You have probably heard people reference the Right Bank and Left Bank sides of Paris when talking about locations of certain arrondissements (districts), areas like the Marais or St. Germain des Pres, shops and cafes but how can you tell which side is the Right Bank and which side is the Left Bank?
Paris is divided by the Seine River with the Right Bank, also known as Rive Droite, being the north side and the Left Bank, Rive Gauche, being the south side.
But no worries if directions aren’t your thing or you get turned around while touring the city, a major tourist site can help you navigate. Continue reading →
Notre Dame may not be one of the wonders of the world but it should be! Every inch is covered with something amazing to see. Like most of Paris, it is dripping with history and the cathedral is a great example of Gothic architecture.
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.