build this great cathedral started during the reign of Louis VII.Historians now argue about who laid the first brick in the foundation of the cathedral.Versions on this subject, there are two - or it was named Bishop Maurice, or the Pope on behalf of Alexander III.At the same time it is well known that at the construction site of the cathedral was originally a temple to Jupiter.And years later - St. Stephen's Basilica.Regarding the duration of the construction of the cathedral.It is known that it lasted hundred eighty and two years.
Notre Dame de Paris, the famous Notre Dame Cathedral, built over two centuries. It was originally conceived as the main temple of the French capital. It was Notre Dame held coronation and royal wedding.
It's amazing and it's hard to believe it, but the answer to this question - this is the longest period of the options granted - 182 years. Namely, with 1163 for 1345. Not surprisingly, it worked on many architects, although some of them stand out more, for example, Jean de Chelles and Pierre de Montreuil.