It is the most-visited historic monument in France and has stood for centuries, but last night the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris was engulfed in a massive fire.

With upwards of 14 million visitors per year, is a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture.  Here are some archival images and drawings of the sacred structure.

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