Witness to key historical events over hundreds of years, Notre-Dame – one of France’s most famous and most visited landmarks – must now be rebuilt following a damaging fire.
Widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris (‘Our Lady of Paris’) – more commonly known simply as Notre-Dame – is one of the most widely recognized symbols both of Paris and France, and welcomes around 12 million people every year.
Situated on the Île de la Cité in Paris’ 4th arrondissement, Notre-Dame took nearly two centuries to fully complete after her first stone was laid in 1163.
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