Paris Tour Day 1: La Cité
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June 28th, 2010 – by: montecarlostar
After the Concergerie; I visited Sainte Chapelle, as it is just a few steps away. The chapel was built as a royal chapel after the expansion of the old palace. Its vitrals are very beautiful and impressive, but unfortunately the building is still in restoration, so we did not have a chance to see the altar.
Then I moved to Notre Dame and I wanted to go on top of the bell tower, but the line was long and slow. I just went inside the church and took a little look. Then I visited the Cluny museum, with an important collection of medieval and roman pieces, and my last stop was again the Pantheon, but this time I did visit it on the inside. The building is absolutely magnificent and impressive; its murals depict several passages of the history of France including the lives of Jean of Arc, Saint Geneveve and Saint Denis. It also contains the remainings of french revolution characters like Voltaire, whic I guess must be impressive for some. I did enjoy visiting the tomb of Marie Curie though. But definitively one thing I did love to see at the Pantheon was Focault's pendulum (the oldest practical proof of the rotation of the earth), it was truly exciting!
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