Updated: Jul 28, 2020
📍Paris 🇫🇷 🥖
By Madhurantakam - Norte Dam de Paris
General Information ℹ️
Location: Parvis Notre-Dame – place Jean-Paul-II, Paris, France 🇫🇷
Architect: Style: French Gothic
Construction Dates: 1163–1345
Dennis Jarvis, Julie Anne Workman, Peter Haas
The Île-de-la-Cité on which Notre-Dame de Paris now stands was once a Gallo-Roman city known as Lutetia. The cathedral has been built right over remnants of a temple. Around 1710, pieces of a sculpted altar dedicated to Jupiter and other deities were discovered during an excavation under the choir.
Cross-section of the double supporting arches and buttresses of the nave, drawn by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc as they would have appeared from 1220 to 1230.