My theme – “26 Things I’d Like To See During Our Trip To France”
C is for “Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris”
What is this? Qu’est-ce que c’est ?
At the risk of sounding silly, I’ll answer this question anyway. It’s a historic Roman Catholic Cathedral in Paris, and a very famous example of French Gothic Architecture. No, I really haven’t studied architecture, but I loved Ken Follett’s novel, The Pillars of the Earth, which was full of the author’s research on Cathedral building in a wonderful period novel.
Ok, this is one of those “Bien sûr” (of course) moments. Yes, we will spend a week in Paris, so this one is a no-brainer. I’ve only ever seen Paris once in my life, and only for about 9 or so hours, but I saw l’extérieur (the outside) of this Cathédrale. It was breathtaking (except I was there in June, on a fine sunny day, and the queue was about a quarter-mile long. That part wasn’t so breathtaking) But when I go there with my husband and we will have a whole week to explore the city, of course we will wait in whatever line we find.
Where is it? Où est-ce?
It’s located on the East side of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris.
Why do I want to go there? Pourquoi est-ce que je veux y aller ?
Well…because one just has to go there. It’s a wealth of history and art. I really hope that my husband and I will be lucky enough to hear the organ. On the website I read that a different organist performs on the famous organ each Saturday. (Les Auditions d’orgue, tous les samedis à 20h, Entrée libre – Hear the organ every Saturday at 8pm, entry is free.” I think that just has to be on the list.
And you, dear A to Z-ers? Et vous ?
Have you taken a tour of the Notre Dame Cathedral? Did you attend a concert there? What was your favorite/least favorite part of the experience?
Alors à demain, chers lecteurs ! See you tomorrow!
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