Notre Dame
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Notre Dame De Paris

The famous cathedral is one of the main monuments of Paris. Built between 1163 and c.1250, in gothic style, it was the highest building of the whole city and an impressive symbol of the Church. You can easily recognize on the map the great sculpted rosace between the two towers, and you can try to imagine the ugly face of Quasimodo, Victor Hugos novel character, hidden behind the terrifying gargouilles



Part of Braun and Hogenberg map of Paris from Civitates Orbis Terrarum I -7 published in 1572.

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Sebastian Munster, 1550


Part of Sebastian Munster map of Paris from Cosmographiae Universalis 88-89 published in 1550. See this map

Plan de Bale, circa 1552


Part of the map made by Turschet and Hoyau, circa 1552. This map is also known as the Plan de Bâle.

This map fragment is used with permission of The Paris Pages

Merian map, 1615


Part of the Merian map of 1615.

This map fragment is used with permission of The Paris Pages

d'Anville, 1705


Part of Septieme plan of Paris, 1705
from Gallica - La Bibliotheque Nationale de France (French)



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