Why is Notre Dame important to France?

The cathedral dates back to the 12th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and has been home to invaluable works of art and artefacts.

    The iconic architecture of France survived two world wars and has been the seat of the archbishop of Paris and a centre of the Catholic faith.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.


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