The great churches of Paris, France

Notre Dame★★★ Notre Dame Cathedral - The cathedral of Paris is a world-famous Gothic forest of flying buttresses, stained glass, and stone gargoyles... » more

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris★★ Sainte-Chapelle - The interior of this tiny Gothic chapel, almost entirely hidden by the bulk of the Palace of Justice surrounding it, is a 13th-century sculpture of light and color... » more

Abbaye St-Germain-des-Pres, Paris St-Germain-des-Pres - The oldest church in Paris is a wonderfully pell-mell conglomeration of elements from its 542 founding through its 11th century makeover to various fits of patching up it's taken over the centuries... » more

Eglise de Saint-Sulpice Saint-Sulpice - Beyond the imposing facade and its massive twin towers lies an echoing, dark Renaissance interior, Delacroix frescoes, and a famous organ... » more

Basilique du Sacre Coeur, Paris Sacre Coeur de Montmartre - This meringue neo-Byzantine shrine atop Montmartre hill shimmers in the sunlight like a church built of clouds. Actually, it's built of gypsum, and therein lies both its unearthly white glow and the ticket to its own rapid demise... » more

 

 

 



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