This Gothic beauty has been built upon the remains of pagan temples. In 1163 under the presence of Pope Alexander III, it is said the first stone was laid.
In 250 Pope Fabian sent the first bishop, Dyonisius to Paris. He later came to be known at Saint Denis and was martyred along with his helpers around Montmarte.
Constantine and Licinius issued the Edict of Milan decriminalizing Christian worship in 313.
Constantine’s mother Helena exposed him to Christianity. When he was 42 he declared himself a Christian.
It’s hard to fathom Notre Dame is quite old. It is very well kept and could pass for centuries younger.
Standing before it knowing that people will continue to walk through its doors for more decades and centuries to come – made me very happy that I am fortunate enough to have visited.
Notre Dame has stood on Ile de la Citie for centuries. It remains the heart of Paris till this day.
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