A visit through France offers one the opportunity to explore this great European country from its rich history, wine regions, and food. During your tour, consider taking in some of the many beautiful cathedrals dotted throughout the country. Some are within city centers while others stand out as beacons guiding one safely from the sea into the harbor.
Our Lady’s Church
Our Lady’s Church or known locally Notre Dame is in Bordeaux offers some outstanding baroque facade that contrast the simple interior of this cathedral. The chapel features various trompe-l’œil ornaments, which are a series of 10 religious paintings by Brother André from the 17th century. In addition there are a series of beautiful 19th century stained glass windows, attributed to the famous Bordeaux glassmaker masters Hutrel and Villiet
Mont St. Michel
The Mont St. Michel is very busy welcoming nearly 2.5 million visitors including both pilgrims and tourists. The location of this UNESCO World heritage site in the middle of the bay offers wonderful views. In addition, the entrance to the medieval town below is where you will find the Tourist office. This definitely worth a visit. Learn more about visiting Mont St. Michel
As you glance down the side street, you might notice the above building and wonder what this might be? This the Priory of the Sacré-Cœur, which shelters a monastic community of sixteen Benedictine Sisters, who fulfill their vocation of the spiritual and material facilitation of Basilica of Sacré-Cœur.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
I end this post with a image of the Cathedral Notre-Dame of Paris prior to the devastating fire earlier this year.