Notre-Dame the spiritual heart of Parisis one of two remaining natural islands in the Seine within the city of Paris. Île de la CitéNotre-Dame de Paris meaning "Our Lady of Paris” often referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in Paris. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution; much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. Popular interest in the cathedral blossomed soon after the publication, in 1831, of Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedral of the Archbishop of Paris.
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