Climbing the 387 steps to the top of this masterpiece is well worth the effort for the spectacular view. Construction of the ... More
Notre Dame Cathedral
Climbing the 387 steps to the top of this masterpiece is well worth the effort for the spectacular view. Construction of the first great Gothic cathedral began in 1163 and was largely completed by 1212. The rebuilding of the two transept gates in 1270 marked its completion. The west face is adorned with three richly decorated doorways and crowned with two 69-meter (226-foot) towers. The cathedral is busy at the best of times, especially on Sundays, when much of the building is closed to visitors.
The outstanding handling of new architectural techniques in the 13th century, and the harmonious marriage of sculptural decoration with architecture,
has made Notre Dame in Reims one of the masterpieces of Gothic art. The former abbey still has its ...
Notre Dame's twin towers have served as an Old Montreal landmark since the Neo Gothic basilica was finished in 1829.
Today they continue to be the focal point, where tourists disgorge from buses and calèche drivers line up for ...
In a typical and quiet little street, looking out on the seine quays and facing Notre Dame Cathedral, stands the
Notre Dame Hotel, the Paris residence. Its wide facade, which once must have been a shop window, opens onto ...