Churches in Ile De France - landmarks

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List of interesting landmarks in Ile De France


Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Ile De France, FranceNotre Dame is not even the largest cathedral in the world, but certainly the most famous. Gothic masterpiece is located in the Île de la Cité, a small island in the heart of the city. Paris Bishop Maurice de Sully began construction in 1163. Cathedral to be built in the new Gothic wishing to reflect the status of Paris as the capital of the French kingdom. It was the first cathedral built on a huge scale became the prototype for what cathedrals were built in France in the next period, among them the Cathedral of Amiens, Chartres or Rheims.

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La Madeleine Church

La Madeleine Church

Ile De France, FranceGreek temple is a little north of the Place de la Concorde and is known as "La Madeleine" and "L'église de St-Marie-Madeleine." This imposing building is actually a church dedicated to Mary Magdalene. Madeleine Magdalene is called in French, hence the name of the building.

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Sacre Coeur Basilica

Sacre Coeur Basilica

Ile De France, FranceSacre Coeur Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica and a popular tourist attraction in Paris. It is dedicated to the sacred heart of Jesus. The building is located on the highest point in town. In 1873 the Paris city councilors voted a law on expropriation of land for the construction of the basilica Montmartre hill. Architect Paul Abadie designed the basilica after winning a competition against 77 other architects. He was known for his restoration of the Cathedral Saint-Front in Périgueux.

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