Sainte-Chappelle, Paris

Sainte-Chapelle is within the palace area where French kings lived until the 14th on the Île de la Cité in the heart of historical Paris. Completed in 1248, the gothic church is famous for its collection of 13th century stained-glass windows. It is an absolutely beautiful place. I posted some images of the chapel right after my visit three weeks ago. Here are a couple of more to go with the other images.

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Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Paris

After leaving the Louvre and heading west towards the Tuileries and the Champs Élysées, you immediately come upon the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel. Built between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napolean’s victories – short lived victories as it turned out – this is the little brother of the larger, more famous Arc de Triomphe at the far western end of the Champs Élysées. The weather god was definitely with me my first full day in Paris. Sunny, crystal clear, warm but not hot, a great day to walk myself ragged, which is exactly what I ended up doing.

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