"The most..." Notre Dame de Paris Tip by Lilasel

Notre Dame de Paris, Paris: 65 reviews and 75 photos


Favorite thing: No other building epitomizes the history of Paris more than Notre-Dame.The first stone was laid in 1163, marking the start of two centuries of toil by armies of Gothic architects and medieval craftsmen.

A few facts:
* 387 steps lead to the top of the south tower, where the famous Emmanuel bell is housed
* The spire, designed by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century, soars to a height of 90 m (295 ft)
* Spectacular flying buttresses at the east end of the cathedral have a span of 15 m (50 ft)
* The south facade (Rose) window, with its central depiction of Christ, is an impressive 13 m (43 ft) high.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 5, 2005
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