History and visit the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris cathedral is the most famous in the world and is part of the World Heritage. It is placed in the fourth arrondissement of Paris on the Place du Parvis Notre Dame. The design of this miracle was made by Maurice de Sully. This building belongs to the Catholic Archdiocese of Paris.
The construction of this cathedral took a long time because it was built during two centuries. It dates from the Middle Ages from the thirteenth to the fourteenth century. This cathedral is Gothic. The extent of construction explains the contrast of style as the cathedral Notre Dame de Paris has a primitive character and Gothic Gothic character.
This cathedral has several sculptures of Roman gods, Roman soldiers, Gallic deities, various animals. It has the largest rosettes Europe measuring 13 meters in diameter. This cathedral has inspired the writer Victor Hugo’s famous novel “Notre Dame de Paris” especially those gargoyles, towers, bells and boom.
The main facade of the cathedral is very impressive with three galleries: gallery of kings, and the columns of the virgin and child. Gallery of kings has twenty-eight statues measuring 4.5m each and designate the kings of France Childebert to Philip Augustus. The gallery of the virgin characterized by the presence of the Virgin and Child flanked by two angels. The gallery of the column is dominated by thirty-four columns of colossal height.
The Notre dame de paris was affected by the French Revolution. The architect Viollet-le-Duc began a restoration between 1844 and 1864. Previously nonexistent elements are introduced into the cathedral by the architect.
Transfer to Notre Dame de Paris
When you land in Paris, feel free to travel by private shuttle with driver to reach Notre Dame Cathedral from CGD airport. This monument in Paris is located in the heart of Paris. It is situated 20 km from Orly airport, 24 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 80 km from the airport of Beauvais.