The good news is that we got to see Sainte-Chapelle and Notre Dame today. The bad news is that I forgot my camera and don’t have any pictures to post. Sorry about that.
First was Sainte-Chapelle. Security was very tight, with airport-style scanners for both our bags and our bodies. Not so at Notre Dame – kind of strange. I was kind of underwhelmed by Sainte-Chapelle – guess I didn’t realize it was so small. It WAS beautiful (the part that was not being renovated) but not what I was expecting.
But, Notre Dame fulfilled all of my expectations and more! Huge and imposing and beautiful. Even with all of those people in there with us, it wasn’t crowded.
We returned to the little restaurant on Ile Saint-Louis that Michael Osman took us to, Le Lutetia, 33 Quai Bourbon. Bill had a burger and frites (lots of burgers on Paris menus), and I switched from salmon tartare to beef tartare with frites. Yummy once again! Bill couldn’t resist one scoop of Berthillon pistachio glace.
We walked over to the Jardin des Plantes, but I only had enough energy to walk around a little bit before heading home for the day. I would like to go back and enjoy the flowers some more.

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