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2013:850 years of Notre-Dame de Paris
In 2013, Notre-Dame de Paris celebrated its 850 years. Many events, celebrations and achievements have marked this jubilee year for the cathedral.
In the heart of the island of the city
The island of the city is the centre of ancient Lutèce like the one of medieval and contemporary Paris. The island of the city is formed by the meanders of the Seine. Inhabited by the Gauls Parisis from the second century BC and occupied by the Romans of Julius Caesar in 52 BC, it stretches on [...]
Before the present cathedral Notre-Dame Paris, the ancient Lutèce, was evangelized from the 3rd century onwards. There were about 250 enough Christians for Pope Fabien to send as the first Bishop Dyonisius, our Saint Denis, who became the patron saint of Paris. Christians were then persecuted in Gaul as in the whole Christian Empire, the Bishop [...]