Paris}Notre Dame

One place I knew I had to visit while in Paris was Notre Dame.  Built in the 1600’s Notre Dame is a beautiful and elegant lady.


The day had turned rather chilly and blustery and we even got rained on while we waited to climb the stairs to the very top of Notre Dame – over 300 stairs to the top!



We took turns waiting in line outside in the rain and going inside to see the beautiful chapel.





And then we began our climb to the top through a very narrow, dark and steep stairwell.  It was a little bit of a stretch for this claustrophobic girl!  But I have to say the view was worth it!


And the gargoyles were so fun to see up close!


Now I just need to watch the Hunchback of Notre Dame again!





Notre Dame was all I had expected and more.  Amazing.

Where to next??


I think it’s time for some shopping!!

Paris}The Eiffel Tower

Paris}The Champs Elysees and The Louvre

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Valerie H. says

    Wow! These pictures bring back so many good memories. I love the way you
    altered your pictures. They have such an artsy feel and look like old postcards. Great shots and great job!

  2. marti says

    Such wonderful pictures with historical and fictional connections! How many stories high were you? I can relate to the claustrophopia. I’m proud of you.

  3. Romy Greenwood says

    Thank you for sharing! What did you think of the weather while you were there? Would you go again during that time? I have heard that much of France closes up shop for a united “vacation” in August.

    • says

      We were there in mid-June and we had great weather – I wore a sweater most days. One day was warm enough in Paris that we didn’t need sweaters. I only wore my trench coat once in the evening when we cruised down the Seine. We were rained on one evening in London and one afternoon for just about an hour in Paris. You are right Paris does close up in August so I would stay away from August. I’d definitely go again in June.

  4. says

    Fantastic photos! I keep coming back to look at them and was wondering if you had used a preset or action on them.

    (My family and I have been enjoying your raspberry and peach ice creams! Thanks for the recipes.)

  5. Emmy says

    I am having a blast looo\king through your Paris pictures. I love seeing the gargolyes, I want to watch Huncchback of Notre Dasme again too.

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