The location of the Notre Dame has always been a sacred site
For the Celts the site was holy ground, while the Romans build a temple in the honour of Jupiter on it
A christian balisica was built in the 6th century and the last religious structure before the Notre-Dame was a romanesque church.
Bishop Maurice de Sully started the construction in 1163, and the cathedrale was to be build in the new gothic style, reflecting the status of Paris as capital of the kingdom of France
Dimensions: 37,5x22,5x27cm - 74 pieces