Notre Dame de Paris – D’autres Vues

Once a little Gallo Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter, this Gothic masterpiece celebrates its 850th anniversary this year.

A thirteen meter high temporary structure built across from the entrance, works like a mini amphitheater for celebratory events in the Place du Parvis, and is a great, if rather ugly, vantage point to view its magnificent facade.

Yet it was the alternative views of the Grand Dame of Paris, that I found more appealing. Her distinctive spire guiding us back each time, to the very heart of the city of lights.

Until next time……..happy travels, no matter where life takes you.

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Hi, I'm Madhu. Wanderer. Travel blogger. Story teller. Bitten late and hard by the travel bug, I am on a mission to make up for lost time.

64 thoughts on “Notre Dame de Paris – D’autres Vues

  1. Great photos. I went to paris when I was small but I’d love to go again now that I can appreciate it more. I’ve missed reading your blog over the summer when I was not doing as much blogging. I hope I can catch up with it again. 🙂

  2. Hi Madhu,

    Fascinating post and I must confess I was not aware of this alternative perspective of Notre Dame.

    Good to be back here after a while.

    Shakti

  3. Great post, Madhu. As always thank you for sharing the beautiful places in the world. -Max-

  4. Paris at night …. Ahhhh! Looking at your pictures, I don’t have to close my eyes and imagine back my two nights in Paris. Thanks forthe memory nudge.

  5. When I visited Paris in 2007, the Notre Dame was under a restoration work to clean its exterior and make it gleam once again. I went inside and there was a mass under the dimmed lights in a summer night. Truly magical!

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