|NOTRE DAME DE PARIS
Notre-Dame cathedral is located on the Cité island and surrounded by the Seine river, Notre-Dame is a flagship in the Parisian landscape and provides a magnificent view of the city from the top of its towers.
Bishop Maurice de Sully started the construction in 1163. The Cathedral was to be built in the new gothic style and had to reflect Paris's status as the capital of the Kingdom France. It took until 1345 before the cathedral was completed, partly because the design was enlarged during construction. The result is an overwhelming building, 130m long with two 69 meters tall towers. The spire, which reaches 90m, was added in the 19th century by Viollet-le-Duc.
The portals are topped by the famous KingsGallery composed of 28 statues representing the kings of Juda and Israël. Above, there is the unique rose window of 10 metres in diameter. The towers are 69 metres high and when you reach the top (allowed and not free), you have a fantastic view on the capital. The archaeological crypt under the square is one of the biggest in Europe with its Gallo-Roman foundations ! On the square , you can see several acrobats but the place keeps being famous for everyone because of Victor Hugos books and above all « Notre-Dame de Paris »
Place du Parvis de Notre-Dame, Paris 4e
How to get there
Metro line 4 : Cité, St-Michel
RER B or C : St-Michel
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