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Notre-Dame de Paris

General Information

Beginning of works: 1177
Completion: 1240
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Rib vault
Function / usage: Church
Material: Masonry structure
Architectural style: Gothic

Location

Location: , , ,
Address: 6 place du Parvis Notre-Dame
Location description:

On the Ile de la Cité

Coordinates: 48° 51' 11.00" N    2° 20' 60.00" E
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Technical Information

Materials

building structure masonry

Chronology

1163

First stone is laid. Bishop Maurice de Sully begins with the reconstruction of the cathedral.

1175

Beginning of works on the nave.

1177

Choir finished except for the vaults.

1196

Roof construction on-going.

1210

Work on the western façade begins.

1215

Western spans of the nave are completed.

1220

Modification of the flying buttresses. Construction of buttresses to take wind loads on top of the gutter walls.

1220

Rose in western façade (diameter 9.60 m).

1220
- 1225

Towers are finished.

1230

Beginning of enlargement of high windows.

1230
- 1240

Eastern chapels at the northern end of the nave by Pierre de Montreuil.

1245
- 1248

Chapels near the choir by Pierre de Montreuil.

ca. 1245
- 1296

Northern transept - widening of one span, chapels and façade according to plans by Jean de Chelles.

1250

Northern rose by Jean de Chelles (diameter 12.90 m).

1258

Southern transept - widening of one span and façade by Jean Chelles the Pierre de Montreuil.

1260

Southern rose by Pierre de Montreuil (diameter 12.90 m).

1725
- 1727

Reconstruction of the southern rose by Claude Penel under the guidance of architect Boffrant and at the cost of the Cardinal de Noailles.

1844

Beginning of restoration works by Viollet-le-Duc.

1861

Restoration of the southern rose by Viollet-le-Duc who modifies the outer tracings.

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Participants

Architecture
(role unknown)
Renovation
Architecture
Restoration
Architecture

Relevant Web Sites

Relevant Publications

  • Borrus, Kathy / Brockmann, Jorg / Canal, Denis-Armand / Driscoll, James / Vailhen, Nathalie (2005): Paris. Mille monuments. 1st edition, Editions Mengès, Paris (France), pp. 14-15.
  • Christ, Yvan (1963): Cathédrales de France. Editions des Deux-Mondes, Paris (France), pp. 216.
  • Antonello, Murielle / Ardisson, Alexandra / Dumoulin, Aline / Maingard, Jérôme / Rosenberg, Pierre (2008): Reconnaître Paris d'église en église. Massin, Paris (France), ISBN 978-2-7072-0583-4, pp. 92-101.
  • Denizeau, Gérard (2003): Histoire visuelle des Monuments de France. Larousse, Paris (France), pp. 88-91.
  • de la Monneraye, Jean / Weigert, Roger-Armand (1968): Paris. Horizons de France - Société Française des presses suisses, Paris (France).
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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000272
  • Date created
    21/05/1999
  • Last Update
    16/05/2015