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Notre Dame de Paris, Cathedral of

[(noh-truh- dahm duh pa-ree)]

A large cathedral (see also cathedral) in Paris, France. Notre Dame is considered one of the masterpieces of Gothic architecture. It is dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus; Notre Dame is French for “Our Lady.”

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