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Friday, June 24, 2011

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris (The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris)

The Notre Dame in Paris is a Gothic Catholic Cathedral which houses the official chair of the Archbishop of Paris. The cathedral is a wonderful example of French Gothic architecture. The cathedral is one of the first buildings in the world to use arched exterior supports called as flying buttress. Though the cathedral suffered lot of desecration during the French revolution (1790s), extensive renovation saw it being restored to its original Gothic state.






There is a statue of Charles the Great outside the Cathedral.


The cathedral is open daily from 7:45 am to 6:45 pm (7:15 pm on Saturdays and Sundays) and the entrance is free of charge. If you wish to visit the Cathedral Tower and the Treasury, there is a small entrance fee.



Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
6 Parvis Notre-Dame
Place Jean-Paul II
75004 Paris
Phone: +33 (0)1 42 34 56 10.

Inside the cathedral



Lovely rendition inside the cathedral






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