At an art show, i bought a photo taken at this exact spot, with that exact gargoyle looking out onto the Eiffel tower. You have no idea how badly i have wanted to recreate that shot myself and this is why one schlepps a DSLR around, even a basic one.
On the bottom right, at the tip, is the Deportation Memorial honoring and remembering the 200,000 French citizens who were sent to concentration camps during WWII. As a Jewish person, i seek out my culture in our travels, so in addition to the Deportation Memorial we also went to the Jewish Quarter and the Holocaust Museum in Paris, where they have files of all the Jews who were living in France during that time. This is huge, because for many years the French refuted that those files even existed.
The Sacre Couer basilica, in Montmartre (which was such an adorable place, it rounds out the top 3).
Paris rooftops and the Eiffel Tower.
Once we were back at street level, we walked around behind it to see the spires and the flying buttresses, those pieces that fan out. To me those were more impressive than the front and even more impressive from above.
And at sunset.
And the blue hour.
I know many of you shared with me that you went to the top of the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower, but has anyone gone to the top of Notre Dame? It is definitely a do not miss.
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