Notre Dame Cathedral, with her flying buttresses and vaulted ceilings is the finest example of Gothic architecture, which was first known as “French work.” A gargoyles’ eye view of Paris awaits those brave enough to climb her towers. Another gothic highlight, La Sainte Chapelle has awe-inspiringly beautiful stained glass windows and is a fitting venue for the concerts that are held regularly. For a different style, St Eustache church boasts modern art including a triptych by Keith Herring. Built of white stones that self-clean with every rain, Sacre Coeur, crowns the city, a constant reminder of France’s glory. St Denis Basilica is worth a visit for the hauntingly peaceful sculptures that mark the burial sites of the Kings of France.
Photo : Sylvia Sabes