Notre Dame is probably one of the most famous cathedrals in the world. It took over 200 years to built and was one of the first Gothic cathedrals to feature flying buttresses. It has witnessed the ebb and flow of history for almost a millenia. During the French Revolution it was desecrated. It witnessed both world wars and many other wars. It is said to house the ghosts of kings and many great men. As soon as you walk in front of the doors of the great old Cathedral you can almost feel the eyes of the cathedral itself staring at you. Stone faces carved into the door look down at you with haunting eyes.
The Cathedral was restored in the 19th century and today is one of the most striking structures in Paris. From the gargoyles that sit on top of the building looking out with their cold stone glare to the famous rose window within the church walking through the cathedral is like walking through living breathing art. It is also like walking though history. Coils of history are twisted within the walls of Notre Dame and pictures taken here are often thick with the ghosts of those that have walked through her sacred walls. Notre Dame is called one of the ten most haunted places in France and it is certainly the most haunting. Out of the many buildings I saw in France, this is probably the most extraordinarily beautiful buildings I walked through.