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Notre Dame de Paris is the cathedral of Paris, located on the island Île de la Cité in the Seine River, and is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris. The Cathedral is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. It was restored and saved from destruction by Viollet-le-Duc, one of France’s most famous architects.

The stained glass windows of the Notre-Dame are very beautiful and many date from the 13th century when the cathedral was constructed. The stained glass often shows the heavy influence of naturalism, giving them a more secular look that was lacking from earlier Romanesque architecture, however, the Rose Window set subject are very religious. Notre-Dame’s stained glass windows are an important and beautiful work of 13th-century Gothic art. The highlight, and the greatest survival of original glass, is the set of beautiful rose windows.

Source: http://www.nslphotography.com/Cities/Paris-France/Stained-Glass-Notre-Dame/i-LSLt4Mx