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Notre-Dame de Paris is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.

Gargoyles* sit atop Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Photo by © Paul Almasy / Corbis [Please keep photo credit and original link if reusing or repinning. Thanks!] *Technically, this shows a "Grotesque", as strictly speaking to be classified as "Gargoyle" it must funnel / spout water!

La rose de la façade de Notre-Dame de Paris, circa 1220. Illustration issue du Dictionnaire raisonné de l’architecture française du XIe au XVIe siècle, par Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, 1856.

Notre dame de Paris was our next destination. To get there we had to walk back to our hotel pick up our car and drive. We arrived there around 2:45 and took some pictures. It was really pretty! The archetecture on the building was very old and beautiful.

Cathedral de Notre Dame de Reims, France. Built in the early 1200s.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims, Champagne Ardenne, is very beautiful!

flying buttresses at Notre Dame in Paris

Interior of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris...I loved walking and praying in this sacred space...

Parisian gargoyles from Notre Dame Cathedral.