Notre Dame cathedral
World-famous cathedral thanks to Victor Hugo’s book « The hunchback of Notre Dame », with Quasimodo and Esmeralda, it is the most visited monument of the capital. Built more than 850 years ago, in Early Gothic style, it was dedicated to the Virgin. Outstanding rose windows, cross-ribbed vault, elegant statues and flying buttresses caracterise this building. Ransacked during the French Revolution, a major renovation started, supervised by architect Viollet-le-Duc in 1845.
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Closed for renovation at the moment.
No guided tour is possible inside, until further information. According to recent news, the square in front is expected to re-open in 2020.
My favorite monuments
Join me to visit some of my favourite monuments of Paris. The Opera Garnier has an unbelievable architecture and it keeps fascinating me.
The Pere Lachaise cemetery is really a place to stroll around, to discover its amazing statues and graves. Its quiet alleys surrounded by old trees, are full of charm.
Basilica of Saint Denis is a delightful monument, where you can appreciate the most important number of recumbent medieval statues and the first example of the gothic style in France.