Cathedral of Notre Dame

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Luigi's photograph of the Cathedral of Notre Dame
Luigi's photograph of the Cathedral of Notre Dame

The Cathedral of Notre Dame (in French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris) is a famous cathedral located in Paris.


Mario is Missing![edit]

“Construction of King Louis IX's big project, the Cathedral of Notre Dame (Our Lady), began in 1163 and took 150 years to complete. Every detail of Gothic architecture was used in its design. Situated on the banks of the Ile-de-la-Cite, Notre Dame can hold 9000 people. The church is especially known for its huge rose-colored stained glass window. The window is illustrated with 80 pictures taken from the Old Testament. This is the home of lovable Quasimodo, the hunchback, from Victor Hugo's novel, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."”
Pamphlet, Mario is Missing! (PC)

Notre Dame appears in the PC, SNES, and NES versions of Mario is Missing! as one of the landmarks in Paris that has been robbed by Koopa Troopas. In this instance, they stole the bell from the cathedral's south tower. When Luigi visits the city, he finds the Koopa Troopa carrying the Bell and returns it to the Cathedral of Notre Dame. After proving that the Bell is authentic by answering two questions about the cathedral, he is rewarded 1,190 dollars. Luigi must answer the following trivia questions:

  • What does Notre Dame mean in English?
    • Great Dane
    • Our Lady
    • Hunchback
    • Football
  • How many towers does the Cathedral have?
    • Two
    • Three
    • Four
    • Eight
  • The cathedral is an example of what architectural style?
    • Gothic
    • Ile-de-la-Cite
    • Old Testament
    • Art Deco

Mario Kart series[edit]

The Cathedral of Notre Dame makes a cameo appearance in Paris Promenade. Although it is obscured by trees, it is visible in the distance when passing under the Eiffel Tower from the Jardins du Trocadéro, which occurs in Paris Promenade 1 and 2 in Mario Kart Tour and can be done on the first two laps of the course in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.