Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

One of the most famous cathedrals in the world, this 12th-century Gothic beauty is a must-see for its historical importance and magnificent art.

Holly Hayes

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248450
Names
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Notre Dame Cathedral
Lists
World Heritage Site
Categories
cathedral
church
Affiliations
Christianity
Roman Catholicism
Styles
Gothic
medieval

Visitor & Contact Information

Address
Paris
Coordinates
48.8530000° N, 2.3498000° E
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Timeline

528

Construction of the first Notre Dame Cathedral

1163

Construction begins on Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

1178

Construction continues at Notre Dame Cathedral

19 May 1182

Consecration of Notre Dame Cathedral

1190

Construction of west facade of Notre Dame Cathedral up to rose window

1537

James V of Scotland marries Madeleine of France in Paris

1771

Central portal of Notre Dame partially dismantled for a procession

1793

Notre Dame plundered and re-dedicated to Reason during the French Revolution

2 Dec 1804

Coronation of Napoleon

26 Aug 1944

Thanksgiving service for liberated Paris in Notre Dame Cathedral

10 more events →

Bibliography

  1. The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture. Oxford University Press, USA, 2012, pp. 575-80.
  2. Gray-Durant, Delia. Blue Guide Paris. Blue Guide, 2006, pp. 24-30.
  3. Official Website of Notre Dame Cathedral. Web. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. <http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/>
  4. Hugo, Victor. Notre-Dame de Paris . Oxford University Press, USA, 1999.
  5. Erlande-Brandenburg, Alain. Notre-Dame de Paris. Abradale Press / Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1999.
  6. Camille, Michael. The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame: Medievalism and the Monsters of Modernity. University Of Chicago Press, 2009.
  7. Viollet-le-Duc, Eugene-Emmanuel. Designs and Ornaments from the Chapels of Notre Dame . Dover Publications, 2011.