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What to know about the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

 
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added on 30th of April, 2009

The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most recognized historic monuments in France. It is located on Ile de la Cite, its construction began in 1163 and lasted until 1250. The Notre Dame Cathedral is considered the darkest gothic style cathedral. The building is 130 m long, 35 m in height, 45 m wide, has a capacity of 10 000 persons and a high 3 rows of columns decorated with paintings and sculptures.

The access to the cathedral is made by 3 huge gates beautifully decorated on both sides of the two towers patrulatere. This monument is the cathedral of the Catholic episcopate of Paris and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

 

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Paris, FranceNotre Dame Cathedral   Reaching the top would give you amazing views of Paris and take a closer look with its famous gargoyles.  It took over 180 years to build this cathedral.  Musee Picasso (Picasso Museum)   The place holds most of Picasso’s works together with his own private art collection.  Paris Opera House   This is the home of The Phantom of the Opera.  It may be small but it is very famous in the city of Paris.  Nowadays, it is being used as a venue for private functions or cultural shows.  Pere Lachaise  It is the most famous Paris cemetery as it serves as an open park due to thousands of trees.  Most famous... Read more »

 
 
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Public transportation in Paris - Aug 16, 2009, by erato
Paris is indeed an amazing city with world famous monuments and people. It is as beautiful as they say but still causes many surprises for a first-time visitor like myself.Paris - Transportation There are two different cities, one under... Read more »

Top things to do in Paris - Jun 30, 2009, by diana_ciocoiu
Paris, the capital and largest city of France, is an important cultural center of fashion, entertainment and gastronomy.The most recommended periods to visit Paris are spring and autumn. Why? Because the agreeable temperature provide better... Read more »

You will need a lot of time in Paris - Aug 27, 2009, by erato
Paris is just as beautiful as they say. The whole city, the streets, the buildings. Although, I didn't like the contrast between the old buildings and the very modern ones next to each other. The city was also extremely crowded, there... Read more »

Weather forecast for Europe - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
France - Paris Spring time is great to visit, as the city is pleasantly warm but not too hot. The southern regions are nicer in the summer time as you want to hit the beaches. Autumn can get cooler and there can be a bunch of rain. The... Read more »

The wonderful France - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
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