Day Two continued…
After climbing up to the top of the Notre Dame bell tower and spiraling back down to ground level we were pretty hungry. We grabbed a quick picnic lunch and then were off walking again. We eventually made our way to the garden’s in front of the Luxembourg. What a fun place to bring the family too, I almost wished my two littles were with us to enjoy sailing boats in the pond, a giant playground and they even had pony rides.
After a fun ice cream stop we made our way to the Chapel of Sainte Chapelle. I knew the stain glass windows were going to be the breathe taking, so I was a little taken back when we entered through the lower level and saw low ceilings with hardly any stain glass at all. We found a tiny little circular staircase and decided to climb it. a short climb later and the breathe taking stain glass appeared. Amazing. Then to read that each window holds whole biblical stories in their detail was mind blowing.
We bought the joint ticket at the Sainte Chapelle which gave us access to the Conciergerie, which was formerly a prison. One famous prisoner was Marie Antoinette. The open spiral staircase and the huge fireplaces really caught my eye.
The apartment we rented for our week long stay was near the Centre Georges Pompidou. An interesting building with its insides on the exterior of the building. I have to say it grew on me throughout the week. At first I was not a fan, but seeing it every time we left the apartment and came home, plus seeing it from afar- it stands out. I always knew where to go when I spotted it on the horizon or down an alleyway.
That was pretty much our DAY TWO.