History of Notre Dame
- Construction on Notre Dame began in 1163.
- The cathedral was built on top of past churches.
- It was mostly completed by the early 14th century.
- Bits and pieces have been added and removed since then, and much was destroyed during the french revolution.
- Notre Dame was one of the first Gothic cathedrals.
The interior of the cathedral is 427 by 157 feet (67,039 square feet) and the roof is 115 feet high
Located within the 4th arrondissement.
- The arches on the cathedral were not in the original design plan. They were added for support.
- After the French Revolution, Napoleon was the reason the cathedral was not destroyed.
- Notre Dame has more than 14 million people visit each year.
- The towers go up 387 steps
- The south tower contains a 13 ton bell
- Notre Dame is one of the largest religious buildings
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame was written so people would become interested in the church