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2013: 850 years of Notre Dame de Paris
In 2013, Notre Dame de Paris was celebrating its 850 years. Many events, celebrations, accomplishments have marked this Jubilee year for the Cathedral.
At the heart of the île de la Cité
The island of the city is the center of ancient Lutetia like the medieval Paris and contemporary. The island of the city is formed by the meanderings of the river Seine. Inhabited by the Gauls Parisis from the second century BC and occupied by the Romans of Julius Caesar in 52 BC, it spans [...]
Before the current Cathedral Notre Dame Paris, the former Lutetia, been evangelized from the 3rd century. There were around 250 enough Christians to get Pope Fabien send there as first bishop Dyonisius, our Saint Denis became patron saint of Paris. Christians being persecuted so in Gaul as in all the Christian Empire, the Bishop [...]