First Few Days in Paris

Wednesday we took a train ride to Chartres to view the Notre-Dame de Chartres and the Sancta Camisa, believed to be the tunic worn by the Virgin Mary at the time of Christ’s birth. Chartres Cathedral is quite imposing and is the most important building in town. They are constantly working on refurbishing the inside and outside of this famous Cathedral. Parts of it looked cleaned and in good repair, yet other parts were dark and dingy looking. I am sure it is a never ending task to keep it repaired. It was very hard to get pictures inside because it was so dark.

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chartres rose window

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chartres columns

They also had chairs set up on the famous Labyrinth so we could not walk it. They also have an outside Labyrinth.

chartres labrynith

Lunch was tasty savory crepes. Ann and I had crepe with potatoes, lima beans, mushrooms, and walnuts. Robert had ham and cheese – Raclette crepes.

crepes

Today we visited Père Lachaise Cemetery. It was a perfect day for a walk in the cemetery as it was cool and cloudy.

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The day ended at one of our favorite restaurants, Cafe du Marche and a short walk to view the Eiffel Tower with the twinkling lights.

cafe du marche eiffel tower

We are just about settled in at the apartment. We were both excited that we have not forgotten the neighborhood and we just jumped right on the Metro and started going places! It is good to be back in this beautiful city.

5 thoughts on “First Few Days in Paris

  1. Although I’ve been to Paris, I have never seen the cathedral at Chartres. So glad that you posted pictures! It is lovely, especially the rose window. I know you are all having a great time!

  2. Chartes is a favorite cathedral. Did you see Oscar Wilde’s grave at the cemetery? It’s the one with all the lipstick kisses. Cafe du Marche and a stroll to the Eifel Tower… Perfect!

    • They have put a plexiglass fence around Oscar Wilde’s grave because of the lipstick kisses. Yes, it was a perfect day. We are hoping to enjoy many more on this journey.

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