From Montmarte, we directly went to Louvre Museum. It is the world's largest art museum. No one was interested to go inside and hence we did some more photo shoots in this beautiful Louvre and headed to Notre Dame cathedral.The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Here also, the line to go inside of the cathedral was too long and hence we only took photos from outside.
After crossing the Pont Neuf we walked for about 500 meters and reached the Cathedral de Notre Dame. This is undoubtedly one of the iconic structures of Paris. I was told that the aerial view of Notre Dame shows it in the shape of a cross. The place was extremely crowded when we reached yet we managed to enter inside.
After having a heavy French breakfast of Croissants, Scrambled Eggs, Juices and Café Au Lait (which means Coffee with milk or crème) we decided to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral. For book lovers you may remember it from the book The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo. The Notre Dame is the most famous gothic cathedral in entire France. The Cathedral was constructed and renovated and many additions were made over the years. But the most beautiful part is the stained-glass windows at the Cathedral. The Cathedral also houses many relics related to Christianity including the famed Crown of Thorns. The entire streets are lined with Bistros which is a common trait of Parisian streets and in the evening the Plaza is lined up with street artists of varied forms.
My first destination was the very famous Notre Dame cathedral, which is a masterpiece of the Gothic architecture. Entry to the cathedral is free, except the tower. There was a long queue before the cathedral, so I decided not to wait there as I had very less time & a hell lot of places to see. If you have time, do visit Sainte Chapelle church which is at a walking distance from Notre Dame Cathedral. Numerous ancient architecture & old bridges across the river Seine, in this area of the city, will take you to the medieval age & make you feel surreal.
If you’re an art or history buff, or just an avid traveller, this is a must on your Paris itinerary. Among the most important landmarks in the world, the cathedral allows visitors to enter for free.While you are here, spend some time admiring the cathedral’s majestic entrance, architectural gargoyles and the West Rose Window (with a beautiful depiction of Virgin Mary), among other artefacts. Plan your visit in a way so you can attend the Sunday morning mass, one of the most peaceful and enriching experiences ever.Timings:Monday – Friday: 7:45 am – 6:45 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 7:45 am – 7:15 pm