The majority religion in France is Catholism but there are also Muslims, Protestants, Jews and other religions.
Notre-Dame Cathedral, in Paris, is the most famous of all of these churches.
The inside of Notre-Dame cathedral is beautifully decorated.
A new style of wall had to be used to stop the walls from falling down. These supports are called flying buttresses.
Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) was a novel written by Victor Hugo. The story takes place in Notre-Dame cathedral.
Everyone's entitlement to practice whatever religion they like is protected by law. However, this was not always the case. In the 16th Huguenots were persecuted. Many fled the country, some to Ireland. Eventually they were given special protection by the king.