Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

Completed nearly 700 years ago it is one of Paris’ greatest landmarks and tourist attractions, Notre Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris) can’t be missed, literally.  Notre Dame is located, geographically, in the center of Paris on Ile de la Cite.  The island sits right in the middle of the Seine and was the spot from which Paris grew outward.

Most views of Notre Dame are from the front, but the architecture and grounds can be just as beautiful from the back.

Most views of Notre Dame are from the front, but the architecture and grounds can be just as beautiful from the back.

When measurements are made from anywhere in France to Paris they are all based on a small plaque located just in front of the cathedral.  Crossing from the Left Bank to the Right Bank often means crossing directly in front of the cathedral.  There are many other bridges to cross over the Seine, but the ones leading to and from Ile de la Cite are some of the most scenic and best for pedestrian traffic.

The more common view taken from the square in front.

The more common view taken from the square in front.

Looking at Notre Dame from the Left Bank.

Looking at Notre Dame from the Left Bank.

A slightly more ominous view from street level.

A slightly more ominous view from street level. Thank you moon for making yourself seen just to the left of the tallest spire.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s