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Petit Pont

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  • Day16

    Notre Dame Cathedral

    May 25, 2015 in France

    The Notre Dame cathedral is one of the first Gothic cathedrals ever built. Notre Dame is French for 'Our lady of Paris'. Construction started in 1163 and lasted for almost two decades, opening in 1345. It is one of the largest and most well-known church building in the world. I got to see the Notre Dame both during the day and at night, but to see it lit up at night was incredible!

    Outside the Notre Dame Cathedral was the center of Paris which was used to design the city and everything is measured from that point. We just had to have a photo standing in the center of Paris!
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  • Day3

    Ile de la Cite

    August 22, 2017 in France

    Ile de la Cite is the island in the middle of the Seine,using the Metro once again we traveled to the Cite station where we were close to the Sainte Chappel. This was built between 1239 and 1248 and has 1,113 stained glass scenes which are the main draw card of the Chapel, the windows tell he story of the bible. The chapel was actually built to hold the “Holy relics” purchased from the Emperors of Constantinople in 1239. The lower chapel – built for the use of the palace staff is ornate and the windows are impressive, but it is the easily missed upper chapel (reserved for the use of the King and his family)that is truly amazing
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    The next stop was Notre Dame. Unfortunately, we arrived too late to climb the tower and were subjected to extended queuing, however it was worth it to see inside the cathedral which is massive, glorious, impressive…. It’s easy to run out of superlatives. We were also privileged to be able to appreciate the acoustics when a service took place complete with music, singing and robed priests wafting smoke about.

    The day ended with a walk along the Seine and then another Metro ride back to the hostel … for a point of very nice French beer (I was offered Heineken - seriously why would I travel all the way to France to drink crap American beer - eeewww)... phew what a day!
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