Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris Notre-Dame de Paris, basically known as Notre-Dame. It is a mediavel Catholic Church. The cathedral was sanctified to the Virgin Mary and considered to be one of the finest cases of French Gothic engineering. It is not just a place for worship, it is engaged with a rich history and significant architectural achievements. It is one of the finest example of the French Gothic architecture. Here you can see many small statues, all individually crafted, can be seen around the exterior of the building. Some statues were used as column supports and others, such as the famous gargoyles, as water spouts. The three large rosettes are regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of Christianity.