Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday, May 27th- Le Conciergerie, Saint-Chapelle, Notre Dame

Today was a fast-paced day. We started off the day with class, as usual, and headed down to Ile de la Cité (the island in the middle of the Seine river).  Here we went to the Conciergerie which is a prison that held people of the royal family, such as Louis XVI and Marie Antionette before they were executed via guillotine. We saw were Marie Antionette was held as well as how daily life was for the prisoners.
Next we walked a short way to the Saint-Chapelle. This is a beautiful church that has breathtakingly tall stained glass windows all around the building. I took a ton of pictures to show to my family, but I know it will not be the same as standing in the church in person.
The last planned stop of the day was at the Notre Dame.  This is one of the most famous churches in the world and is known for it's architecture and its stained glass windows. Victor Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris takes place here.
The group ate together at a small Creperie before we the group went its seperate ways. Some went to visit a memorial while others went souvenir shopping along le rue Pont Neuf.
A tout a l'heure!

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