When Serendipity Happens: Attending Mass at Notre Dame

One of my favorite things about travel is when something good unexpectedly happens.

While visiting Notre Dame, my mom and I were walking around the inside perimeter of the cathedral, taking it all in, when it was announced a Mass service was soon to begin. Always wanting to attend a Mass service, we couldn’t believe our timing and decided to participate.

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Before Mass starts at Notre Dame.

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Exploring the Arc de Triomphe

Initially commissioned by Napoleon, the Arc de Triomphe is a monument to those who fought for France.

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Arc de Triomphe at the Place de Charles de Gaulle

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Exploring the Place de la Concorde

The Place de la Concorde is located at the eastern end of the Champs Elysees and is packed full of sites to explore.  Here is a crash course on what to see:

To start, the square was originally the location of the guillotine. Several name changes later, it became the Place de la Concorde and is Paris’s largest square.

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Place de la Concorde

Directly in the middle is the Luxor Obelisk from Egypt. Depicted on the obelisk is a diagram of how it was moved from Luxor to Paris.

Luxor Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde

Luxor Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde

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