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Notre Dame: a place for the coronation, treasure trove and landmark

About 900 years old and of impressive dimensions: The Parisian Cathedral of Notre-Dame is one of the most important monuments of France, and closely connected w

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Notre Dame: a place for the coronation, treasure trove and landmark

About 900 years old and of impressive dimensions: The Parisian Cathedral of Notre-Dame is one of the most important monuments of France, and closely connected with the history of the country.

Notre-Dame is one of the most important landmark of Paris and one of the oldest Gothic buildings in France. The Cathedral stands on the Île de la Cité in Paris, a small island in the river Seine. Every year, millions of people visit Notre-Dame.

construction the Catholic Church was begun in 1163, its two massive towers were completed around 1245. But the building was only at the beginning of the 14th century. Century ends. Its steeple came in the 19th century. Century.

Notre-Dame-played in France's history an important role: In the Cathedral the kings were buried - including Louis XIV, Napoleon Bonaparte, settled at Notre-Dame in 1804 crowned Emperor.

in 1793 was ransacked Notre-Dame of France's Revolutionary and devastated. The building was in the middle of the 19th century. Century from the ground up and restored. With his 1831 novel "The hunchback of Notre-Dame" immortalized by Victor Hugo, the Cathedral in the literature.

dimensions of Notre Dame are impressive: the Interior of the Cathedral is 130 times 48 meters. The structure of Notre-Dame is 64 meters high. The three well-known rose window - circular glazed window with tracery - date back to the 13. Century.

weather and air pollution have added to the monument, however, over the years. In many Places the fabric of the building crumbled last. The state provided maintenance budget is not sufficient for a comprehensive refurbishment. Therefore, a fundraising campaign had been taken some time ago on the way to Fund the repair.

The biggest part of the religious and artistic treasures was rescued from the burning Parisian Cathedral of Notre-Dame. The Catholics very valuable crown of thorns and other items had been housed in the town hall of Paris.

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