39.5 cm x 22 cm x 28 cm / 15.5 in x 8.6 in x 11 in
Puzzle Pieces: 149 Maker: CubicFun Size When Completed: 39.5 cm x 22 cm x 28 cm / 15.5 in x 8.6 in x 11 in
This beautiful LED lit model of Notre Dame de Paris requires 2 AA batteries (not included).
The site of the Notre dame is the cradle of Paris and has always been the religious center of the city. The Celts had their sacred ground here, the Romans built a temple to worship Jupiter. A Christian basilica was built in the 6th century and the last religious structure before the Notre-Dame construction started was a Romanesque church.
Bishop Maurice de Sully started the construction in 1163. The Cathedral was to be built in the new gothic style and had to reflect Paris's status as the capital of the Kingdom France. It was the first cathedral built on a monumental scale and became the prototype for future cathedrals in France, like the cathedrals of Amiens, Chartres or Rheims, just to name the most famous.
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