went very fast. If you have someone with you that is requiring special assistance go to the exit door and the

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    Posted by - Michael Romero | 1 year ago

    This cathedral is so impressive and I'm not a fan of gothic architecture. The outside has such spectacular detail, I spent more time visiting the outside than the inside. Inside it is dark and mystic,

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    Posted by - Tomas Havranek | 1 year ago

    The church is worth seeing just for the size on it's own. The cathedral blew me away with it's height and altogether architecture. It's an iconic sight to behold with your own eyes. The inside has man

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    Posted by - Emil Stoyanov | 1 year ago

    One of the important places that you should visit if you are in Paris. The cathedral is one of the top 5 city landmarks and one of the top 3 most famous in the world. Very beautiful... Must see!

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    Posted by - Xiaoxuan Wu | 1 year ago

    It looks really beautiful, but it's not too different from any other Gothic church. If you only go to one church in Paris, this is definitely the one you should go to. The church is free, but there's

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    Posted by - Shirley Yeung | 1 year ago

    Definitely worth while to visit while you're here in Paris. There are some amazing stained glass art here. Long queues if you go during peak tourist season. You have the opportunity to go up as wel