Monday, March 5, 2012

FRANCE ~Notre-Dame~

This postcard (FR-194422) is my second one showing the famous and wonderful Notre-Dame in Paris...known as the most romantic city in the world... Must admit I'm not such a romantic soul!:D It's a view on the southern façade and sacristy of Notre-Dame Cathedral, seen from quay de Montebello... For me cities by rivers are somehow more beautiful...Thanks Pauline!!

Notre Dame Cathedral is a beautiful cathedral on the the Île de la Cité in Paris. Begun in 1163 and mostly completed by 1250, Notre Dame is an important example of French Gothic architecture, sculpture and stained glass.

The Notre Dame is the most popular monument in Paris and in all of France, beating even the Eiffel Tower with 13 million visitors each year. But the famous cathedral is also an active Catholic church, a place of pilgrimage, and the focal point for Catholicism in France - religious events of national significance still take place here.

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