Category: Historic Shrines Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Hits: 358
Notre Dame de Paris is the most famous French cathedral and one of the very finest examples in world of French Gothic architecture.Though the video is secular in approach, it highlights a place and history important to Catholics.
"..The history of the amazing Notre Dame de Paris began almost 1000 years ago. The planning of a new, grand cathedral in Paris began in 1160. It was the newly appointed bishop of Paris, Maurice de Sully, who had ordered the construction of a new cathedral. In order to make place for it, the bishop had the old church demolished together with several surrounding houses.
A new road was also constructed in order to bring material to the construction site. Construction of the cathedral itself began in 1163, when either de Sully or Pope Alexander III laid the foundation stone."
For more info on Notre Dame de Paris, visit: http://www.worldsiteguides.com/europe/france/paris/notre-dame-de-paris/