From Le Marais, I took a little walk to Île de la Cité, the island where the cathedral Notre Dame is located. I was there too late in the day for a guided tour, so I walked the cathedral on my own.
There was a long line to get inside the church, but it moved fairly quickly.
A closer look at the creepy gargoyles.
There are a lot of things to see and do. You can climb the stairs to the tower, get a guided tour of the cathedral, check out the cathedral treasury, or visit the crypt. Unfortunately, I didn't get to do any on this trip. Next time!
Love this shot.
One thing I did do, was light an ex-voto.
Once outside, I went around the side of the cathedral to get to the tower entrance, and that's when I found out they had closed for the day. So, I kept walking down the block, and entered a small park behind the cathedral and kept on walking to the 'Love Locks' bridge, right next to the park.
I never knew this bridge was right behind Notre Dame! The Pont de l'Archeveche was entirely covered in padlocks; it was quite a sight.
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