Paris Day Tripping: Chartres

Paris Day Tripping: Chartres
... the rush to make it to the next Parisian cafe or art gallery.  Here’s an overview of how you can get there, and why you should go. Chartres cathedral.  Stunning. Chartres cathedral The cathedral (map) really is the center of attention in Chartres – you can’t miss it, and you won’t want to, as there is plenty to see and do here in this massive building.  The official name is La cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  A few of the highlights...
December 9th, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: cathedral, city, day trip, religion, top-feature

Paris at its Best: Notre Dame Cathedral

Paris at its Best: Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame cathedral is one of the most famous attractions in Paris, and also offers some of the best views of the City of Lights from atop its massive twin towers. Walk in the same steps as Napoleon and King Henry VI who were both crowned in the cathedral, and also get a glimpse into the spiritual and daily lives of Parisians dating back two millennium, to when Celts and then Romans ruled the city.  For literary fans, Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer from Victor Hugo’s novel, The Hunchback...
December 5th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: attraction, cathedral, sightseeing, top-feature

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