Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle, & the Louvre
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March 11th, 2009 – by: normrider2001
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.
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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