Notre Dame de Paris Historical Background, Episode 4

Notre Dame

Notre Dame de Paris, a Historical Background

In this episode of the Join Us in France Travel Podcast Elyse explains how the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral came about. The construction of this Cathedral is one of the most monumental undertakings ever completed in Paris and the stars had to line up just right to get it done.  Why is Notre Dame so special? Why does it get so many visitors?  There are so many churches in Paris, some are incredibly beautiful, what sets Notre Dame apart?

The Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral is the one place in Paris everybody should see. Even if you’re not religious at all, even if you’re of a different faith. It’s a masterpiece and will set the tone for everything else you’ll see in Paris. And, who knows, you might run into the Hunchback!

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3 thoughts on “Notre Dame de Paris Historical Background, Episode 4”

  1. An absolute must for Art History & Architecture aficionados!
    I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of several of Elyse’s walking tours in Toulouse and these podcasts transport me back to France! Elyse shares her expertise through stories and histories of the art and architecture of France. She is incredibly passionate about the cities and sites she explores and shares wonderful stories that are both educational and awe inspiring. A visit to France is not complete without a walking tour with Elyse. These podcasts are a wonderful precursor to any trip or a wonderful way to spend a snowy afternoon dreaming of adventures to be had! These podcasts inspire me to do further research delving into the details of the stories and histories shared. This site is wonderful and Elyse’s walking tours are absolutely fantastic!!! I look forward to future podcasts!

  2. Bonjour,
    Great Episode… Notre Dame is my most favourite place in Paris. I spent from dawn till dusk there recently taking photos of the stages of light that hit it.
    One thing that is good to know is that in the park at the choir their are toilets as you mentioned but also there is a free wifi hotspot. I was able to face time ,y wife and four children back in Australia. It felt as though they where there with me.
    Thanks so much for my favourite podcast in iTunes…

    1. Correct! In Paris (and many other French cities) any place you have a city park (i.e. a place with a fence and a gate and opening hours) should have free WiFi. They turn it off when the park is closed to the public, but it’s there during the day.

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