Probably, even any schoolboy will answer the question with which he associates Paris. Everyone knows that the symbols and the visiting card of the capital of France are the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and the Champs Elysees. Each landmark in Paris has its own history, its own fate.
Landmark of Paris – Notre Dame
One of the famous sights, which is often mentioned in prose and poems, is Notre Dame de Paris. It began to be built in 1163, when Louis 7 of France ruled. The construction of the nave was completed by about 1196, and continued to complete the construction of the cathedral during this period only on the main facade. The main altar of the cathedral was consecrated in 1182, construction of the rear pediment began in 1200, and in 1250 the building was built. Interior decoration, as a separate type of work on the decor was completed by 1315. The construction of the towers was completed only in 1245, and the entire cathedral was already built in 1345. Continue reading