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Notre Dame

Notre-Dame de Paris, or "Our Lady of Paris", is a medieval cathedral on the Île de la Cité island in the historic center of Paris.

The cathedral's construction was begun in 1160 and complete by 1260, though it was modified in the following centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered during the French Revolution and much of its religious artwork was destroyed. A major restoration took place between 1844 and 1864.
The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation.

Artwork, relics, and other antiques stored at the cathedral include the Crown of Thorns which Jesus wore prior to his crucifixion and a piece of the cross on which he was crucified, a 13th-century organ, stained-glass windows, and bronze statues of the Twelve Apostles.

While undergoing renovation and restoration, the roof of Notre-Dame caught fire on the evening of 15 April 2019 leading to the destruction of the flèche (the timber spire over the crossing) and most of the lead-covered wooden roof above the stone vaulted ceiling.
[Notre Dame, and St. Michael bridge, Paris, France]
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The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful against the Demons

The "Hours of Étienne Chevalier" is one of the most famous and lavishly illuminated manuscripts of the fifteenth century. It was painted for the treasurer of France by Jean Fouquet, court artist to kings Charle... more

Notre Dame, Paris

Bisson Frères (French, active 1852–1863)

Notre-Dame (Abside)

Édouard Baldus (French, born Prussia, 1813–1889)

Notre Dame from "La Terra, trattato popolare di geografia universale per G. Marinelli ed altri scienziati italiani, etc. [With illustrations and maps.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000665 from volume 03 of "La Terra, trattato popolare di geografia universale per G. Marinelli ed altri scienziati italiani, etc. [With illustrations and maps.]". The title a... more

Notre-Dame (façade)

Édouard Baldus (French, born Prussia, 1813–1889)

Enclosure of the Choir, At Notre Dame Paris

Ancient and modern monuments: collection that constitutes the history of the architecture of the different towns in all their times ... By Julio Gailhabaud

Enclosure, Notre Dame, Paris

Ancient and modern monuments: collection that constitutes the history of the architecture of the different towns in all their times ... By Julio Gailhabaud

The grand coronation procession of Napoleone the 1st, Emperor of France, from the Church of Notre-Dame, Decr. 2d. 1804 / Js. Gillray inv. & fect.

Caricature showing procession, with Napoleon and Josephine in center, headed by members of the Imperial family, followed by Talleyrand and his wife, and a dejected Pope Pius VII. Napoleon's train is supported b... more

The grand coronation procession of Napoleone the 1st, Emperor of France, from the Church of Notre-Dame, Decr. 2d. 1804 / Js. Gillray inv. & fect.

Caricature showing procession, with Napoleon and Josephine in center, headed by members of the Imperial family, followed by Talleyrand and his wife, and a dejected Pope Pius VII. Napoleon's train is supported b... more

The grand coronation procession of Napoleone the 1st, Emperor of France, from the Church of Notre-Dame, Decr. 2d. 1804 / Js. Gillray inv. & fect.

Caricature showing procession, with Napoleon and Josephine in center, headed by members of the Imperial family, followed by Talleyrand and his wife, and a dejected Pope Pius VII. Napoleon's train is supported b... more