Devastating Loss for All…
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I’ve had an opportunity to visit the famous Notre-Dame cathedral on 6th July 2018 during my Euro-trip. After the recent devastating event, the fire on 15th April 2019 the Cathedral has sustained heavy damage to its architecture and wood work. I’m writing this post as a memoir for the loss of a grand monument.
The Cathedral is an impressive, massive and imposing monument built in the 12-14th century. The cathedral has seen ages pass by standing still at the bank of River Seine. It’s standing on the Ile de la Cite and it represents French Gothic architecture.
It houses the world famous Gargoyles which gained its popularity from Victor Hugo’s movie “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame”.
We all arrived at the Notre-Dame cathedral at 4 PM in the evening giving us just the time to gain entry in the Cathedral. The entry gate is beautifully carved with animated statues of saints. The architecture of the cathedral is remarkable.
How to get to Notre-Dame?
- Metro- Cite´ metro-4
- Bus- HOHO (Hop on Hop Off) bus
- Bus stand- St. Michels- Notre Dame
Things to see:
- Bells of Notre Dame the oldest is called Emmanuel
- Gargoyles & Chimera
- The organ- Massive musical instrument
- Twin towers
- The main Entrance & The Glass Work
- The Crown and Silver of the Cross of Christ
The Paris Pass gives discounts on entry fees. You should purchase it to save money.
- Book slots in advance
- The booking closes by 2:00 PM so book early
- Bookings are open from 7:30AM in the morning for the same day
Don’t forget to enjoy the open street café near Notre-Dame they’re well placed & food is good. sitting in café with great view, good food and amazing wine. What else do we need?
I hope the Restoration of Notre-Dame completes soon so that the cathedral is open for visitations.
Happy Travelling to all