Notre Dame de Paris

"Our Lady of Paris"

History

The construction of the Notre Dame started in 1163, nearly 850 years ago! Seeing as how gigantic and beautiful the cathedral is, it took about 200 years of on and off repairs and such to complete construction. Many coronations and royal weddings have taken place in the cathedral, like the coronation of Henry VI. During the French Revolution, the Notre Dame was looted and severely damaged, and repairs were not made until the 1800's. The beautification of Joan of Ark also took place here. Underneath the cathedral is also an ancient crypt. This amazing structure has taken too much part in history to ignore!