Interesting Facts about Notre Dame Cathedral You Probably Didn’t Know

A fire engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, destroying historic architecture in a matter of hours. It’s difficult to overestimate the historical significance of the Cathedral. Fortunately, Notre Dame is not dead and a plan to renovate the French symbol has already been announced by the French government. Let’s recollect all the features that attract millions of tourists every year.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Steve Goodman
Been there, not religious but couldn't speak whilst there, felt "something "Dont know what, but eerie
Apr 21, 2019 4:39PM
Been to Paris but not inside Notre Dame - vive la France!
Apr 21, 2019 4:23PM
Mark Yakabuski
The frieze above the main entrance depicts Jesus flanked by his disciples, 6 on either side each holding something to indicate who they are (Peter with keys, Andrew with fishing rod, etc.) John the youngest, is the only one without a beard and the “disciple whom Jesus loved” looks almost effeminate. The fact this was carved 700 years before The da Vinci Code kind of freaked me out. Okay religious people, lay it on me. I’m just saying what it looks like.
Mar 4, 2021 6:56PM
Nancy Yaw
I've been to Paris a couple of times, and had the privilege of visiting Notre Dame. What an impressionable work of art it is. It's massive structure holds so much artistic value, impossible to see all in one day.
Sep 2, 2020 3:20PM
Lynne Cage
Visited Paris & Notre Dame about 4 years ago. Stunning, beautiful!
Apr 8, 2020 3:57AM
Allison Aspden
Great facts & history of the iconic Church.
Mar 12, 2020 5:28PM
Linda Evers
My daughter and her family were in Paris when the fire occurred. They had been to Notre Dame earlier in the day and my son-in-law had taken a lot of photos in the area. He went back the following day to take a series of ‘after’ photos to show the devastation.
Jan 8, 2020 5:23PM
Lori Livensparger Reinhardt
We were there about a year and a half ago! Obviously before the fire and it was amazing. Beautiful stained glass windows and so serene inside. Would love to go back to Paris!
Dec 19, 2019 9:10PM
Kristine A. Brynildsen-Smith
#2 Eliminate “from” at the end of the sentence.
Nov 17, 2019 6:08PM
Susanna Viljanen
Visited it 2015. Awesome!
Oct 8, 2019 5:31AM
Irma Rivera
Please don't take me wrong Notre-Dame is definitely a structure to be admired and is really sad about the devastation that the fire caused, But to restore it is going to cost 8 billion dollars and am thinking, you know how many children can those 8 billion dollars save from starvation and premature death??? What is it more important to human kind...saving lives or saving a building??? Can we be a bit empathetic and think more on others in need??? Remember the commandment "Love your neighbour like you love yourself" Just food for thought...
Jul 21, 2019 12:03AM
Ian Swindale
If York Minster in the UK is anything to go by Macron's response that the cathedral will be rebuilt in 5 years is simply unobtainable. York's fire was decades ago and they are still working on its restoration. However I wish them the greatest good luck in achieving what they can so the magnificent cathedral can rise from the ashes
Jun 12, 2019 5:53AM
Chriss Crockford
Love Paris, I hope that it will be restored to its original splendours.
Jun 3, 2019 4:11PM
Robert Hohmann
It saddens me that it burned; I hope it's restored quickly.
May 19, 2019 4:59PM
Elisabeth Koechli
I once lived by the Champs de Mars, about fifty years ago, people were very religious and ardent churchgoers then...
May 1, 2019 4:32PM
Marlene Renz
Was there with my twin brother. It was truelly a spiritual experience. Went there 3X in the few eeeks we were there. My brother videotaped the Palm Sunday Mass there, which has been such a moving experience every time that I have watched it. I hope it can be repaired to its former glory. It was named for our Blessed Mother Mary.
Apr 30, 2019 8:28PM
Louis Michael Durocher,
Very much appreciated this INFO on Notre-Dame de Paris, thank's To thé person who di all the research,...BRAVO !
Apr 28, 2019 7:49PM

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