Notre Dame Cathedral

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame was built in 1345 and witnessed many centuries of history. It is one of the main touristic attractions, drawing 13 million visitors per year. The number of visitors is even higher than that of other Paris' famous attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. The gothic architecture is impressive. Watching over La Ville Lumiere, gargoyles and chimeras can be spotted on the external walls of the cathedral, on the buttresses and bell towers. The statues were originally painted in colors that faded over time. It is possible to climb to the top of the cathedral and enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.