The Cathedral Notre-Dame de Strasbourg
Is a Roman Catholic cathedral built in Strasbourg, representative of Gothic architecture. At 142.11 meters after being the tallest building in the world from 1647 to 1874, it is now the second highest cathedral in France after that of Rouen, completed in 1876 thanks to modern construction techniques, culminating At 151 meters.
With 8.5 million visitors a year, it is the second most visited cathedral in France after Notre-Dame de Paris 1. It is recognizable by its unique bell tower surmounted by an arrow.
"Prodigy of the gigantic and delicate" according to Victor Hugo, the splendor of the cathedral can be seen from far away in the Alsatian plain and can be seen from as far away as the Vosges or that of the Black Forest. It is located in an area surrounded by the river Ill, on the cathedral square, in the heart of the old center of Strasbourg.
The building has been classified as historic monuments since 1862.