Notre-Dame De Paris Cathedral
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It is the starting point for most visits in Paris. The cathedral is situated between the two river banks. It was built in the middle-ages. Its construction started in 1163 to end in 1334. Its choir was consecrated in 1182.
History : All religious and political events were celebrated in its walls; the first Te Deum after Philippe August victories, the Crown of Thorns which King Louis had brought back, the opening of the first Etats Généraux by Philippe Le Bel.
The Cathedral history will now be from there on, become one of France. From the 17th and 18th Centuries, Notre-Dame welcomed all important events to celebrate his Royal Highness’s victories and funeral services.
In order to accomplish Louis XIII’s wish, Louis XIV replaced the gothic choir with a baroque style choir.
The Bastille assault was celebrated with a Te Deum, then the revolutionaries beheaded the famous portrait statues and also the ones from the King Gallery. When Napoleon was crowned on
December 2nd 1804, Notre-Dame Cathedral, which was almost falling into decay, hidden behind gilding and hangings sheltered, however, the Emperor Coronation.
It was saved from demolition after Victor Hugo’s campaign in favor of its restoration. Viollet-Leduc (architect) was in charge of supervising its restoration which took 23 years between 1841 and 1864. The cathedral houses the largest French organ.