Each church we visited was different. The towers, the organs, the art, the accoustics, the gargoyles and chimeras, the history and often the literature attached to each one.
When we entered Saint Gervais in Paris we were struck by the reverent, contemplative silence. The monastery at Mont Saint Michel was full of unexpected surprises and beautiful vistas. The bell towers in Paris at Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur, and Notre Dame de Chartres were well worth the climb, even for big chickens. The cathedral at Notre Dame de Rouen was one whose plain glass windows spoke so loudly--although there were also lovely stained glass windows there.
|From the tower, photo by Antonia|
|Mont Saint Michel, late evening|