Ile da la Cite

Today we went to Ile de la Cite, the island cradle of Paris, home to Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle, flower gardens, shops, and the municipal government. We love walking the island and its many views of the river. We also took a side trip to Sennelier Pastels so Jean could pay hommage to the motherhouse of pastels and, of course, buy a few for the road!

We also found our bride and groom for this trip. Since we began traveling we have found weddings in our path on almost every trip. No brides crossed our path in London, but today we saw this couple in front of Notre Dame.

Here’s our day in pics:


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About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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2 Responses to Ile da la Cite

  1. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    I got puzzled by the “municipal government” on the “île de la Cité” and thus checked. Administratively, the island lies between two districts (“arrondissements”), the 1st and the 4th, each of them having its own town hall, both on the right bank of the Seine, as is the Hotel de Ville (which is the office of the Mayor of Paris. The only building on the island that depends directly from the city administration would be the Hotel-Dieu; it is still a hospital and as such is managed by the City administration. Right now, “they” are trying to decommission it as a hospital (it needs to be rehab-ed, and it would cost mega bucks), but do not know what to which new use to put the building, which, as a historical building, cannot be destroyed.
    Thank you again for the beautiful pictures, not to speak of the beautiful dinner.

  2. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Wow, what a fine way to spend a day. Will post one of your Notre Dame shots (much the way I would have shot it) on FB; credit to U, of course.

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