Enjoy these pictures in and around Notre Dame in Paris. Consider it your own personal armchair tour.
Though your guide, moi, is here in spirit – it will be more of a self-guided tour.
The front facade, taken from the square in front of Notre-Dame.
A close up of the center arch.
An even closer look at the side of the arch. Just look at that detail!
Taken from the Quai d'Orléans across the Seine on the I'le Saint-Louis.
A view of the right side, taken from the Vedettes du Pont-Neuf, a boat ride on the Seine.
A view from the rear, in the lovely Square Jean XXIII, with gardens, benches and a fountain. There is even a Wi-Fi hot spot back here. Who wouldn't want to tickle their laptop keys back here?
A lovely view of one of the Rose windows.
A slice of Notre Dame taken from the left bank, in a tiny little park called Square Viviani.
And our finale, la pièce de résistance, a shot of a stained glass rose window taken from the inside. This pales in comparison to standing right in front of it, in awe, but hopefully you can still appreciate its beauty.
Have you been to Notre Dame? What did you think? Which picture was your favorite?
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