The Beauty of the Notre Dame in Paris

Oh Paris. You beautiful city filled with fashion, art, culture, & gastronomy. Paris is a sight for sore eyes. It was my third time visiting the remarkable place. If you happen to find yourself in the lovely capital of France, you must take a look at the Notre Dame.




Tourist Information:
The Notre Dame Cathedral also referred to as Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris or Notre-Dame de Paris, is open every day of the year. Did you know that it translates into "Our Lady of Paris?" Its hours are from 8 am to 6:45 pm; on Saturdays & Sundays it's open until 7:15 pm. Access to the cathedral is free of charge during the open hours. However, you may have to wait in line. The line goes by pretty quickly but it also ranges by the day or even hour.



History:
The Notre Dame is a historic Catholic cathedral with French Gothic architecture. It's about 800 years old! In 1163, construction began for the Notre Dame Cathedral; the original cathedral that stood there was demolished. Construction took quite a long time & was eventually completed over 100 years later in 1272. Since it was built, the Notre Dame has remained one of Paris's & France's most recognized symbols.




I love viewing the grandeur that is the Notre Dame. It's a wonderful place to visit regardless of how many times you've seen it. I am obsessed with churches & religious art. I always have been; I remember it started in my ninth grade world history class. Last time I featured the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.



Once you get inside it's up to you what you want to see. There's no right or wrong way to do things. Walk around. People watch. Look at the stained-glass. You can buy a candle, light it, & say a little prayer. Take a moment to soak in the glory of the Notre Dame. If you're in Paris, France this is a must see experience. It's just one of those things you have to do!



The Notre Dame is a world wonder. It has so much character after being developed over hundreds of years. When you visit Paris make sure to set some time aside to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral. After all they made a whole Disney movie about it, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. That has to mean something, right?

Have you ever visited Paris or the Notre Dame?  :]

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54 comments

  1. Beautiful photos of a magnificent building. I've actually never been inside, yet I've spent hour adoring the architecture from the outside :)

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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    1. The line can be daunting, so I don't blame you. :]

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  2. It's so beautiful! We studied it in Art History, but that's obviously nothing like being there in the flesh! The hard work that was put into it is crazy.
    They definitely don't build things like they used to!

    Lovely pictures as well :)
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  3. Such a lovely post, your photos are gorgeous! I haven't been to Paris since I was very little, and I don't think I went to Notre Dame then, but it looks so stunning! I love old architecture, and what's more iconic than Notre Dame? Great visiting tips too :)

    Helen xx
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    1. Thanks Helen. Pretty photos are easy with such iconic Parisian architecture. :]

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  4. So gorgeous!!! I am hoping to visit this spring! Fingers crossed!!! Happy Monday!

    Danielle
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    1. Spring would be a beautiful time to visit Paris! :]

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  5. Notre Dame is such a gorgeous building. I've never been, but, you know, everyone who visits Paris visits Notre Dame, I've seen my fair share of pictures! I'd love to see it in person, stained glass and Gothic architecture are two of my favourites!

    Erin
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    1. The stained glass is remarkable. Hopefully you get to visit one day. :]

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  6. Oh, you took absolutely gorgeous pictures. It makes me wanna go there right now. If you love cathedrals so much, you should visit Ulm, Germany when you can. The Ulmer Minster is actually the highest cathedral in the world and it´s gorgeous, especially if they´ve got some kind of project going on.
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    1. I'd love to visit Ulm! I'm love churches, cathedrals, basilicas, & everything in between. :]

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  7. Awesome post dear! Have a nice day:)

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  8. Very beautiful photos. I want to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral. http://bysinkj.blogspot.com/

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  9. Oh, Notre Dame is impressive, I have been in Paris once and this I'm so happy that I could see this great cathedral on my own eyes :)

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    1. It's so wonderful once you see it up close. :]

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  10. Wow, just wow...I am in awe just by looking at your pictures, can't imagine how I would feel if I am there to see it in real life.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks Shireen. Definitely a stunning sight. :]

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  11. Beautiful pictures! Paris is so gorgeous :) xx
    Chasing Belle 23

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  12. I remember the first time I visited Paris and saw the Notre Dam, it was one of the highlights of my trip! Can't wait to be back there again. Lovely photos!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic - Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

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    1. I'm glad you were able to see the Notre Dame & Paris, Georgia. :]

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  13. Gorgeous pictures!! I want to go to paris so badly!

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  14. Beautiful historic architecture! Those pointed arches and the stained glass windows are amazing.

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    1. Yes! Pointed arches give it such a unique look. :]

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  15. This looks amazing!!! xo
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  16. I haven't been to Paris before, but hopefully very soon. Great shots!

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  17. I've been in Paris once and it's such a beautiful city. Definitely want to go there again ❤

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    1. I'd say it's a place you could go over & over because there's so much to do & see. :]

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  18. I miss Paris so much!! I visited Notre Dame years ago, and it was just a lovely experience. Great photos!

    Best,
    Christina

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  19. What a beautiful cathedral! I hope to visit it very soon! Thanks for sharing these fabulous photos with us. Have a nice week!

    Danielle
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  20. So very beautiful, I'd love to visit Paris one day! I recently visited the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montréal which they nicknamed 'Mini Paris'. The architecture from the outside is quite similar actually.

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. I've ever been to Montreal so they'll be wonderful to visit. :]

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  21. Notre Dame looks like something out of a story, I love it!
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    1. Maybe a story like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. :]

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  22. How much are the candles? Lighting one seems like a cool way to participate in the atmosphere and truly envelope yourself in the church.

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    1. I'm not entirely sure on the price but it's probably somewhere around €5. :]

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  23. Visiting Paris is TOP of my bucket list; the architecture and pastries...I think I'll fall in LOVE. I can't wait to visit Notre Dame when I get there, thanks for sharing photos!


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    1. Paris is definitely a unique place to visit. The pastries alone are enough to make me want to go back again. :]

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  24. Lovely pictures :) I went to Paris as a teenager but I didn't really appreciate it - would love to go back for a visit sometime :) x

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    1. As a teen, we sometimes take things for granted. Just have to go again. :]

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  25. Ahhh this post makes me SO happy! It has always been a dream of mine to go to Paris, I have studied french for 4 years so this post just makes me all the more excited for when I do get to go!

    Raashi
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    1. You will get a lot of good practice in Paris! :]

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  26. Parriiiis ! What a lovely city ! I lived there and it's amazing!

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  27. Sadly I never went to Paris when I was in France, but I will of course do this once in my life, and to visit notre dame is on my checklist!

    Kinkx

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  28. Its amazing!

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