"Rose Windows" Notre Dame de Paris Tip by Sharrie

Notre Dame de Paris, Paris: 65 reviews and 75 photos

  Rose Window
by Sharrie
 
 

Favorite thing: Marvel at the beauty of the only rose windows allowed to retain their original colors. Louis XV declared stained glass outmoded & replaced most of the rose windows with clear glass in 1756.

The western rose window (c1230) shows the Virgin at its center. Surrounding her are kings, virtues & vices, month of the year & signs of the zodiac.

The northern rose window (c1250) also shows the Virgin at its center. Surrounding her are figures & scenes from the Old Testament.

The southern rose window (c1270) shows Christ surrounded by apostles & martyrs.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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