I really have not been a good blogger!
Better late than never -
When I first read “tours de Notre Dame” in my guide book I thought it literally meant tours. I’m not going to lie, I was pretty happy to find out I was very wrong.
I have no fantasies about how
good bad my french is.
After making our way around the loop inside the cathedral because it’s pretty much obligatory, we waited 40 minutes in line to wind our way up one the towers.
I’m a little bit afraid of heights but the initial shock of being so far off the ground was calmed by the view.
Can’t really get any better than that! I also realized that there was no better way to get up close and personal with these beauties:
When I wasn’t distracted by the gargoyles I was able to see the 360˚ view of Paris from the various levels of the tower you’re allowed to visit. I think besides the Eiffel Tower, it has got to be the best way see Paris from above. They also only allow about 20 people at a time to go up so you’re not all squished and fighting for space. It’s definitely up there with my favourite memories of the trip. I wasn’t sure at first that I wanted to wait 40 minutes in a line to see a view, but come on, I’m sure I would have been upset if I had known what I’d missed.
I’m not sure if you have to get tickets because it was included in our Paris Pass but I’m sure I would pay in the future to experience it again.
Pretty much the perfect way to start my Paris Vacation!