I am writing as a traveler who enjoys shunning the traditional tourist sites, who tries to explore cities without the aid of guidebooks, and one who prefers to stumble into strange restaurants as opposed to having Fodor’s select a convenient one for me. Nonetheless, it is in such a city as Paris that I feel comfortable letting my guard down to get in line with the rest of the tourist hoards and "see the sites."
Of course, one the first places to start in Paris is Notre Dame. Gothic architecture can be sublime, it can be imposing, even depressing, but it is worth a jaunt through the interior and around the exterior of this massive cathedral and hallmark of architectural history. The Rose...Read More