Notre Dame de Paris Celebrates 850th Anniversary

Église Notre Dame de Paris kicked off its 850th Anniversary celebration recently with a mass and procession. This is the first part of a year-long jubilee celebration of the construction of the church, which was begun in 1163 and continued into the fourteenth century.

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France 24 reports on the celebration in English.  Notre Dame cathedral has a website , entitled 850 ans de la cathédrale, on the jubilee celebrations which will continue throughout 2013.

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The Bibliothèque Mazarine at the Institut de France has an exhibition Les Livres de Notre-Dame, displaying books from the church.

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