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Notre Dame is the one place in Paris I really liked. Luckily it was cleaner , no beggar bumped on us, no push seller disturbed us. I really appreciated that.

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The cathedral is built on  French Gothic architecture, and it is among  most well-known church buildings in the world. The naturalism of its sculptures and stained glass are in contrast with earlier Romanesque architecture earlier I have shown you in Sagrada Familia . The church is just in the bank of Saine river, and  you can walk to the love lock bridge from here.

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We went from the Eiffel tower to the Notre Dame by Rear train, which takes 15 -20 minutes, the station itself called by the name ” Saint michel Notre Dame . It cost 1.80 euro per person. Louvre museum , Love lock bridge and the seine river cruise , all are walkable from the church. Entry to the church is free, but if you want to go upstairs, you need to pay .

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This church is built after old church St stephens was demolished. Wiki says ” It seems likely therefore that the faults with the previous structure were exaggerated by the Bishop to help justify the rebuilding in a newer style” and “To begin the construction, the bishop had several houses demolished and had a new road built in order to transport materials for the rest of the cathedral” . Anyway I found it beautiful and in your paris visit you should not miss this church.DSC05623

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[Originally posted 24th March, 2015 , reposted on 12th June, 2016]

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