• Director(s):

    BLANCHARD (EMMANUEL)

  • Producer(s):

    FRANCE 2, PROGRAM 33

  • Territories:

    Worldwide.

  • Production year:

    2020

  • Language(s):

    English, French

  • Rights:

    TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

It was in the 12th century that the foundation stone of Notre-Dame was laid in Paris, under the impetus of Bishop Maurice de Sully. Thus began a gigantic construction site: stonemasons, blacksmiths, carpenters, masons, all the guilds were involved in building the monument. 

Motivated by faith, driven by the ambition to build a cathedral whose dimensions would outshine even their wildest dreams, the builders of Notre-Dame invented a new architectural style that soon inspired the entire West: ars francigenum, or French art.