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  • 1. Notre DameCathedral
    Derek Phoenix
    French 3
    2/3/11
  • 2. What is Notre Dame ?
    Notre Dame is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in France and Europe
    Notre Dame is the cathedral that holds the official chair of the Archbishop
    Currently held by Archbishop Andre Vingt-Trois
  • 3. Who built it ?
    1160 Maurice De Sully (named Bishop of Paris), orders the original cathedral to be demolished.
    Its completion took 185 years
  • 4. When was it built ?
    1160Maurice de Sully (named Bishop of Paris), orders the original cathedral to be demolished.
    1163Cornerstone laid for Notre Dame de Paris—construction begins
    1182Apse and choir completed
    1196 Bishop Maurice de Sully dies
    1200 Work begins on western façade
    1208 Bishop Eudes de Sully dies. Nave vaults nearing completion
    1225 Western façade completed
    1250 Western towers and north rose window completed
    c.1245–1260s Transepts remodeled in the Rayonnant style by Jean de Chelles then Pierre de Montreuil
    1250–1345 Remaining elements completed
  • 5. How long has it stood ?
    1345-2011
  • 6. What is its purpose
    Notre Dame serves its purpose as the pinnacle of French Gothic Cathedral
    It was used as a sanctuary to those with no protection