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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #780: Notre-Dame de Paris
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    Notre-Dame de Paris

    Notre-Dame de Paris

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    Preceded by a Gallo-Roman temple to Jupiter, a Christian basilica, and a Romanesque ( )   [c...], Notre-Dame dominates the Seine and the Ile-de-la-Cité as well as the ( )   [h...] of Paris. Maurice de Sully, bishop of Paris, decided to build it for the expanding ( )   [po...], dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The construction began in 1163 during the reign of Louis VII. Pope Alexander III laid the ( )   [fo...] stone. . ( )   [Co...] was completed roughly 200 years later in about 1345. The reigns of Louis XIV and Louis XV saw significant ( )   [al...] including the ( )   [de...] of tombs, and stained glass. At the end of the 18th ( )   [c...], during the Revolution, many of the treasures of the cathedral were ( )   [e...] destroyed or plundered. Only the great bells ( )   [a...] being melted down, and the church interior was used as a ( )   [wa...] for the storage of forage and food. After falling into disrepair, a restoration program ( )   [o...] by Lassus and Viollet-le-Duc, was carried out in 1845. During the Commune of 1871, the Cathedral was ( )   [n...] burned by the Communards but it survived the Commune ( )   [es...] unscathed and during its history, Notre-Dame has been the site of numerous official and other ( )   [ce...] occasions.

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