Paris Day 7 - Notre Dame & Le Marais

Paris Day 7 - Highlights include Notre Dame, Ile St. Louis, Le Marais and Pompidou Center (and no rain)

No umbrellas need today! We started out at Notre Dame and I know my photos just don’t do it justice at all (and I could have posted many more, of course, I will probably go back to them one day and create a new project).
Paris is so easy to get around, either taking the metro or walking. We love the food, the bridges, the people watching, the architecture, the sidewalks, the churches, the…. well, we’re not crazy about all the smokers, but it can’t be all positive, right?
We had lunch in the Marais and strolled around there for awhile before going into Pompidou Center where we saw a wonderful Henri Cartier Bresson exhibit which covered his entire career and life as a photographer. Very inspirational. We also enjoyed the modern art exhibits there. And what a building. It doesn’t hold a candle to Seattle’s EMP (Experience Music Project), but it certainly is an architectural statement. We wondered how the neighbors felt while it was being built.
Hotel de Ville Paris
Ile St. Louis, Paris
Notre Dame Cathedral
Sculpture of St Denis at entrace to Notre Dame
Notre Dame towers
Notre Dame Cathedral
Freshly baked baguettes at baking display, Notre Dame
Heavenly zither music, I'm kicking myself for not buying his CD, I may have to go back
Sweet faced mime on the bridge going to Ile St. Louis
Our yummy cider at Breizh Cafe in Le Marais. We'd eat here again, most delicious crepes.
Colorful Pompidou Center
Children learning about modern art at Pompidou Center
Modern art gallery at Pompidou Center
The Eiffel Tower from Pompidou Center
Sacre Coeur from the Pompidou (this one is for Julian)
Girls smoking at Pompidou Center
Eglise de Saint-Merry in the Marais
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