Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle, & the Louvre

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Saints on Notre Dame
We started late today because of our early start the day before. We needed to get some laundry done so our first spot was the Laundromat. While we were doing laundry we took a short walk to an outdoor market. There were people selling clothes, meats including a very tasty looking rotisserie chicken and ham.

After our laundry was done, we decided to go to Ile de la Cite so we could take a tour of Historic Paris via a Rick Steves podcast. We started at the Notre Dame and then moved on to the deportation memorial which was closed. We went to Ile St. Louis to get some tasty sorbet from Berthillon. We then crossed the street to see a typical medieval street in Paris. We had lunch at a restaurant that had a good view of the Notre Dame. We continued our tour into the Latin Quarter.
Windows at Sainte Chapelle
We then saw the amazing gothic church Sainte Chapelle. It had some incredible stained glass, and was home to the crown of thorns. We then made our way to the Conciergerie the jail where people were jailed before they had there appointments with the Guillotine during the French Revolution. There was a special room for Marie Antoinette.

After a short rest, we made our way to the Louvre for the evening. The Louvre is incredibly big. It is at least three times the size of the National Gallery in London. We used a Rick Steves podcast to tour this museum as well. You can't see the entire Louvre in one trip, but we were able to see the highlights and we didn't encounter any lines. Of course we saw the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and the winged lady.

After our trip to the Louvre, we gave in and made our first trip to McDonalds. We were looking for the metro from the Louvre because the inside entrance to the metro was closed, so we had to go outside. We made a wrong turn and we saw the McDonalds. We were hungry so we decided to go for it. I never crave McDonalds at home, but sometimes on the road you don't want a long sit down dinner so you go with what you know.

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Saints on Notre Dame
Saints on Notre Dame
Windows at Sainte Chapelle
Windows at Sainte Chapelle
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
mmm Berthillon Glace
mmm Berthillon Glace
French Medievil street
French Medievil street
Sainte Chapelle while listening to…
Sainte Chapelle while listening t…
Inside the Louvre
Inside the Louvre
Posing by the Seine.  My money bel…
Posing by the Seine. My money be…
Venus De Milo
Venus De Milo
The winged lady.
The winged lady.
Flo and Mona Lisa
Flo and Mona Lisa
Craig liking the wrestling sculptu…
Craig liking the wrestling sculpt…
Flo enjoying le McNugget
Flo enjoying le McNugget
Paris
photo by: Sweetski