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Category Archives: Paris

The Gargoyles of Notre Dame

The Catholic cathedral Notre Dame stands imposingly on the eastern half of  Île de la Cité. About as iconic as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris is one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and well worth a visit. The church interior is massive and typically clogged with church goers and tourists […]

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Eglise Sainte Chapelle

Eglise Sainte Chapelle In the heart of Paris, on the Ile de la Cite island, lies the Holy Chapel of Eglise Sainte Chapelle, a medieval Gothic chapel. The church was built sometime after 1239, commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his Passion relics, among which included Christ’s Crown of Thorns. Sainte Chapelle […]

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Tuileries Picnic Lunch with Paul

Got hungry after walking around the Louvre and amazingly, there was a food cart of the Paul french bakery chain outside the museum grounds. I am a huge fan of Paul’s lunch special set (their pastries are amazing and the sandwiches hearty) so we picked up some quiches, baguettes and croissants for an impromptu picnic […]

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The Louvre

The Louvre is one of those museums that, even though you know you’ll never make it through the entire thing, you still go if only to peak inside. The museum is massive, housed in the Palais du Louvre (once the former fortress of kings until Louis XIV chose to relocate the monarchy seat to Versailles) and […]

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