"Glass stained windows of the Notre Dame" Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris Tip by sim1
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris: 649 reviews and 1,317 photos
I was disappointed in the Notre Dame, but there was one exception, and those were the glass stained windows. These are really stunning, and enormous! Especially the rose windows! I just couldn't get enough of looking at them. The colour, the motives and probably as well the amazing size of the windows just took my breath away. There are three of these rose windows and without a doubt they will mesmerise you as well. These are still the original windows, but unfortunately all the other glass stained windows were destroyed in the 18th century. Having said that, these newer windows are stunning as well, as you can see for example in the first photo.
In photos number two and four you can see the North rose window, which dates back to 1250. This glass stained window is dedicated to the Old Testament and has mainly violet shades of colour. In the middle you can see the Virgin Mary carrying her child, and around her are no less then eighty figures in three layers of circles. The first circle shows the sixteen prophets, and in the outer two you can see kings, judges and high priests.
Address: Place du parvis de Notre Dame , 75004
Directions: Métro: Cité; RER: Châtelet-Les Halles, Saint Michel-Notre Dame
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