Notre Dame

We had lunch the other day on Île Saint Louis, the island right behind Notre Dame, and afterwards we made a stop inside. It doesn’t change but is always moving.

img_1892 Joan of Arc, found in every French church, was burned at the stake when she was 19.

img_1893 The famous Rose Window with it’s original glass.

img_1896  One side chapel is devoted to the Virgin of Guadeloupe, a Mexican Virgin Mary. This is the most visited and there are always flowers, candles and people. The flags of Mexico and Spain are there too.

img_1900 The area around Notre Dame is packed with tourist shops and places like this named after characters in Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame. They were considering tearing down Notre Dame when he wrote his book which became wildly famous and brought many tourists to visit so they saved it and just did repairs on the damage done during the Revolution.

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