Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris


Introduction
Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris) is situated on a small island in the river Seine called Île de la Cité. It is a Roman Catholic Marian cathedral in French Gothic style. Marian means that it is dedicated to the virgin Mary.
Construction began in 1163 but it was not fully finished until 1345. It measures 128 by 69m and is also 69m tall.

Visiting
You can see the location on my Paris map. Entrance to Notre Dame is free and there are 90 minute guided tours in English at noon on Wednesday, 2pm on Thursday and 2.30pm on Saturday. You can ascend the north tower though it costs 8.50 Euros and you are likely to queue for quite sometime. You can jump the queue though if you are on this walking tour.

Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris  in Paris France
Most of my Paris photos were taken in January 2013. The above picture though comes from my 2008 visit because there is now a dirty great viewing stand in the way! Unless you have an ultra wide angle lens this type of photo is now impossible.



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More of George's Notre Dame photos

Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris  in Paris France
Photo taken from Promenade Maurice Carême to the south west
Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris  in Paris France
The Rear of Notre Dame at night.
Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris  in Paris France
The nave measuring 12 by 60m.
Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris  taken from  Rue du Cloître-Notre-Dame in Paris France
Rue du Cloître-Notre-Dame. Spot the policeman sheltering from the rain.  They patrol the cathedral 24 hours a day.
Notre Dame nave and altar with it's Pieta in Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris  in Paris France
Notre Dame altar with it's Pieta. This is the depiction of Mary cradling the dead Jesus.
Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris  in Paris France
View from 2008 which is now blocked by some modern structure.
Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris  in Paris France
Looking across the Seine from the south.
Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris  in Paris France
The nave and one of many statues.
Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris  in Paris France
Taken from Place Jean-Paul II to the north.
Notre Dame nave and altar with it's Pieta in  Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris  in Paris France
Notre Dame nave and altar with it's Pieta.
Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris  in Paris France
This is the south rose window. It was constructed in 1290.
Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris  in Paris France
Notre Dame Cathedral / Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris  in Paris France
A statue of Mary and a young Jesus.

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