Monday, July 15, 2013

Paris: day 3

No photos again today. (As in, I can't post them, not as in, I didn't take any.)

We went to the Pantheon, which was built to be a church but is also a museum. The crypt downstairs houses a lot of big names, including Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, Louis Braille, Marie and Pierre Curie, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Voltaire. Plus the place is stuffed to the gills with art. It's normally home to Foucault's Pendulum, but it's away being restored. That was disappointing but we enjoyed the rest.

Next door to that is the Bibliotheque Sainte Genevieve. It mainly serves the Universite de Paris (also next door) and as such, visitors without library cards can be taken upstairs to look at the interior accompanied but not much else. It was still really cool though, and I hadquite a nice little (all-French) conversation with the woman who escorted us.

After that, we went to the Jardin de Luxembourg, which is every bit as big and beautiful as Christopher claims. We had lunch at a place called Pavillion de la Fontaine while listening to some nice live music.

After all that, we were pretty beat, so we took the metro back to the apartment, cooled off, went out for a light dinner, and now it's time to prepare for tomorrow! (And aren't you dying to see what we're doing tomorrow?) I hope to sort out photo uploading tomorrow, I swear! Blogging from my phone on wifi? Not my favorite.)

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