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Notre Dame- Paris, $12, 10am-6:30pm

Notre Dame- Paris, $12, 10am-6:30pm

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“In 1640 on Rosary Sunday, I went to the procession at the Dominican Church ...  So we crossed the street and passed in front of the portal of Notre Dame [aux Nonnains] where there was a statue in stone above the door.  And glancing up to look at it, I found it very beautiful.  At the same time, I found myself so moved and so changed that I no longer recognized myself.  From the Writings of Marguerite Bourgeoys.  Painting by sister Sainte-Marie-Leonidas, CND.

“In 1640 on Rosary Sunday, I went to the procession at the Dominican Church where there was so great a number of people that the cloister was not large enough. So we crossed the street and passed in.

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Image issue du site Web http://www.ww1westernfront.gov.au/villers-bretonneux/amiens-cathedral/images/amiens-3.jpg

Chenonceaux.  Dogs OK on leads

The formal gardens at Chenonceau, build for Diane de Poitier, mistress of Henry II of France in tge After Henry's death his wife Catherine de Medici forced Diane to yield the castle to her.

Le Puy-en-Velay - Cloître de Notre-Dame du Puy - Le Puy Cathedral - #Romanesque cloister

Le Puy-en-Velay - Cloître de Notre-Dame du Puy - Le Puy Cathedral - #Romanesque cloister

Claustro de la Catedral de Burgos, España - Cloister of Burgos Cathedral, Spain

It could be The Lord of the Rings' Minas Tirith but much closer (and real), it is the Cloister of Burgos Cathedral, one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in Spain.

BikerTravesía: Evolución de la Catedral de Santiago II

BikerTravesía: Evolución de la Catedral de Santiago II

West Minister Abbey, London

Westminster Abby, London founded in the Abby has been England's coronation church since The current Gothic church was begun by Henry VII in Many of England's notables are buried here but, by his own demand, Shakespeare is not among them.

Ulmer Münster-this photo doesn't compare to what this really looks like.

Old gothic church in Strasbourg.would love to visit.I love gothic architecture.especially found in churches. a dream to take my camera and travel and snap every church I see. had a little taste of this when I went to Rome last

This is the Chartres Cathedral in Chartres France that was rebuilt in  the 13th century after majority of the building was destroyed by fire in 1194. The church is designed with pointed arches, ribbed vaulting, large stained glass windows, and constructed from limestone.

10 Buildings that Changed the World

Sacred Buildings: Gothic Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France. Chartres is one of the most famous cathedrals in France, and is widely praised for its sculpture, stained-glass windows, and high gothic style.