Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The amazing 'Notre Dame Cathedral' in Paris

Week 2 - Paris (part 2)

Known as 'Our Lady of Paris' in French, the Notre Dame Cathedral was one of the first Gothic Cathedrals and its construction took place during the whole Gothic period.

Its sculptures and stained glass show the strong influence of naturalism which is unlike the Romanesque architecture which is commonly seen throughout Paris!

Notre Dame was restored and saved from destruction by Eugene Viollet-le-Duc, one of France's most famous architects.

Hope you enjoyed Paris. Keep a look out as we explore London next week!

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