Notre Dame and a walking tour
Today was a busy day. We arrived early in the morning and dropped our stuff at our hotel.
We made our way into Paris and started by attending the 10:00am mass at Notre Dame. For mid-May, it was pretty cold so I’m glad I brought a jacket.
Our French professor then took us on a walking tour to the Jewish Quarter by the Seine River. From there, we went to Victor Hugo’s house (the author of “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame”) and then visited the oldest building in Paris, built in 1407.
We walked by the Roman baths, Sorbonne University, and then the Pantheon. The Pantheon is where Marie Curie, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Louie Braille (the dot system used by the blind), are buried.
We also visited Montmartre in northern Paris.
Tomorrow, we are going on a bus tour of Paris and seeing the Louvre. I’ll write more later – I haven’t slept since Friday night and need to catch up on some sleep. It’s currently 12:01am on the 17th (6pm Sunday back in Tampa).