on October 12, 2010
I am sure other reviewers and writers will tell you the best time to get to the plaza outside Notre-Dame in order to avoid crowds and to hear choirs performing inside. We were going with the flow so we did not take any of this into account and arrived mid-day with the plaza packed with other tourists. Even so the view of this landmark is beautiful, the sky and finally cleared and the towers against the blue was perfect. From every angle there are details not to be missed, the gargoyles, the buttresses and the stained glass. If you are going inside, keep in mind that there are different lines for ascending the towers and just visiting the cathedral. The lines for both were long, but the line for the cathedral moved quickly and we were inside far quicker then we ever thought. It was as crowded inside as out, and as remarkable as the outside as well. There are plenty of opportunities to find a quiet spot if you wish, other than around the rose windows you are able to move around. If all you choose to do it stay in the plaza and admire the architecture it is worth the time.
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