Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sunday Travel Photo #62: Norte Dame Cathedral

Overview of the Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre-Dame Cathedral is also regarded as Notre-Dame, is a historical Catholic house of worship situated in Paris. In French, Notre Dame means our lady of Paris. The cathedral is broadly regarded as one of the greatest instances of Gothic design of France, and also it's one of the biggest and well-recognized chapels on earth. The beautiful tainted glass and naturalism of its designs are usually in comparison with Romanesque architectural mastery.

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Crypts under the Cathedral
The Historical Crypt of  Notre-Dame, Paris was made in the year of 1965 to defend numerous old ruins, uncovered while in development work and occupying the initial settlement deal in Paris towards the present day. The historical crypts are maintained through the Musée Carnavalet. It includes a huge display, incorporating comprehensive types of the design and architecture of various periods of time. Thus, the most important element is still observable that is the underneath ground heating set up throughout the Roman occupation.

The Organs
Although a number of organs had been placed in the cathedral as time passes, the initial ones had been not enough for the structure. The very first mentioned organ was completed in the eighteenth century by the famous constructor François-Henri Clicquot. Thus, the organ was totally reconstructed and extended within the nineteenth century by the prominent builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. The notable organ consists of 7,374 pipes, including ca 900 regarded as historic. It also includes a 32-key pedalboard, 110 real stops, and five 56-key manuals.

The Bells
Notre-Dame cathedral includes 10 bells. Among the biggest is Emmanuel, made in 168. It is positioned on the southern side of the tower and has a weight of approximately 13 tons. The bell is always tolling to indicate the time of the day. This amazing bell is usually ringing very first, a minimum of five seconds prior to the rest.

How to get in the Notre Dame Cathedral

You can visit the Notre Dame Cathedral by walk or catch a metro line 4 from Cite. You can also visit there by RER B and C.


  1. The architectural work on this cathedral is just spectacular! I'm sure even more so in person than on the picture. The crypts sound slightly spooky though. Did you have a chance to see those in person? I think this would definitely be one of the places that I would want to visit.

  2. An enormous beautiful cathedral, must-go for tourists. There are masses available for the interested.

  3. The detailing in the facade is so ornate and rich looking! I'm sure it's even more spectacular to see, when standing there in person. Much more so than what's portrayed on the picture.

  4. Free attraction. Great church to visit, is free.

  5. Marcos De Km1/10/2016

    everyone know Sunday have more historical place. and now a day it is very exclusive looking. Norte Dame Cathedral is one of them. thank you for share us and we remind it for visit.

  6. Norte Dame Cathedral is a must see for all tourist. Photography isn't allowed inside though.

  7. hus, the most important element is still observable that is the underneath ground heating set up throughout the Roman occupation.