Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
Architect: Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Lassus and Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1845 Restoration)
Year Completed: 1250
Notre Dame de Paris was the first cathedral built on a monumental scale, becoming the model for future cathedrals in France. Following the French Revolution and destruction of many of the invaluable decor and statues, the church underwent a 20-year restoration process. The cathedral was restored again between 1991 and 2001, preserving the historic architecture.