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Before Notre Dame – St. Etienne

By |2017-07-31T09:26:37+00:00July 31st, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|

Notre Dame of Paris (1160s AD) In the time of the Romans, about 100 AD, the city council of Paris built a temple. They dedicated it to the Roman god Jupiter. The temple was on the island in the middle of Paris, the Ile de la Cité. In fact, it was right where the cathedral of Notre Dame stands today. When [...]

Inside Notre Dame – Paris, France

By |2017-07-31T09:26:25+00:00July 31st, 2017|History|

Notre Dame of Paris nave After they had pretty much finished the nave of Notre Dame of Paris, the builders worked on the crossing. Then they started on the apse. They finished the apse in 1182 AD, and the nave in 1196. Then they began working on the transept. But they soon ran out of money to [...]

Notre Dame of Paris – Medieval Cathedral

By |2018-04-12T00:07:58+00:00July 31st, 2017|History|

Notre Dame of Paris (1160s AD) In 1160 AD, a hundred years after Matilda built the Abbaye aux Dames in Caen, and about the same time as they were building the new cathedral at Laon, the Bishop of Paris, Maurice de Sully, decided that Paris should also have a big newChristian church - after all, how could the French king allow his capital to [...]