Notre-Dame de Paris (Exhibitions UEVF 24/01/09, UNESCO 31/01/09)
Notre Dame de Paris is a Gothic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in Paris, France. It is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Construction began in 1163, it was restored and saved, from destruction of the French Revolution in the 1790s, by Viollet-le-Duc, one of France's most famous architects. The name Notre Dame means "Our Lady" in French. Notre Dame de Paris was one of the first Gothic cathedrals, and its construction spanned the Gothic period.