The Notre Dame Cathedral is located in central Paris and was built over more than a century in the medieval period. The architecture of the church reflects the traditional medieval style in the form of columns, spires, and statuary. It is one of the major tourist attractions of France and continues to inspire artists and architects.
The cathedral was built between 1163 and 1345 and is listed as one of the largest religious buildings in the world. One of the famous churches in the world, its twin towers go as high as 69 meters and have 387 steps. The south tower of the church is home to Notre Dame’s largest bell that weighs around 13 tons and is popularly known as the Emmanuel Bell.
Sadly, Notre Dame was extensively damaged by fire in April of this year. It is said that a complete restoration could take up to 20 years.