Notre Dame de Paris Nicolas Guzman

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NOTRE DAME
DE PARIS
Nicolas Guzman
INTRODUCTION
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Notre Dame is a Cathedral
Gothic style
 Reflects Paris’s status as the capital of the Kingdom
France
 Is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris
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WHO CREATED IT?
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Bishop Maurice de Sully started the construction
in 1163
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French Revolution
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Completed in 1272 (some say 1345), partly because
design was enlarged during construction
Many of the cathedral’s sculptures were removed or
demolished
Notre Dame was restored during the late 19th
century
WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
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Being a cathedral, it is
used for masses
Notre Dame offers free
tours in multiple
languages
Has been owned by the
French Government
since the early 20th
century
WHERE IS IT LOCATED?
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Notre Dame is located on the Ile de la Cité
(larger island on the Seine River)
Notre
Dame
ILE DE LA CITÉ
Notre
Dame
WHY WAS IT BUILT?
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Bishop decided to
build a new cathedral
for the expanding
population
It was also dedicated
to the Virgin Mary
Many of the city’s
residents helped build
it
Sculpture at Notre Dame
OTHER INFO
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In 1768, geographers decided that all distances
would be measured from Notre Dame
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Notre Dame was and still is the center of France
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Napoleon was crowned emperor at Notre Dame
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Most visited monument in Paris and all of France
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Over 13 million a year!
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