Notre-Dame de Paris, also called Notre-Dame Cathedral, is the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages and one of the most visited landmarks in Paris. The cathedral is distinguished for its size, antiquity, and architectural style. A huge boost in popular interest in the cathedral took place after the 1831 publication of Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).
The cathedral is going through a massive restoration after a devastating fire destroyed destroyed the centuries-old landmark on 15 April 2019. The plan is to have the church repaired before the city hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics, according to French president Emmanuel Macron.