Notre Dame de Paris sits on an island between two rivers
A great example of Flying Buttresses – one of the architectural aspects for which this 12 century Cathedral is known
The official center of the City of Paris and therefore, France - (and therefore some would say, the world) It is in front of Notre Dame - If you have your GPS it is: 48° 51′ 12.24″ N, 2° 20′ 55.68″ E 48.8534, 2.3488
Saint Denis – was the Bishop of Paris in the 3 rd century, was executed and carried his head while still preaching a sermon along the way.
Louvre You enter today by going into a very modern pyramid and going down below ground level.
Before the Revolution the Louvre was a Royal Palace. There is so much art work in the Louvre that I don’t think anyone really “sees the Louvre.” They see parts of it.
The Louvre has a lot of artifacts from all over the world in addition to a huge collection of famous art.
Eiffel Tower Truly a magnificent piece of architecture, much more impressive than it shows in photographs. You go up several floors to the restaurant, named for he famous French author, Jules Verne.
The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles
As I walked through Versailles (outside of Paris) I kept thinking how these French really needed a Revolution!
The King’s bedchamber – real gold thread!
That summer I got to see Cambridge and the Sorbonne. The Sorbonne is in the Latin quarter of Paris – named for the Latin spoken by students there back in the Middle Ages.
Where Napoleon is entombed
The Emperor’s Tomb
Famous things in France . . . Book sellers on the left bank of the Seine River - Sidewalk toilets – you put money in, it gives you 20 min and then the door opens! This one was right in front of a restaurant. This was in our apartment in Paris . . . I guess it is for cleaning your boots?