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Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

Perhaps no other nations history is more closely associated with Roman Catholicism than France, and perhaps no other monument to Christianity is more iconic than Notre Dame de Paris. Day and night we would find ourselves making our way back to Île de la Cité to continue our admiration of one of Europe's greatest Gothic masterpieces.



The structure itself took almost 200 years to build, with construction beginning in 1160 and continuing until 1345. It's mindboggling to contemplate the countless historical events that transpired at Notre Dame ranging from the famous ( launching of the Third Crusade 1185,  Coronation of Napoleon 1804) to the fascinating but lesser known (wolves of Paris 1450).

We were lucky enough to attend mass with Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris.

Notre Dame de Paris
Notre Dame de Paris
From Russia with Love
From Russia with Love
rosette
rosette
portals of notre dame
portals of notre dame
bouquinistes
bouquinistes
point zero
point zero
portal of the last judgement
portal of the last judgement
parisian seine
parisian seine
Interior
Interior
lover's bridge
lover's bridge
flying buttresses
flying buttresses
 Gallery of Kings
Gallery of Kings
lover's bridge
lover's bridge
 portal of saint anne
portal of saint anne
Interior
Interior
portal of the last judgement
portal of the last judgement
Île de la Cité
Île de la Cité
portal of the last judgement
portal of the last judgement
Interior
Interior