Day 3 - Notre Dame and shopping!!!

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Gargoyles on top of Notre Dame
Since I was still overwhelmed by all I had seen the day before at the Louvre I was going to take it easy today. After all I had already seen some of the most important sights. At least the ones that were important to me.
I started with another wonderful breakfast at the same place from yesterday. After charging my batteries for yet another day of walking I made my way back to my main goal for today.
There was already a line outside Notre Dame so I waited. I wanted to climb to the bell tower and get the view! It was truly amazing. The gargoyles were pretty scary looking.  I got to see two of the five bells, but no hunchback in sight. haha 
I was able to spot the Eiffel tower which isn't that hard from up here. I also spotted something else in the distance and I wondered how long it would take me to get there.
Archway of Notre Dame
Checked my bus map and saw that there was no stop for it on my route. :-(  After asking a few tourists I found out that it was the Sacre Coeur cathedral and that it was close (not really) to the Gare du nord (the north train station). So I decided to maybe check it out tomorrow before traveling home.
After the climb I went inside the cathedral. There was so much to see and without a guide you're pretty helpless, or at least I am. If I hear a story about something I'm more likely to remember certain things. The famous window was very impressive. Again, I have no idea what it is called. When I was done on the inside I walked around the whole structure to the back. It looks kinda weird from the back. I had never seen anything like it.
Now I had at least half a day to kill, I decided to hop back on the bus since I hadn't used the ticket all day yesterday.
Notre Dame
I just used  to warm up since it was lightly snowing outside. brrrrrrrr
Driving by the Louvre again in its whole glory. I didn't even realize how big it was since I had walked here the day before. The next stop was the Musee D'Orsay, but I was all museumed out so I didn't get off the bus.
Driving over the Concorde bridge to Concorde plaza again was even better the second time around. I decided to get out here and check out the surrounding area. My memory stick had long been filled up with pictures so I was kind of mad at myself for not getting more memory before I had left on my adventure. I did try to get a SD card but hell, I wasn't going to pay a 100 Euros for a 128 MB card. I'm cheap like that. haha  (Added 2010: Can you believe they used to cost that much???)
I did some shopping, bought some yummy pineapple pieces in rum at the Maxim store. Chocolates and other gift ideas people!!! Not the magazine. lol 
I jumped on my bus again and enjoyed the sight on Paris one last time.
Tomorrow I was going to be half way home at this time.
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Gargoyles on top of Notre Dame
Gargoyles on top of Notre Dame
Archway of Notre Dame
Archway of Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Notre Dame from the back
Notre Dame from the back
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photo by: Sweetski