Notre-Dame Cathedral Paris
The Notre-Dame Cathedral is an iconic monument in Paris. It draws millions of visitors each year!
Notre-Dame was built between 1163 and 1345, initially under the reign of Louis VII. It has undergone many changes through the times.
Major renovations took place during the 19th century. They were due to vandalism during the revolution.
Victor Hugo participated in the survival of the building when the novel Notre-Dame de Paris was published. It was a huge success and is now a classic in French literature.
Thus, King Louis Philippe I and his government entrusted the works to two architects, Jean-Baptiste Lassus and Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. The latter was left alone to accomplish the work alone when Lassus died in 1857.
Fortunately, Notre-Dame didn’t suffer any damage during the two World Wars. Recently, the stained glasses of the nave have been renewed by the master stained glass maker Jacques Le Chevalier. The organ was also restored. Other works took place, such as the cleaning of the western facade or the association of the choir with the nave for celebrations.
On the occasion of Notre Dame de Paris 2013 and its 850 anniversary, other renovation projects have been planned.
With nearly 20 million visitors per year, Notre Dame is the most visited French monument.
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Notre-Dame Cathedral - Paris
6 Parvis Notre-Dame
Place Jean-Paul II
Phone: +33 1 42 34 56 10
For more information, visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral website.