(Paris Diary) Notre-Dame de Paris

October 26, 2012




It took almost two hundred years to complete, but Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the oldest and most famous churches in the world, was worth the wait. From the delicately carved exterior, featuring patron saints, to the stunning rose windows that illuminate the cathedral in sunlit shades of blue and red, the church on Ile de la Cite is a site to behold. Set on the ancient rue neuve Notre-Dame, now place Jean-Paul II, the cathedral is a haven for the spiritual and secular alike; all stand in awe of the arched cielings and glittering windows as soon as they step inside. Candles light the darker corners of the building, each one the reminder of a prayer whispered by a visitor. It doesn’t matter whether you choose to sit in contemplative silence or stand with your neck craned up at all of the beauty around you, Notre-Dame de Paris is a must see in the French capital.

La construction de Notre-Dame de Paris a duré près de deux cents ans, mais il a valu le coup de patienter pour que l’un des églises les plus anciens et plus connus du monde soit réellement fini. L’extérieur conçu en gravures delicats et l’intérieur illuminé en tons vifs lorsque le soleil brille à travers les rosaces, la splendeur de la cathédrale sur l’île de la Cité doit être vu pour qu’elle soit cru. Debout sur l’ancien rue neuve Notre-Dame, aujourd’hui place Jean-Paul II, l’église touche aux croyants ainsi qu’aux laïc ; personne ne peut ignorer l’ampleur des plafonds voûtés, ni la beauté des vitraux scintillants. Une multitude de chandelles éclaircissent les coins sombres de l’immeuble, chacun la manifestation physique d’une prière murmuré par un visiteur. Peu importe si vous vous asseyez en silence méditatif ou si vous vous tendez le cou afin de mieux voir l’élégance qui vous entour, vous ne pouvez pas venir à la capitale sans rendre visite à Notre-Dame de Paris.

20 comments :

  1. how amazing it is..just wow! wanna be there and visit Paris now Cee! happy friday dear! xo

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  2. Such pretty photos, love the Notre Dame!
    xo Cara
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  3. I loved Notre Dame when I visited... so much rich architecture in Paris!

    xo, alison*elle

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  4. Wow. Amazing pics. It looks great.

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  5. The Notre Dame is absolutely beautiful, and so breathtaking to see!:) I love your pictures, they're beautiful <3 xx

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  6. Beautiful photos!! This is definitely on my 'must-see' list! :)

    -Haylie

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  7. You got great photos. When I went it was so crowded :( My favorite church though is in Montreal of course and it's a mini of the Vatican.

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  8. Those candles all lined up like that are so beautiful. I watched le divorce last weekend and I thought of you, wondering if Cee has been here yet...:)

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  9. Notre Dame is my favourite place in Paris. I always try for a visit whenever I'm there.

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  10. Fabulous photos - I love your travel/adventure posts so much. They really get the travel bug in me stirring - I've already added so many of the sites you've visited to my must see list! Please, keep 'em coming!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  11. Jolies photos :)

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  12. sensationally stunning architecture! what can i say? it's a city filled with the most amazing historically rich surroundings and you're there getting the chance to see it all - dream bigger just doesn't apply right now. you're THERE! and it's beyond rad to get these photographic peep shows from that perspective. xo ♥

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  13. Notre Dame is such a stunning landmark. Your Parisian adventure posts are bringing back memories of my vacation there!

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  14. There must be a reson why we keep studying it in Art Hystory! I was there last year, and every time I see "her" it gets more stunning.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog - BTW, I love reading here, love seeing pictures of one of my favourite cities in the world!

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  15. Woooow, I am so jaleous righ now! ;) I remember myself reading Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo and imagining those huge Rose Windows, and the special feeling of this place... I so wish I could visit it someday!

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  16. It is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love beautiful churches! Exquisite photos Cee.
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  17. Thank-you so much for all of your lovely comments, mes cheries!
    xox,
    Cee

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Thank-you! Love you all <3
xox,
Cee

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